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Estate Planning as Part of a Long Term Care Plan

More than 70% of seniors will require some type of long term care.  It may surprise you, or your family members, to realize that long term care is typically not covered by Medicare and often not considered as part of a basic estate plan.  With these costs averaging $10,000/mo in Maryland, it can quickly diminish… Continued

If My Loved One Has a Will, Do I Have to go Through Probate?

According to Investopedia, “Probate is a legal process in which a will is reviewed to determine whether it is valid and authentic. Probate also refers to the general administering of a deceased person’s will or the estate of a deceased person without a will.” Before any assets can be distributed to beneficiaries, the executor of… 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

Frame & Frame Opens New Law Office in White Marsh, MD

For Immediate Release: Frame & Frame Attorneys at Law is pleased to announce the opening of a new office in White Marsh, Maryland.  Attorney Richard Adams will oversee legal services and operations at the new office located at 8615 Ridgely’s Choice Drive. The expansion of the firm is an exciting initiative to meet the needs… Continued

Frame & Frame Co-Sponsors Annual Vernon G. Frame Scholarship

Frame & Frame, in conjunction with the Rotary Club of Lake Shore, annually co-sponsors the Vernon G. Frame Scholarship. This is need based scholarship is open to high school seniors at Severna Park, Chesapeake and Northeast High Schools who plan to study law or law enforcement. The application is available on the website and applications… 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

Tara Frame, Expert in Estate Planning and Elder Law, Featured In I95 Business

Tara Frame Shares Expertise on Crisis Business Planning The February Issue of I95 Business, Preparing the Next Generation, features Tara Frame of Frame & Frame Attorneys at Law sharing her expertise in crisis business planning. Believe it or not, estate planning should be an early decision in your business plan. I95 Business features top industry… Continued

Medicaid Planning is not Estate Planning

Does your estate plan protect assets from long-term care costs? Does it include a strategy for long-term care?  Many people think that if they’ve done an estate plan, they have covered long-term care or Medicaid planning issues.  Nothing could be further from the truth. Medicaid planning is not estate planning and you’ll need an Elder… 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

A Marital Trust Allows You To Financially Protect Your Spouse Tax Free

A marital trust enables you, the grantor of the trust, to set aside assets and property for your spouse if you die before he or she does. These assets can include stocks, bonds, mutual fund accounts, bank accounts, real property, and more. A marital trust also allows you to pass these assets over to a… Continued