University of Maryland Extension

Farm Estate Planning Resources

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Estate planning should be a continual process throughout your life that changes as your life changes.  The birth or death of a child, the death of a spouse, getting married, or getting divorced, etc can all be life events that require you to update your estate plan.

We realize many of you may not want to think about your eventual death, but having an estate plan can save your love ones from trying to determine what your final wishes were, how you want property distributed.

Tools that could be apart of your estate plan are: 1) Will, 2) Durable Power of Attorney, 3) Health Care Proxy, 4) Health Care Directive, etc.  The tools will depend on your goals and needs.

As apart of this page you will find:

  1. UME Publications
  2. Recorded Webinars

Another resource is the Maryland State Bar Association's (MSBA) Section on Agriculture Law  (current members as of June, 2015).  This Directory includes a listing of attorneys, field of  practices, and areas of the state currently practicing in.  The Directory is available by clicking here.

These resources will continue to grow so check back regularly.

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