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Real Estate Power of Attorney

Power of Attorney documents can be used in specific situations, such as real estate transactions.

A Power of Attorney (POA) is a well-known document in many estate plans. It is usually associated with assigning decision making roles and fiduciary responsibilities for end of life planning and other instances when someone is incapable of caring for themselves.

However, a power of attorney can be as broad or specific as the grantor sees fit.  

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Maryland Inheritance Taxes: An Update

Near the end of the 2000 legislative session, the Maryland General Assembly passed a bill that significantly expands the class of individuals that are exempt from paying Maryland inheritance tax. Shortly after the bill was approved by the legislature, Governor Paris N. Glendening signed the bill, making it a law that became effective July 1, 2000.

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