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Estate Administration

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” […]

Bad Will Hunting
Estate Administration, James D. Walsh    August 15, 2012

In the course of our discussions with clients, one of the more frequent comments we receive in response to our series of “what if” questions, asking about contingencies to be addressed in case something happens unexpectedly to their intended beneficiaries, is “I never thought of that.” We all assume that mortality events among family members […]