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Estate Planning

Recognizing the Warning Signs of Financial Elder Abuse

Each year, hundreds of thousands of older persons are abused, neglected and exploited. The victims are often older, frail and vulnerable and cannot help themselves. Elder Abuse, as the Administration on Aging notes, is a term referring to “any knowing, intentional, or negligent act by a caregiver or any other person that causes harm or a serious risk of harm to a vulnerable adult.”

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Estate Planning, Real Estate

Real Estate Tax Relief for Homeowners

On May 15, 2014, the Governor of Maryland signed legislation that affords homestead tax credits for principal residences that are owned in the name of a trust. To qualify for the tax credit, the settlor, grantor or beneficiary of the trust cannot pay rent or other remuneration to live in the dwelling and legal title to the dwelling must be held in the name of the trust or the trustees.

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