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This essential estate planning packet is for non-complex estates and includes:

  • Simple Will

  • Power of Attorney

  • Medical Power of Attorney (also called Advanced Directive or Living Will)

  • To begin, schedule your free consultation now!

FREQUENTLY ASKED ESTATE PLANNING QUESTIONS IN MARYLAND

 

1. How to Get a Will in Maryland?

A will is a legal document that makes clear how you want your estate (property and belongings) to be distributed after you die. A will can also include provisions about who you want to take care of your minor children.  The person making a will is called the “testator”.  A will should also name a person who will ensure that the instructions in the will are followed. This person is called the “personal representative” or sometimes referred to as the “executor.”

In order for a will to be valid in Maryland, it must meet the formalities required by Maryland law. There are several Maryland Last will and testament requirements. First, the will must be in writing, signed by the testator, and it must have at least two witnesses (three may be better) who sign the will in the presence of the testator. Although a beneficiary in a will can also be a witness to the will, it is better for the witnesses to be independent (i.e. not beneficiaries in the will). It is advisable to have an attorney assist you in this process. Contact us and have one of our Maryland Will and Estate Planning Attorneys help you in drafting a will, power of attorney and advanced directive for just $499 flat fee.

2. What happens if you don’t have a will in Maryland?

When a person dies without a will in Maryland, the person is said to have died “intestate”. When a person dies intestate, Maryland has a specific set of rules for how the testator’s property will be distributed. These rules are referred to as the rules of intestate succession. Essentially, this means that the person (testator) will not have any control over how his estate is distributed after his or her death. It is therefore better to prepare a will so that one has a say in how their estate will be distributed after one’s death.

3. What is a Power of Attorney in Maryland

This is a document that gives someone the power to act in the place of another person (principal). It is a very powerful document that designates a person to take care of another person’s affairs when they are no longer able to do so. A power of attorney can be limited or general. A general power of attorney would typically include things low allowing someone to open and close bank accounts, access safe deposit boxes, take out loans, purchase, sell or otherwise dispose of real estate and so on.

4. How to Get a Maryland Power of Attorney

Obtaining Power of attorney in Maryland requires a written document. The person granting the power of attorney must be over the age of 18 and mentally competent (i.e. able to understand what they are doing) to grant the power to someone else to act on that person’s behalf. It may sound simple, but there is a lot to it, and it would be advisable to obtain the services of lawyer to assist you with this process. Contact us to learn how our Power of Attorney lawyers in Maryland can assist you in preparing this document as well as a will and advanced directive for just $499 flat fee.

4. Is there a power of Attorney Maryland Form and What is the Cost of a Power of Attorney in Maryland?

There are various forms floating about the internet that some people use to prepare a power of attorney, however, it would be preferable to have an attorney assist with the process to make sure that it is done correctly and properly tailored to your needs. Many firms may charge $800 or more to prepare just a power of attorney. Our firm offers a flat fee service to provide a Simple Will and Testament, Power of Attorney and Advanced Directive (or Living Will), all three for just $499. Contact us today to learn more.

5. What is a Durable Power of Attorney in Maryland?

What makes a power of attorney “durable” in Maryland is that the power of attorney does not end when the principal becomes disabled and cannot make decisions himself or herself. In Maryland, the law assumes that a power of attorney is durable unless the power of attorney document itself says that it is not durable. If the power of attorney is not durable, it means that the powers granted in the power of attorney document end when the principal becomes disabled and cannot make decisions for themselves. In all cases, the powers granted under a Maryland Power of Attorney end when the principal either revokes the power of attorney or when the principal dies.

 

6. What is a Medical Power of Attorney (Advanced Directive or Maryland Living Will)?

This is a document that gives someone (healthcare agent) the power to make healthcare decisions for the principal. An advance directive must be in writing, signed, dated and must have two witnesses. The agent cannot be a witness. The advance directive is activated once the principal becomes too sick or incapacitated to the extent that they can no longer make decisions about their healthcare on their own.

7. Where can I find a Maryland Will Attorney, Advanced Directive Attorney or Power of Attorney Lawyer Near Me?

Our firm assists clients in these important areas of estate planning. We are Last Will and Testament Attorneys, Advanced Directive Attorneys and Power of Attorney Lawyers or Living Will Attorneys. We serve clients throughout the State of Maryland including in Hagerstown, Washington County, Allegany County, Frederick County and Montgomery County Maryland. Contact us today and ask about our flat fee of just $499 to prepare these important estate planning documents.

We are here and ready to help. Why scour the internet for a Power of Attorney, Advanced Directive or Simple Will template that may not be suitable for your situation, when we can help prepare all three documents for only $499 . With our easy online scheduling, after hours phone reception and zoom and teleconference options for consultations, we are the answer to the often asked question: Where can I find an Estate Planning lawyer near me? Book an initial consultation with one of our attorneys now at www.badakilawfirm.com.