Tag: estate planning

Three of the World’s Richest Dogs Live in Maryland



Oprah’s dogs stand to inherit around $30 million in case of the talk show host’s death, while Leona Helmsley left her Maltese Trouble $12 million. Those numbers make Hagerstown canines Buckshot, Katie, and Obujet — a beagle and two lab mixes — seem positively middle class:  they inherited a estate valued at a mere $800,000 when their owner died in 2007.

Why Are Hampden Partygoers Signing Their Wills?



My good friend Kathy Flann invited me to a wine party at her house in Hampden a couple of weeks ago. As much fun as I have with Kathy — she can make me crack up, even when everything’s wrong — I had mixed feelings about accepting the invitation. Some parties, you bring an extra bottle of wine or a bag of Doritos — not this one. Kathy wanted me to print my General Maryland Will and consider carefully its finer points before I left the house.