Duties of a Personal Rep

February 5th, 2019

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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New Years Resolution

December 31st, 2018

A Resolution for 2019 and Every Year: Reviewing Your Estate Plan

As we approach the holidays, make out way through the New Year and into Spring, many will be trying to keep our New Year’s resolutions on track. With this in mind, we suggest an additional…

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ILIT Family Sketch

November 13th, 2018

Advantages of an Irrevocable Life Insurance Trust (ILIT)

As many are aware, in 2018 the federal estate tax exemption is currently $11.18 million, the Maryland estate tax exemption is $4 million (increasing to $5 million in 2019) and the D.C. estate tax exemption…

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September 24th, 2018

Best Lawyers in America recognizes Nine Stein Sperling attorneys

Stein Sperling Bennett De Jong Driscoll PC is pleased to announce that nine lawyers, Millard Bennett, Julie Christopher, David De Jong, David Driscoll, Monica Garcia Harms, Ann Jakabcin, Matthew Pavlides, Paul Stein and Steve Widdes…

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August 22nd, 2018

Why Everyone Needs a Will

If you have questions about creating a Will or estate plan please contact a member of our estates and trusts department at 301-340-2020. It’s a common misconception that a Will, or any estate planning for that matter,…

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Steve Widdes and Ann Jakabcin

July 2nd, 2018

Bethesda Magazine List of Top Estate Lawyers Includes Four From Stein Sperling

Bethesda Magazine once again named Stein Sperling Estates + Trusts attorneys Steven Widdes and Ann Jakabcin among the region’s “Top Estate Lawyers,” in the July/August 2018 edition. Also joining the list this year as rising…

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2019 DC Super Lawyers

April 30th, 2018

2018 Washington, D.C. Super Lawyers List Includes 22 Stein Sperling Attorneys

Washington, D.C. Super Lawyers magazine, featured in the April 22, 2018, Washington Post Magazine, recognized 23 Stein Sperling attorneys on their 2018 Top 50, Top 100, Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists. Super Lawyers develops an annual…

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Gaurdianship Mom and Child

April 24th, 2018

The Importance of Designating Standby Guardians for Young Children

A common reason parents of young children consider estate planning is to ensure their children are properly cared for in the event that either or both parents pass away. Most parents of young children understand the…

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Cost of Dying in Maryland

March 21st, 2018

The Cost of Dying in Maryland

There is an adage – “nothing is certain except death and taxes” – which is particularly applicable to Maryland residents. Although exposure to federal estate taxes has become less of a concern for many1, Maryland…

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December 28th, 2017

Estates and Trusts attorney Steven Widdes featured in Maryland Super Lawyers Magazine

Stein Sperling Estate and Trusts attorney Steven Widdes was featured on the cover of the 2018 Maryland Super Lawyers annual magazine. The profile explores Steve’s past and how he uses humor to help diffuse the…

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