Guardianship of the Property in Maryland

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In Maryland, guardianship, sometimes referred to as a conservatorship in other states, can take many forms. Most common are Guardianship of the Property, Guardianship of the Person, Guardianship of the Person and Property, and Short-Term or Temporary Guardianship. In this article, we are going to focus on Guardianship of the Property – what it is,…

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Guardianship & Conservatorship in Maryland

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In the state of Maryland, guardianship, called conservatorship in some states, refers to a court-appointed individual or entity responsible for making some or all personal and/or financial decisions for another person, either a legally defined “disabled person” or a minor. The disabled person may also be referred to as a “disabled adult,” “ward,” an “incapacitated…

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What Is a Living Will and Do I Need One?

In the state of Maryland, a Living Will is a component of an Advance Directive that outlines your healthcare instructions should you become incapacitated and can no longer communicate for yourself.

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Gov. Hogan’s Executive Order: Maryland Residents Now Able to Remotely Sign Wills, Revocable Trusts, Powers of Attorney and Advance Directives

On April 10, 2020, Maryland Governor Larry Hogan signed an Executive Order allowing Maryland residents to remotely sign Wills, Revocable Trusts, Powers of Attorney and Advance Directives. This Executive Order comes at an extremely important time, when people need to update their estate plans during the COVID-19 pandemic but do not want to risk exposure…

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Can I Update My Estate Plan From Home?

Yes! Estate planning can be done remotely from the comfort of your own home. At PathFinder, our clients’ health and safety are of the utmost importance. We understand the concerns with COVID-19 at this time and are here to help you – even if your concerns go beyond estate planning.

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What is Power Of Attorney?

Power of Attorney identifies who has the authority to make your financial decisions if you are not able to make them for yourself. When you create your estate plan with your attorney, you will discuss a component that outlines what happens if you become incapacitated. In the event of incapacity, your Power of Attorney will…

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