Mother and Daughter

October 20th, 2020

Navigating the Uncertainties of 2020: I’ve been named a Trustee, Help!

In our current state of uncertainty, we often find ourselves checking the daily headlines or turning on the news only to ask what now? 2020 has provided a lifetime of events and storylines that cannot…

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2020 Election

September 18th, 2020

Year-End Estate Planning Considerations in Light of a Possible Change in Administration

With election day just around the corner, many are wondering how a Joe Biden presidency might affect their estate planning. Although Biden has not provided many details, his economic plan calls for, among other things,…

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Steven Widdes Lawyer of the Year

August 21st, 2020

Steven Widdes named 2021 Best Lawyers “Lawyer of the Year” in the DC area

Steve Widdes was recently recognized by Best Lawyers© as the 2021 “Lawyer of the Year” for Trusts and Estates in the Washington, DC metro area. Only a single lawyer in each practice area and designated…

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2020 Election

August 18th, 2020

Tax Planning for a Possible Joe Biden Presidency

With Election Day just over two months away and the end of 2020 following two months later, it’s not too soon to consider the landscape of the tax law in the event of a Joe…

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Duties of a Personal Rep

July 1st, 2020

Duties of a Personal Representative/Executor

A Personal Representative (commonly referred to as an Executor) of an estate is an individual or institution designated to administer the estate of a decedent. As a fiduciary, a Personal Representative must settle and distribute…

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May 19th, 2020

A Call to Parents with Young Children: Who Will Take Care of Your Children if You are Hospitalized with COVID-19?

In the midst of this pandemic, many parents with young children have a heightened awareness of their childcare situation. What may have been an initial prevailing concern – who will watch the kids while I…

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April 16th, 2020

Signing Your Estate Planning Documents During COVID-19

During this COVID-19 pandemic, many individuals are more pressed than ever before to create or update their estate plans, and understandably so. However, in our current circumstances, the execution of these estate planning documents has…

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March 25th, 2020

The Importance of Estate Planning During Uncertain Times

The COVID-19 pandemic drives home how uncertain life can be, creating a pervading tone of anxiety, worry and stress among the very fabric of our culture. This uncertainty has become almost chronic, and our focus…

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Washingtonian Magazine

March 24th, 2020

Washingtonian Interviews Steven Widdes on Increase in Estate Planning Requests

Stein Sperling’s estates, trusts and probate attorney Steven Widdes was featured in the Washingtonian‘s article entitled “A Lot of People Scared by Covid-19 Are Rushing to Get Wills Done.” Steve spoke on the increase in…

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Retirement Money Growth

March 3rd, 2020

Big Changes for Inherited Retirement Interests

Distributions from inherited qualified retirement plans and IRAs cannot be materially stretched out by most beneficiaries as a result of the SECURE Act, signed into law by President Trump on December 20, 2019. Billions of…

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