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.


Nancy G. Fax, Managing Partner

Estate Planning
Estate and Trust Administration
Premarital Agreements

Nancy G. Fax

P&F welcomes Associate Brooke Hettig

Pasternak & Fidis welcomes a new associate, Brooke Hettig, to our Domestic & Family Law group. Brooke comes straight from a clerkship with Virginia Supreme Court Justice Stephen McCullough, and just before that a clerkship for Judges David Lannetti and Michelle Atkins of the Circuit Court of the City of Norfolk. Brooke received her J.D. cum […]

Premarital Agreements and the Migratory Couple

A premarital agreement is a contract between persons intending to marry.  It determines spousal rights when the marriage ends by death or dissolution.  All states enforce properly made premarital agreements.  However, laws governing validity vary among the states.  What if a couple signs a premarital agreement in Virginia and later moves to Maryland?  Will a […]

Alex Tanouye Speaks on The Elective Share at MSBA Annual Meeting

During the Maryland State Bar Association Annual Meeting last week, Partner Alex Tanouye spoke on efforts to reform Maryland’s antiquated elective share laws, which are intended to protect surviving spouses from disinheritance (or impoverishment). Presently, the surviving spouse of a Maryland decedent may elect to take a one-third or one-half “elective share” of the decedent-spouse’s probate estate […]