The Paley Rothman Blog

Paley Rothman shares this library of resources with clients and friends of the firm to help them stay ahead of legal and business developments and trends. Here, you will find helpful tips and tools written by our attorneys. The information in the blogs and articles is not a substitute for legal advice and should not be relied on as such. Should you have any questions or want legal advice, please contact the attorney who wrote the blog or article.

Estate & Trust Administration, Estate Planning

MD Inheritance Tax Exemptions – Domestic Partners

The Maryland Code exempts from inheritance tax all property received by the spouse of a deceased Maryland resident. It also exempts property that passes from a decedent to or for the use of, among others, the decedent’s children, grandchildren, the spouse of a child of the decedent, the spouse of a lineal descendant of a child of the decedent and the brother or sister of the decedent.

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Estate Planning, Tax

Changes in MD Estate Planning Laws Affect Individuals

Several significant changes enacted this year by the Maryland legislature may affect your estate planning. Perhaps the most important development, however, is a non-change. Maryland did not increase its separate estate tax exemption. It is currently $1 million and remains much lower than the Federal exemption, which this year increased to $3.5 million.

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