General Wills Articles

Contesting a will is a formal way of asking the court to determine if a will is valid or not. A will may be contested for a variety of reasons.
A will is a written legal document that states what you want done about various topics after you die.  A will can include your wishes about what happens to your belongings (called the "estate"), and about who will care for any minor children.
When someone dies without a will (intestate), their property distribution follows a legal hierarchy. Spouses, children, parents, siblings, & others inherit based on specific rules. Learn more about intestacy law in Maryland.
File the will promptly. You can file the will now, and open an estate later. It is a crime to change or destroy a will.