PK Law Attorney Kevin Bress Answers Your Estate Planning Questions

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Are expert witnesses necessary in a will contest case?

Are no contest clauses, disinheriting contesting plaintiffs, enforceable by a court if I contest the will?

Are there provisions that cannot be put in a will?

Are there techniques available to reduce or avoid estate taxes?

Are there ways to protect my assets other than using a trust?

Can a retirement plan protect my assets?

Can a will contest case be appealed?

Can asset protection work if I am currently in litigation?

Can I control how money is left to my children?

Can I disinherit my spouse or my children?

Can I leave something to a charity in my will?

Can I make a conditional gift in my will?

Can I place any limitations on how my property can be used after my death?

Can I transfer my assets to my children just before I go into a nursing home and still qualify for Medicaid?

Can I use my will to name a guardian to care for my young children and manage their property?

Can my husband and I make a joint will?

Can my power of attorney make or change my will?

Do I have to employ asset protection for all types of assets?

Do I need a will if I own almost nothing?

Do I need an attorney to make a will?

Do I need an attorney to make my will?

How are adopted children treated in wills?

How can a will contest be defended?

How can I leave specific items to particular people?

How can I protect my house in Maryland?

How can I remove assets from my estate without being subject to estate or gift taxes?

How can independent legal advice be proven in a will contest case in Maryland?

How can undue influence be overcome?

How do I choose an attorney in a will contest case?

How do I find an attorney to help me with asset protection?

How do I prove that I have standing if I want to challenge a will?

How do you challenge a will?

How does an asset protection trust work?

How is undue influence determined?

How long do I have to file a will contest case in Maryland?

How long does a will contest case take to resolve?

How long is a will valid?

How much can I expect to pay in attorney’s fees in a will contest case?

How much does a will cost?

How much income can I make and still qualify for Medicaid?

How much will it cost to challenge a will in Maryland?

How vulnerable is a home to lawsuits?

I am considering a trust to protect my assets from taxes. Can a trust lower my federal estate tax liability?

I carry malpractice and/or liability insurance. Is that enough to protect my assets?

I heard I can give away $10,000 and not have any problems. Is that true?

I made a will, but lived in another state. Now I live in Maryland. What should I do?

If a will is set aside or declared void in a will contest case, what happens next?

If I am challenging a will, if I am attempting to show incapacity, do I have to show that the decedent was insane?

If I am given power of attorney, can I also receive a gift from the person who named me their power of attorney?

If I have several children, can I treat them differently in my will?

If I successfully bring a will contest case, can I get the estate to pay my attorney’s fees?

If my spouse enters a nursing home, must I give away my assets to keep them from being taken to cover the costs of care?

Is a will contest case tried by a jury?

Is asset protection only for the wealthy?

Is there a way to get around or avoid the no contest clause in a will?

Must I leave something to my spouse and children?

My husband died without a will. We have two children. Will I inherit everything?

Should I have an asset protection plan if I have exposure to lawsuits?

Should I hire an attorney to help me put together an asset protection plan?

Should I just give all of my assets to a relative to hold for me?

Should I make a will online?

Should I put my funeral wishes in my will?

Should I put my healthcare wishes in my will?

What are foreign trusts and off-shore entities that I hear about being used for asset protection purposes?

What are some risks involved in engaging in an asset protection plan?

What are some risks involved in using an asset protection trust?

What are the badges of undue influence?

What are the elements of proof in a will contest case?

What are the income, estate, and gift tax consequences of a life insurance trust?

What are the income, estate, and gift tax consequences of an asset protection trust designed for judgment creditor protection?

What are the income, estate, and gift tax consequences of an asset protection trust made for Medicaid planning purposes?

What are the signs of undue influence?

What are the statutory rights of a surviving spouse in Maryland?

What court would have jurisdiction of a will contest in Maryland?

What does a will usually contain?

What does the jury consider in a will contest case?

What effect does a power of attorney have in a will contest case?

What happens if I die without a will?

What happens in my will if my children are under age minors?

What happens when a will contest case results in the will being declared invalid or void?

What if I already have a will and now I want to make changes?

What is a life insurance trust?

What is a no contest clause?

What is a will contest?

What is a will?

What is an asset protection trust?

What is an elective share for a widow or widower in Maryland?

What is an interrorum clause?

What is asset protection?

What is incapacity or a lack of capacity?

What is independent legal advice within the context of a will contest case in Maryland?

What is joint tenants with right of survivorship?

What is required to show lack of capacity?

What is standing in a will contest case?

What is tenants by the entirety?

What is tenants in common?

What is the burden of proof in a will contest case?

What is the difference between insanity and lack of capacity?

What is the law in Maryland on enforcing a no contest clause in a will?

What is the statute of limitations in a will contest case in Maryland?

What is undue influence?

What kind of evidence is required in a will contest case?

What property does my will control?

When should I start asset protection planning?

Where do I find an attorney in a will contest case?

Where does the money in an estate go if a will is declared invalid in a will contest case?

Who are the parties to a will contest?

Who can make a will?

Who has the burden of proof in a will contest case?

Who is responsible for the attorney’s fees of the party defending a will contest case?

Who is responsible for the attorney’s fees of the party filing a will contest case?

Who is the contestant in a will contest?

Who is the decedent in a will contest case?

Who is the testator in a will contest case?

Who needs to engage in asset protection planning?

Why is a will important?

Why should I have a will?