Did you know that only 32% of Americans have a will? One of the reasons why some people are hesitant to complete estate planning is that they assume everything is set in stone the moment they sign the documents. However, your will in Maryland can be edited as much as you require to make sure that it perfectly reflects your wishes. What are some of the reasons why you might need to revise a will?
Planning for the future is critical, even if it can be scary or uncomfortable to do so. Crafting a will is a crucial step in securing your legacy and ensuring your wishes are honored. Equally important is the selection of an executor—a decision that demands thoughtful consideration and foresight. An executor is entrusted with the responsibility of carrying out your last wishes. This role involves a variety of tasks, ranging from managing assets to handling financial affairs. The choice of an executor should not be taken lightly.
Throughout the world, approximately 296 million people use drugs at least once a year. Out of that number, a whopping 60 million of them were abusing opioids. Because opioids are uniquely addictive and potent, opioid addiction is a serious problem. While many people think of drunk driving, drugged driving can be just as dangerous and lead to legal consequences, including probation. Just like alcoholism, opioid addiction can also be overwhelming and lead to an increased risk of violation of probation.
According to the CDC, over 75% of the drug overdose deaths in 2021 involved an opioid, many of which were synthetic. Opioid addiction is very common in today’s world, and many people find themselves in the grip of addiction facing legal consequences as a result. What are some of the dangers of opioid addiction, and how can you get help?
Alcohol addiction is a problem across all age groups and demographics in the United States. Every month, approximately 60 million Americans aged 12 and older report binge drinking at least once, including 23.5% of men in the age group and 19.5% of women in the age group. One of the many dangers of alcohol addiction is receiving a DUI. Unfortunately, because alcohol addiction is a very real disease, violation of probation after a DUI sometimes occurs.
A 2021 survey found that 219.2 million people aged 12 and older (or over 78% of people in the age bracket) had consumed alcohol at some point in their lives. While this includes one-time alcohol consumption, it also illuminates how commonplace alcohol is in our culture and our lives. Many adults are able to control their alcohol consumption, but many others struggle and experience the dangers of alcohol addiction firsthand. What are some of the potential legal consequences of alcohol addiction?
Your estate plan is one of the most critical ways that you can protect the financial future of your family, your assets, and your wishes for what happens when you are no longer here. Whether you have a large family or it’s just you, it is still critical to create an estate plan. What are some of the types of things that you need to account for in your estate plan?
Many people avoid the estate planning conversation because it’s uncomfortable to think about what will happen when they are no longer here. Unfortunately, this also means that many people who pass away suddenly leave behind no guidance for their loved ones. In this informative blog, we will be breaking down some of the most common myths about estate planning so that you can be fully informed when starting the process.
Over the course of this series spotlighting veterans and criminal justice, we have reviewed the unique relationship between our servicemembers and the criminal justice system. Sadly, many veterans who have fought for our freedom come home only to find that they do not have the resources and support necessary to enjoy their freedom.
As we’ve traveled through this series, we’ve highlighted the relationships between United States military veterans and criminal justice. While veterans are not disproportionately impacted by crime, there are unique challenges that veterans experience that can lead to them being vulnerable to involvement in robbery or theft.