Estates and Trusts

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When you want the best service and deepest experience in estate planning, estate and trust administration, family law, premarital agreements, and fiduciary litigation Pasternak & Fidis can help you.


Marcia C. Fidis, Partner

Estate Planning
Estate and Trust Administration
Premarital Agreements

Marcia C. Fidis

State Estate and Inheritance Taxes after the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

The doubling of the federal estate tax exemption under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act has moved many wealthy Americans away from the impact of the federal estate tax.  However, state estate taxes and inheritance taxes remain a factor in estate planning for residents of a number of states, including Maryland and the District of […]

The District of Columbia Death with Dignity Act

The District of Columbia Death with Dignity Act allows an adult D.C. resident who is terminally ill (i.e., medically confirmed to have less than six months to live) to request medication to voluntarily end his or her life. In order for a patient to participate in the Death with Dignity program, the following requirements must […]

Partner Linda Ravdin speaks at Premarital Agreement Seminar

On January 12, 2018, the Maryland Association for Justice sponsored a breakfast seminar, “Challenging and Defending Premarital Agreements.”  Divorce and Family Law Group partner Linda Ravdin was one of the speakers, taking the side of the defending party and presenting the law and strategy in representing a divorcing spouse seeking to have the court uphold […]