Estates & Trusts

Can Power of Attorney Be Challenged?

Power of attorney is a legal document granting an agent the power to control a principal’s assets and make major decisions in the same way that the principal traditionally would. A power of attorney could pertain to healthcare and medical decisions, financial assets, investments and more. If an agent fails to do their duty, or…

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Spring Cleaning Your Estate Plan

Spring has arrived, and for many this is the time of year to bring their lives into order. Spring is also a wonderful time to bring your estate plan into order or freshen up an already existing one. Here, the estate planning attorneys at the Law Offices of James A. List provide tips on how…

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What You Need to Know About Special-Needs Trust Planning

Special-needs trusts, also known as “supplemental-needs” or “quality-of-life trusts,” help to supplement the care and benefits provided to an individual with disabilities. These trusts can provide an increase in the quality of life an individual with disabilities experiences; however, it is important to have an understanding of these trusts before deciding whether it is the…

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Understanding Power of Attorney

A power of attorney is one of many powerful legal tools involved in a comprehensive estate plan. Here, the estate planning attorneys at The Law Offices of James A. List explain the basics of a power of attorney, including the terms durable and non-durable, as well as providing an overview of medical and financial powers…

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The Steps Involved in Probate

Probate is the legal process of “proving” a will, and can vary depending on the value of the estate and the presence of a comprehensive will. Here, the estate attorneys at The Law Office of James A. List explain the steps involved in probate. Determine Estate Size In Maryland, probate procedure is determined by the…

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What are Conservation Easements?

Conservation easements can be a great estate-planning strategy for landowners. But in many cases, such tools are overlooked because their benefits are not fully understood. Here, the estate planning specialists at The Law Offices of James A. List, LLC further elaborate on the concept of conservation easements. What are Conservation Easements? A conservation easement is…

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Estate Planning Checklist

While not a topic most like to dwell on, estate planning is critical, and will save your loved one’s significant stress and hardship after you pass. Here, the professionals at The Law Offices of James A. List detail what to keep in mind when planning your estate. While estate planning may sound like a term…

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