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Estate Planning for Pets

January 2010

​Effective October 1, 2009, the legislature enacted a law authorizing the establishment of statutory pet trusts in the State of Maryland. Full Article
Maryland Life Insurance Trusts

Esther A. Streete | February 2006

In February 2005, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, applying Maryland Law, held in Chawla v. Transamerica Occidental Life Insurance Company that a trust lacked an insurable interest in the life of the insured, the grantor and lifetime beneficiary of the trust. Full Article