While it can be an uncomfortable conversation to have with the ones you love, talking about what will happen after you have passed away is critical to protecting them financially and legally. From deciding what type of estate you would like to set up to determining who is going to be the Power of Attorney, setting aside time to discuss how you would like your belongings handled after you are gone has to happen. In the state of Maryland, there are specific laws and regulations surrounding how an estate, will, and other things are handled after someone has died. Here are just a few things we think you should know about estate planning in the state of Maryland:
- The will, which is acknowledged as “The Last Will and Testament” in the state of Maryland, outlines where and who will be receiving property in the event of a death, assign guardianship over any children belonging to the deceased under the legal age of 18, and name the person who is the executor of the estate.
- The executor of the estate is referred to as the personal representative in Maryland.
- The personal representative is has a legal obligation to do the following with the estate after the descendant has passed:
- Assume possession over the property in the estate and appraise it on the date of the descendant’s death
- Take control over all financial assets and bills of the estate
- File and pay taxes on behalf of the deceased for that year
If you are looking for an estate lawyer in Baltimore, MD, that has experience and compassion, our talented team of lawyers can help at Mobley and Brown, LLP. Schedule a consultation with us today at (410) 261-4952.
In our previous blog post, we discussed what to do after you get into a car accident. Auto accidents can happen in the blink of an eye and can change your life instantly. Unfortunately, how you handle the car crash afterward is essential to making sure you are protected legally. Here are some other things you should do after getting into a car accident.
Please note that it is essential that your first step should always be calling the police and first responders in the event of a car accident.
- Once you have taken pictures of the accident, make sure they are saved in your phone with a timestamped date on them. Some insurance agencies have smartphone apps that allow you to upload photos of the damage as a part of your claim.
- After the police arrive, make sure that you file a formal police report that is filled out by the officer on the scene. Filing a police report after the accident can help document vital facts such as who is at fault, what damage has been done, and if anyone was hurt.
- When exchanging information with the other driver, only give them the necessary details, such as your name, phone number, address, and insurance policy number. If they ask for something like your social security number, that is not necessary for filing a claim so you should not give that to them.
- Call your insurance company once the police report has been done and you are to a safe place off the road. Report the accident location, whose fault it was, what time it happened, and what damage has been done to your insurance agent so they can properly file a claim.
When you are involved in an automobile accident and need the assistance of a personal injury lawyer in Baltimore, MD, turn to Mobley and Brown, LLP. Give our experienced attorneys a call today at (410) 261-4952 or toll-free at (833) 355-9897.
It can happen in the blink of an eye: one minute you are on the highway and the next you are flipped upside down in your SUV. While it is a scary moment, the things you do in the seconds after an accident can help to protect you financially as well as legally, too. Here is what you should do in the moments after a crash to protect the ones you love and your own safety, as well as your financial and legal future.
It is important to note that in the event of an automobile accident, your first step should always be calling the police and first responders.
- If possible, relocate your car from the road to a safe, secure area where first responders and law enforcement can get to you.
- Make sure your vehicle is in park and has the emergency brake on in addition to being completely turned off.
- Next, make sure that you, your passengers, and the other car involved (if possible) are safe and unharmed. Again, first responders and law enforcement should always be called in the event of an accident, even if there are not any significant or visible injuries.
- Once it is made certain that everyone in the cars involved is safe, make sure that the police were called to the scene of the accident. If there is any indication from the other party that they do not want the police involved, you should still call them to the scene to protect yourself from any legal or financial issues down the road.
- After the police are called exchange information with the other driver involved. Grab the license plate number, their insurance information, the driver and passenger’s names, as well as any additional, essential information from the accident.
- If possible, take pictures of both of the cars in the accident with a camera phone or a disposable camera. Make sure there is timestamped information on these photographs.
If you are in need of a personal injury attorney in Baltimore, MD, after you or someone you love is involved in an accident, turn to the seasoned attorneys at Mobley and Brown, LLP today. Give us a call, toll-free here at 1 (833) 355-9897 or (410) 261-4952.
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With two decades of experience, the attorneys at Mobley and Brown, LLP are here to help you with your accident or personal injury case in Baltimore, MD. Our lawyers and other legal staff at our firm are known for being compassionate while still being aggressive in helping you get the justice you deserve. Whether it is medical malpractice case, a truck accident lawsuit or you need assistance with estate planning; you can count on our knowledgeable, passionate lawyers at Mobley and Brown, LLP.
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