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Estate Planning & Elder Law

Signing Estate Plan

Is Your Estate Plan Really Complete?

9/23/2019

Many people think that signing their Will or Revocable Trust is the last step in executing their estate plan. Often, there are additional actions that ...

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Death Taxes in Maryland: Should You Be Concerned?

7/5/2019

As our estate and trust attorneys can confirm, many of the clients who consult with us after experiencing the loss of a loved one must ...

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2019 Legislative Update

5/29/2019

The Maryland General Assembly opened its 2019 session on January 9th. During this year's session, 2,500 bills were filed and a total of ...

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2019 Maryland Legislative Review - Estate and Tax Planning

4/29/2019

The first year of the four-year cycle for the General Assembly is usually is slower year, a year of learning by all of the new ...

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PRESS RELEASE

3/20/2019

For Immediate Release   

Davis, Agnor, Rapaport and Skalny, LLC, one of the region’s leading law firms, today announced that Laura Lynn Thomas has joined ...

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This Year Resolve to Fund your Trust

2/4/2019

Many individuals who have set up an estate plan use a tool referred to as a “revocable trust” (sometimes called a “living trust”).  One of ...

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The Law Offices of Alisa G. Cummins, PC Joins Davis, Agnor, Rapaport & Skalny, LLC

1/18/2019

Press Release

For Immediate Release

Attorney Alisa G. Cummins Brings Depth of Experience To Resolve Complex Family Law Matters

Columbia, Maryland - January 16, 2019 - The ...

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Are there Roadblocks Preventing You from Starting Your Estate Plan?

12/19/2018

Estate planning deals with issues that are of enormous significance in all of our lives, such as the financial and medical care that we’ll ...

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INTERGENERATIONAL ESTATE PLANNING

11/19/2018

Should estate planning be a family affair?  We get that question all the time.  Sometimes our clients ask if they should share their estate plans ...

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When to Reassess Your Estate Plan

10/2/2018

You just finished setting up your estate plan: you received your estate planning notebook containing copies of your estate planning documents, you finished updating all ...

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Estate Planning: The Insurance of a Lifetime

8/30/2018

Most of us appreciate how important it is to purchase insurance as a means of protection from unforeseen circumstances.  We pay for our health insurance ...

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Getting Your House in Order Before Your Next Vacation

7/16/2018

Every summer, we get last minute calls from many of our clients who are weeks away from their next vacation, and they suddenly want to ...

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2018 Legislative Update

6/8/2018

The Maryland General Assembly opened its 2018 session on January 10, 2018.  Before it concluded on April 9th, a total of 889 bills had ...

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PROBATE, GUARDIANSHIP AND DISABILITY LAW -2018 LEGISLATIVE UPDATE PART TWO

5/17/2018

The 2018 Session of the General Assembly was especially busy this year.  It dealt with over 3000 bills, many of which were politically charged. This ...

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ESTATE AND TAX PLANNING - 2018 LEGISLATIVE UPDATE PART ONE

5/17/2018

Wow, what a year!  The General Assembly, working with the Governor, was able to address a wide range of issues in a mostly bipartisan manner ...

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Health Savings Accounts - A Double Win!

4/25/2018

Health Savings Accounts, often referred to as HSAs, are tax-free accounts that are used to pay for future, qualified medical expenses.  Like qualified retirement accounts ...

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Revocable Trusts Versus Wills - Which One Should You Use?

4/2/2018

When you have finally decided that it is time to get your estate plan in place, you quickly realize there are a lot of choices ...

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The ABLE Act: A New Tool for Special Needs Planning

2/27/2018

Imagine growing up with a disability in a world where you are forced to rely on government benefits to pay for your care and, to ...

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Prospective Impact of the Federal Estate and Gift Tax Changes in Maryland

1/23/2018

Well, there goes Congress!  Just when we thought it was safe to prepare estate plans based on a stable estate-planning environment, Congress has changed the ...

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"Secret Trusts" Sometimes A Necessity; Now A Possibility

6/26/2017

The 2017 Session of the Maryland General Assembly ended in April, and the various bills affecting our estate and tax planning options that passed were ...

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