Newsletter Archive

Fall 2023

What Your Future Probate Paralegal Would Like You to Know

Entities Face Looming Reporting Requirements—Preparing for the Knowns and Unknowns of the Corporate Transparency Act

UPDATE: Maryland Divorce Law Reform

Spring 2023

Jan White Retires

Divorce, Pensions and Avoiding Pitfalls in Dividing Them

Death and the Automobile

Summer 2022

Postmarital Agreements in the DMV— Lessons from Recent Cases

Winter 2022

Cryptoassets and Estate Planning

Premarital Agreements and Post-Execution Conduct

Custodial Accounts, 529 College Savings Plans and Divorce

Treatment of Vermont Civil Union as a Marriage for Purposes of Divorce in Maryland

Fall 2021

Avoiding Probate with the Right Plan

COVID-19 and the Rise of Electronic Signatures

The Uniform Cohabitants’ Economic Remedies Act and Cohabitation Agreements

Summer 2021

Lifestyle Analysis in Divorce

Is Your Estate Plan Consistent with the Terms of Your Premarital Agreement?

The SECURE Act: Elimination of the “Stretch” Option for Certain Beneficiaries of Inherited Retirement Assets

Fall 2020

Maintaining the Effectiveness of Your Estate Plan: Is Your Plan Up to Date?

Raising the Bar for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Premarital Agreements and the Gray Divorce

Fall 2019

How to Succeed in Business Succession Without Your Family Crying*

What Divorcing Parents Should Know About International Travel with Children

How to Disinherit Your Spouse in Maryland: A Preview of Maryland’s New Elective Share Law

Summer 2019

Saving to Pay for Education Expenses: The Basics of 529 Accounts

Section 529 College Savings Accounts and Divorce

Trusts and Divorce

Winter 2019

Marital Agreements and Beneficiary Designations—Sometimes Friends and Sometimes Foes

Morriah Horani Talks about Estate and Trust Litigation

Books for Family Lawyers (Preview)

State Estate and Inheritance Taxes after the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

Fall 2018

Stephanie Perry Becomes P&F’s Managing Partner, Succeeding Nancy Fax

Seasoned Trial Lawyer Eric P. Bacaj Joins Pasternak & Fidis

Alimony Ends When Payor Spouse Retires . . . Or Does It?

Changing Irrevocable Trusts

OPINION: Electronic Wills? Maybe, But Not Like This

Spring 2018

Tax Cuts and Jobs Act: Impact on Estate and Gift Planning

Impact of the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act on Divorcing Families

The District of Columbia Death with Dignity Act

Premarital Agreements, Alimony, and the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

Fall 2017

“To my descendants, per stirpes…” (or… How do we pass the Packers’ tickets to our grandkids?)

Life Insurance and Divorce – Virginia Legislature Extends Authority of Divorce Courts Over Life Insurance Policies of Spousal Support Obligors

Changes to Maryland Law Increase Ease, Efficiency, and Consistency in Family Law

Premarital Agreements and the Migratory Couple

Spring 2017

How Divorce Affects Your Estate Planning Documents

On your way to the altar . . ., don’t forget to get married!

Form I-864, the Sponsored-Immigrant Spouse and Death and Divorce

Winter 2017

Privacy and the Courts

Protecting an Inheritance: Premarital Agreements and Trusts

Update on Arbitration in Family Law Matters: the New Uniform Family Law Arbitration Act

Summer 2016

Arbitration in Family Law Matters: Has Its Time Come?

Getting Off to the Right Start: A Collaborative Premarital Agreement

When Your Child Turns 18

Winter 2016

Enforcing Death Provisions in Premarital and Postmarital Agreements

Update on Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets

Revised Uniform Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets Act (RUFADAA): Online Tools

Premarital Agreements, the Older Couple and Health-Care Expenses

Premarital Agreements & Trusts

Summer 2015

Spendthrift Trusts: Not Just for Spendthrifts

New Divorce Laws in Maryland

Kids and Their Lawyers: Children’s Custody Attorneys in D.C., Maryland, and Virginia

Estate Planning in Light of Marriage Equality

Spring 2015

Federal Civilian Employee Benefits and Divorce

Premarital Agreements and the Young Couple

Love, Marriage, and Remarriage: Common Estate Planning Questions from Blended Families

The New ABLE Account for Disabled Persons

Winter 2014

Death and Divorce: A Lethal Legal Combination

The New Maryland Trust Act

Fall 2014

Tax Planning, the Federal Estate Tax and Portability

Passage of Maryland Collaborative Law Act Offers Privacy Protections to Divorcing Couples

Spring 2014

Planning for Digital Assets

How Much Financial Disclosure is Adequate for a Valid Premarital Agreement?

Maryland Poised to Raise Estate Tax Threshold

Fall 2013

The Fate of Frozen Embryos When a Couple Divorces

Powers of Appointment: A Powerful Estate Planning Tool

Spring 2013

The New Uniform Premarital and Marital Agreements Act

American Taxpayer Relief Act and Estate Planning

Maryland Attorney General Opinion: Implementation of Same-Sex Marriage

Summer 2012

Premarital Agreements and the Business Owner

Common Law Marriage Equality

Maryland’s Highest Court Recognizes Out-of-State Same-Sex Marriages

Spring 2012

Are Trust Assets Vulnerable to Claims of Creditors (Including a Divorcing Spouse)?

New Year, New Opportunity to Clean Up a Marital Mess

Adoption and Parentage in the District of Columbia—Closing a Loophole for Same-Sex Couples

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