IRS offers tax tips for newlyweds and couples who expect to marry in the near future. The tips include the following: report any name change to the Social Security Administration; notify IRS and the…Continue
Please come and share ideas for the 2011-2012 program.If you are not able to attend, please send any suggestions to this year’s Chair, Mary Loker at…Continue
Alice began her legal career in 2007 as a Judicial Law Clerk for the Honorable Robert E. Cahill, Jr. after obtaining a law degree from the University of Baltimore School of Law. She then continued as an associate attorney at the prestigious firm of Royston, Mueller, McLean & Reid, P.A. where she developed her practice in diverse legal areas, including commercial litigation, property law, contract law and estates and trusts.
In September 2010, Alice joined the Law Office of Mary G. Loker and further developed her practice in estates, trusts, guardianships. and adoptions The firm's website is www.lokerlaw.com. Please feel to e-mail her at Alice Arcieri.
Educated at St. Mary’s College of Maryland and the University of Baltimore School of Law, she passed the Maryland Bar in 2007.
Alice is a member of the Maryland State Bar Association and the Baltimore County Bar Association. She serves on the St. Mary’s College of Maryland, Alumni Council. She also serves as the Vice Chair of Suited to Succeed.
The Power of a Financial Power of Attorney
Everyone should have a comprehensive durable power of attorney appointing one or more trusted persons as his/her Attorney-in-Fact. This enables those designated as the Attorney-in-fact to make financial decisions on one’s behalf, if and when necessary, and remains in effect even if one becomes incompetent. Appointing an agent allows a person you trust to handle your finances. The agent can pay bills, sell real property,…Continue
The Importance of Advance Directives
Estate plans typically include a number of documents that legally establish a protocol for what otherwise can be very controversial decisions. One of these documents is referred to as an Advance Directive. This document was previously known as a Living Will. The Advance Directive is frequently referred to as one of the singular most important parts of estate planning. One of the document’s major…Continue
Godparents versus Legal Guardians
Creating a Will is among the most fundamental elements of estate planning. One of the primary duties within a Will is to name Guardians for children. Parents frequently ask why a Guardian is needed if they have already named a Godparent for their children.
Guardians and Godparents are entirely different roles. The former is a legally recognized position and the latter is a ceremonial title significant…Continue
BCBA ESTATES AND TRUSTS COMMITTEE MEETING:
Highlights of 2012 Maryland Legislative Session and Update of Maryland Statutory Power of Attorney
By Mary G. Loker
On May 15, 2012, Grace Connolly, Register of Wills for Baltimore County, addressed the Estates and Trusts Committee regarding 2012 legislation impacting estates and estate planning. Topics included changes to the…Continue