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my mother died in Maryland, her only assets are a couple small bank accounts, totally under...
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An estate of $150,000.00 would be well over the threshold of a small estate ($30k, or $50k with a... more

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What is the fees that a executyor of a will can get in Maryland
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Absent an Order to exceed maximum statutory fees, the fees for the Personal Representative (or... more

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Is there a maximum amount or percentage that a lawyer can legally charge in fees for settling an...
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Combined fees for the Personal Representative and Attorney for the estate are capped at 9% of the... more

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Due to my husband's passing, am I responsible for his credit card bills when the account is under...
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If the credit card was in your husband's name solely, you would not be responsible for the debt. If... more

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If you have been separated for 35 years, are you intitled to half of you spouses inheritance?
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If you're still married and have no will, your spouse will be entitled to receive the first $15,000... more

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Are specific bequest of assets protected if money is owed for funeral, and general estate expenses.
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There is s specific hierarchy of distributions if the estate does not have enough assets to cover... more

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my husband had a will witnessed by 2 people but not exactly at the same time, they were 5 mins....
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In the O'Neal case (53 Md. App. at 606, 455 A.2d at 67), the court held there is requirement for... more

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Can a wife and Husband have separate will to cover their estate if they both go at same time
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Not only can they, they should. One problem, however, can be jointly titled property. Since you... more

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Can one sibling that has power of attorney take over a parents property (house and land) and tell...
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It depends on the wording of the Power of Attorney (POA), but it would likely give the agent the... more

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If you signed over your right to be an executor of an estate to someone else can you get it back?
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No. Waiving the right to serve as Personal Representative is permanent - you cannot change your... more


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