Priority to Serve as Personal Representative in Maryland

You may have noticed from our previous posts that there is an order of priority for personal representatives in Maryland. That means that under the law, certain persons may be appointed over others depending on the circumstances and depending on the relationship to the decedent.

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Responsibilities of a Personal Representative

Being named as Personal Representative can be a big deal, and it’s important to discuss this with the person you’re considering naming before you finalize your documents. For starters, this person should be familiar with what you want done with your assets after you die, and also because it can be a lot of responsibility.

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The Probate Process in Maryland: Opening a Regular Estate Proceeding at the Register of Wills

This post is part 8 in our series on the probate process in Maryland. The Gormley Law Office is pleased to present this information on opening a regular estate proceeding in Maryland!

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The Probate Process in Maryland: Opening a Small Estate Proceeding at the Register of Wills

In order to open an estate, you have to file paperwork. There are several documents needed to open an estate at the Register of Wills. The Personal Representative is the person who should file the paperwork to open the estate.

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The Probate Process in Maryland: Small and Regular Estate Proceedings in Maryland

Welcome back to Part 6 of our probate series for Maryland! In this post, we’re discussing two types of estate proceedings in Maryland. An estate proceeding is essentially opening a probate case.

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The Probate Process in Maryland: What Makes a Will Valid in Maryland, and Safekeeping Your Will with the Register of Wills

Welcome to Part 5 of our series on the probate process in Maryland. Today, we’re discussing wills and what makes them valid in the State of Maryland. In this post, we’re talking about the legal requirements in Maryland for a valid will.

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The Probate Process in Maryland: Probate Terminology

Welcome back to Part 2 of our series on probate in Maryland! In our previous post, we talked about the unique history of probate in Maryland and the responsibilities of the Orphans’ Court and the Register of Wills.  In today’s post, we’re talking about terminology of the probate process.

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The Probate Process in Maryland: What Makes Maryland’s Probate Process Unique?

Welcome to the first in our series of blog posts about the probate process in Maryland, brought to you by the Gormley Law Firm! In this post, we’re talking about the basics of probate in Maryland. You might be surprised to learn that Maryland’s probate process has some unique aspects to it.

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