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Why A Power of Attorney Is So Important in a Crisis

In a crisis situation, what happens if you or your family member is suddenly incapacitated and unable to take care of routine affairs? Who will be authorized to make medical decisions?  Who will continue to pay your health care premiums, the mortgage, or other important expenses?  If you own a business, who will work with… Continued

What Women Need To Know About Estate Planning

Estate planning for women is important, whether you are single, married, or living with a partner.  With many more women serving as breadwinners for their household, getting divorced, or living with a long-term partner, it is more important than ever for women to be informed and educated regarding the ins and outs of estate planning.… Continued

The Three Most Common Estate Planning Mistakes to Avoid

Many people make the biggest estate planning mistake by not, first, sitting down to make a will or estate plan. Others rely on templates or on-line wills to guide these important decisions that affect you and your family.  As Forbes Magazine notes, even celebrities such as Prince, Whitney Houston and Steve McNair did not update… Continued

How To Handle Social Media Accounts After Death

Social media is an important part of our lives these days. Most seniors, who use the internet, are on Facebook or other platforms, which can be a great way to stay in touch with family and friends. Other forms of social media have grown in popularity in the last decade as well, including Instagram, Twitter,… Continued

What to do When a Loved One Dies

There is never a good time to talk about death. But, after a loved one dies in Maryland, there are many emotional, financial, and legal needs that must be considered. Some of these matters will be taken care of immediately while other matters may take many months to complete. At Frame & Frame, our Maryland… Continued

Fall Newsletter 2022

How About Some Good News Before The Holidays? The holidays are less than 100 days away! If you're like me, this year has been a whirlwind. We have enjoyed taking a little detour from the headlines this year and in this edition we continue to focus on some good things that are happening all around us. First,… Continued

Frame & Frame Recognized as Leading Lawyers by What’s Up Media

Each year, What’s Up Magazine reveals their Leading Lawyers and Frame & Frame is proud to be recognized among this elite group of legal professionals.  The survey is conducted by the media outlet through a peer review process, inviting all attorneys and judges who practice law throughout the Anne Arundel County, Central Maryland, and Eastern… Continued

Who Controls a Trust and Who Are The Key Players

Trusts are created to manage assets during life, transfer assets at death, and control bequeath to heirs so as to protect inheritances. The main idea is who decides what goes where? Who controls a trust? Trusts allow a person to control his/her assets. If this is one of your estate planning goals, it’s time to… Continued

An Overview of Life Estate Deeds in Maryland

If you own real estate in Maryland, it is important to consider and make informed decisions about these types of assets. A life estate deed can be a valuable tool to help you legally pass your real property assets to your heirs and avoid the probate process, while also preserving tax benefits.  This type of… Continued