2023 Legal Newsletter – Annual Planning Check-Up!

It’s Time for Your Annual Check-Up!

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This newsletter isn’t about scheduling a doctor’s visit, but this reminder may be just as important. We’ll provide the resources and materials you need to get this important check-up process started.

We have included several checklists to help you conduct a quick review of how your family and circumstances may have changed in the last year. Life events such as marriages, new babies, death, or divorce may mean that your health care directives, powers of attorney, will, or trust need to be updated. Do you have a student in college? Learn why it’s so important to have proper legal documents if they have a healthcare crisis. Diagnosis of Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s disease can require additional measures to be put in place. Our guides and checklists make it really easy to get started and ensure that you and your loved ones have exactly what you need, for any life events.
Don’t forget that estate planning can be a great gift for your family members too. Whether they need a simple will, powers of attorney, or a more complex estate plan, we can help! We are proud to serve as your family’s legal advisor for thoughtful planning and during times of crisis. Please let us know how we can help you and your family!

Top 10 Checklist for Annual Planning

annual planning checklistHow has your family changed over the past year? Has your family welcomed a new baby or a new marriage? Has your family suffered a loss through death or divorce? Have you bought or sold real estate in the last year? Has someone in your family been diagnosed with an illness or do you have a family member with special needs?
Download our Free Annual Planning Checklist and the Family Protection Planning Checklist. Every family member should have these resources to consider each year! These checklists help you answer questions about your healthcare, online passwords, family finances and more!

Spotlight on Our Team

Erica Redmond named partner of firmLast year, Erica Redmond was named Partner of Frame & Frame Attorneys at Law. Over the past eight years, she has made significant contributions to the firm in a variety of roles. She will utilize this diverse experience to oversee day-to-day operations, lead firm growth initiatives, and nurture a strong culture of core values established by the firm.
Ms. Redmond will continue to handle legal matters involving probate and estate administration, guardianship, family law, and auto accident cases.
Ms. Redmond reflects on her legal career, “When I first began law school, I had my sights fixed on being a business lawyer. After an internship at the Baltimore DSS and at the U.S. Attorney’s Office, I realized I would never be happy unless I could practice law in an area that I could help people. My experience at Frame & Frame has provided me unlimited personal and professional fulfillment and enabled me to truly make a difference in people’s lives.”
Tara Frame also reflected on Erica’s career path and contributions to the firm, “It is a true privilege to work alongside Erica, knowing that she aligns so well with our core mission.”
Gabriele Kropf Gabby currently serves as the paralegal that handles probate and estate administration, estate planning, and personal injury at Frame and Frame.  She has six years of previous legal experience, mainly as a personal injury Paralegal.
Gabby is originally from Pasadena.  She graduated from Chesapeake High School.  She subsequently received her Associates Degree from Anne Arundel Community College in Paralegal Studies and obtained her Paralegal Certificate in 2017.  She enjoys working in a small-town atmosphere and serving the needs of the people in her community.  She still resides in Pasadena with her husband and two children.  They enjoy camping, racing motocross, and spending time with families.

In The News

i95 business magazine article on death taxesTara Frame recently wrote an article for I95 Business Magazine entitled “Death Taxes” which provides valuable insight on Maryland’s estate and inheritance tax issues and ways to minimize their impact, especially during the probate process.  Learn more in this article.
For over 70 years, Frame & Frame Attorneys at Law has been serving the legal needs of our community.  Contact us today to schedule a private consultation.