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September 2012

Facing the Facts: Talk to Your Parents About Estate Planning
Elder Law    September 14, 2012

It is 10:30 p.m.; do you know where your children are? Are they in bed, sleeping peacefully, while you worry about ongoing issues with caring for your aging parents? If this sounds familiar, you are a card-carrying member of the “Sandwich Generation.” In caring for (or anticipating the need to care for) your parents, you […]

The Slayer’s Rule: Murder, Mayhem, and… Public Policy?
Estate Administration, Maryland    September 8, 2012

We thought it would be interesting to take a look at a little history and perspective on a common law rule in Maryland, versions of which can be found in the legal code created by Napoleon (“Code Napoleon”) and with origins dating back to 6th century Roman law.  The current statement of Maryland’s “slayer’s rule” […]