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New Elective Share Law in Maryland Increases the Need for Prenuptial Agreements

In case you missed it because of all the other changes we had to deal with during the pandemic, there was a significant change to Maryland’s elective share law that went into effect as of October 1, 2020.  What exactly is the elective share and why should you care?  Simply put, the elective share is a surviving spouse’s right to file a claim (i.e. make an election) against their deceased spouse’s estate to inherit a portion of assets even if their deceased spouse has an estate plan that says otherwise.  This largely impacts Marylanders who are considering getting married again...

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