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Preparing for a Grand Exit

By Berman, Sobin, Gross, Feldman & Darby LLP |

Are you a small business owner? If so, you may love your job so much, that retirement, death, or incapacity are the furthest thoughts from your mind. While you may not intend to exit the business in the near future, have you considered the possibility of what might happen if you have to unexpectedly… Read More »

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The Do Not Resuscitate (DNR) Order Has Been Replaced With the New and Improved MOLST Form in Maryland

By Berman, Sobin, Gross, Feldman & Darby LLP |

When it comes to protecting your loved ones, we encourage you to have an Advance Directive (See Get an Advance Directive: Don’t Be a Headline; Should I get an Advance Directive, a Living Will or a Health Care Power of Attorney?). Having an Advance Directive is effective in explaining your wishes and giving someone… Read More »

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Death of a Loved One: Practical and Legal Guidance

By Berman, Sobin, Gross, Feldman & Darby LLP |

Dealing with the death of a loved one both before and after death are the two most difficult situations in our lives. In addition to the emotional toll, there are also innumerable details, practical and legal, surrounding a loved one’s death. Most people are not aware of the steps that need to be taken… Read More »

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Should I get an Advance Directive, a Living Will or a Health Care Power of Attorney?

By Berman, Sobin, Gross, Feldman & Darby LLP |

The answer is the first one or the second one and the third one. The problem with answering the question is first and foremost one of terminology. For starters, each state calls these legal documents by different names. For instance, Maryland has an Advance Directive, Virginia has an Advance Medical Directive and the District… Read More »

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Power of Attorney: Why Should I Give My Agent the Power to Make Gifts?

By Berman, Sobin, Gross, Feldman & Darby LLP |

The idea behind a Durable General Power of Attorney (POA) is to appoint someone (your agent) who can manage your financial affairs if you (the principal) are unable to do so. The overwhelming majority of the language in the document describes the various things that your agent can do. Most POAs (including mine) contain… Read More »

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3 Issues to Consider When Drafting your Power of Attorney

By Berman, Sobin, Gross, Feldman & Darby LLP |

So you are now convinced that you need a Power of Attorney (POA) in place to help your family and loved ones take care of you in your time of need. Or maybe you and your aging parent have decided that a POA needs to be executed in anticipation of deteriorating health. Below are… Read More »

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Maryland’s New Power of Attorney Act

By Berman, Sobin, Gross, Feldman & Darby LLP |

On October 1, 2010, a new power of attorney act went into effect in the State of Maryland. Efforts had been made for a number of years to get legislation passed that would govern the use of power of attorneys. The new Act should assist the general public by making power of attorneys easier… Read More »

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What is a Durable Power of Attorney Anyway?

By Berman, Sobin, Gross, Feldman & Darby LLP |

So many people come in to see me and are convinced that they need a Durable Power of Attorney (DPOA). When I ask them why, they don’t know. Further probing usually reveals that they aren’t quite sure what a DPOA actually is. Let me see if I can explain the idea. Simply put, a… Read More »

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Preparing For A Grand Exit!

By Berman, Sobin, Gross, Feldman & Darby LLP |

Are you a small business owner? If so, you may love your job so much, that retirement, death, or incapacity are the furthest thoughts from your mind. While you may not intend to exit the business in the near future, have you considered the possibility of what might happen if you have to unexpectedly… Read More »

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The Do Not Resuscitate (DNR) Order Has Been Replaced With The New And Improved MOLST Form In Maryland

By Berman, Sobin, Gross, Feldman & Darby LLP |

When it comes to protecting your loved ones, we encourage you to have an Advance Directive (See Get an Advance Directive: Don’t Be a Headline; Should I get an Advance Directive, a Living Will or a Health Care Power of Attorney?). Having an Advance Directive is effective in explaining your wishes and giving someone… Read More »

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