Law Office of Steven M. Berger, LLC

Asset Protection

I recently attended a Maryland State Bar Course that covered the latest laws and decisions on asset protection in Maryland. Asset protection is a key factor in the decision to establish trusts for beneficiaries. The trust you establish for your...

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Our first grandchild was born on Halloween evening to our daughter and son-in-law. Valerie and I are filled with joy. As new grandparents we hopped on a plane the next day and are spending a week helping out with the transition, but mostly...

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Estate Tax Law Changes

I receive plenty of inquiries on my opinion on how to plan with the expiration of the $5,000,000 Federal Exemption on December 31, 2012. My advice to most clients is that they should be planning to avoid the Maryland Estate tax which starts at a...

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How much will it cost?

I get many calls on what the charges are for a will or trust. The answer is that it depends on the complexity of your situation. Everyone is different and every will and trust is crafted for your situation. However, if you fit into one of the...

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Vacation Time

Summer vacation planning often triggers the guilt for those who have put off having their wills and trusts prepared. Summertime accidents remind us of the importance of properly prepared Advance Medical Directives and Powers of Attorney. Remember...

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