An Overview of the Types of Power of Attorneys and What They Can and Cannot Do

February 7, 2020

A power of attorney is a legal document that allows one individual to appoint another individual to act on their behalf with regards to legal, financial or health matters. In the event that you become incapacitated, it is important to know that a power of attorney is valuable for granting a trusted friend or family…

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Estate Planning as a Small Business Owner

December 11, 2019

Estate planning can be complex and time-consuming, but knowing that your property will be handled in accordance with your wishes after your death can bring peace of mind. An estate can include a home, car and other belongings, but many individuals do not know it can also include a small business. Here, the Harford County…

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Should I Create an Estate Plan If I Have No Children?

September 30, 2019

Just because you do not have children does not mean that you should skip creating a proper estate plan. In fact, there are several important reasons why you should create a comprehensive estate plan so that your property, assets and even medical wishes can be handled the way you want. Here, the estate planning attorneys…

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How Does Life Insurance Affect Your Estate Planning?

September 30, 2019

Estate planning is a difficult yet necessary part of life; while it revolves around an uncomfortable subject, it is important to provide a plan for asset distribution in order to take care of your loved ones, valuables and remaining debts after you die. In addition to knowing the ins-and-outs of estate planning, it is also…

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Leaving Assets to a Beneficiary While You are Still Alive

August 12, 2019

While much of the typical estate plan accounts for the distribution of your assets after your death, estate planning can also account for the distribution of assets while you are still alive. “Giving while living” is an estate planning tool that individuals should carefully consider with the help of an estate planning attorney. Here, the…

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Leaving an Inheritance to a Minor Child

June 26, 2019

While no one wants to think about the possibility of a family disaster occurring, it is always recommended to prepare for childcare and leaving an inheritance in case of an emergency. Here, the Maryland family law attorneys at Rodier Family Law discuss why you should consider leaving an inheritance to your children and how to…

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Leaving Assets to a Charity

June 24, 2019

It is not uncommon for an individual to leave a portion of their assets to a charity that is meaningful to them. There are a variety of benefits to donating an endowment or legacy gift to a charity or nonprofit organization, and if you are interested in leaving an asset of your own to a…

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How Will Your Debts Impact Estate Planning?

June 10, 2019

Even after death, most personal debts you have do not disappear, and the burden can fall on your estate and affect the gifts that you intend to leave your loved ones. Here, the will and estate planning attorneys at Rodier Family Law detail how your debts could impact your estate planning and what you can…

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Top 5 Tips When Preparing Your Will

February 17, 2019

While it is understandable to want to push off preparing your will, it is a necessary part of ensuring your assets do not end up in the wrong hands. Because preparing for the distribution of your belongings may seem daunting, the will and estate planning attorneys at Rodier Family Law offer five tips to consider…

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Estate Planning 101; An Infographic

October 18, 2018
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