Law stated as of 26 Apr 2022 • Maryland, United States
A Q&A guide to the law of wills in Maryland. This Q&A addresses state laws and customs that impact wills, including the key statutes and rules related to wills, the rules of intestacy, the requirements for creating a valid will, common will provisions, information concerning fiduciaries, and information regarding making changes to wills after execution, special circumstances regarding gifts made under a will or gift recipients, and lost wills. Answers to questions can be compared across a number of jurisdictions (see Wills: State Q&A Tool).
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