Glossary of terms

Common Probate and Trust Legal Terms Abatement: When the estate does not have enough remaining property to pay each beneficiary in full, an abatement is the lesser amount heirs may receive. Administrator: Also called an executor, the person in charge of

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What Is Probate and the 10 Things a Personal Representative Must Know

You’ve been named the personal representative overseeing the probate process for a loved one. The tax is not easy and there are numerous steps involved. The probate process can tax a family and create stress for the personal representative, especially

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Estate Administration and Probate in Maryland

When someone dies in Maryland, the distribution of their estate is determined by Maryland probate laws. Different treatment will apply depending on how large the estate is and whether the deceased person left a will governing administration and distribution of

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Inherited Property: What Do You Do Now?

An Inherited House: Gift or Burden? If a loved one has died and you find yourself inheriting their property, you’re likely experiencing a deluge of mixed emotions. In addition to grief, you may experience gratitude or even elation at your

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