Making a Will in Maryland
A will can help you protect your family and your property.
Make a Living Trust in Maryland
Learn how to make a living trust in Maryland.
Maryland Restrictions on Who Can Serve as Executor
One of the most important reasons to make a will is to name your executor -- sometimes called a “personal representative”. Learn the rules about who can be your executor in Maryland.
ABLE Accounts in Maryland: A Savings Plan for Disability Costs
MarylandABLE accounts are bank accounts that allow people with special needs to save money without jeopardizing their disability benefits.
Maryland Inheritance Tax
Maryland collects both an inheritance tax and an estate tax, but close relatives of a deceased person are exempt from paying the inheritance tax.
Maryland Estate Tax
If you leave behind more than $5 million, your estate might owe Maryland estate tax.
Intestate Succession in Maryland
If you die without a will in Maryland, your assets will go to your closest relatives under state “intestate succession” laws.
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Avoiding Probate in Maryland
Probate court proceedings can be long, costly, and confusing. Learn how Maryland families can save time, money, and hassle
Probate Shortcuts in Maryland
Maryland offers a probate shortcut for "small estates." This makes it easier for survivors to transfer property left by a person who has died.
Death With Dignity in Maryland
Maryland failed to pass a death with dignity law that would have allowed terminally ill patients to request life-ending medication.
Burial and Cremation Laws in Maryland
Everything you need to know about burial and cremation in Maryland.
Maryland Home Funeral Laws
Learn the rules that govern home funerals in Maryland.