1. Estate Planning And Simple Mistakes To Avoid

    TATE BYWATER Law has been serving the regions of Maryland, Virginia, and Washington D.C. for nearly 50 years, having been founded by James R. Tate and Douglas E. Bywater all the way back in 1972. Why should you care about how long TATE BYWATER has been providing clients with exceptional estate planning? We are glad you asked. The bottom line is that any law practice that has been around for such…Read More

  2. General Difference Between Wills and Trusts

    Most people have heard of wills and trusts, but few could tell you the difference if asked. Most of the time people will default to a will because that's what they've seen on TV, or that's what their parents opted to use. Both wills and trusts have their advantages. Here is a very simplified explanation of how each works. Wills Wills are one of the most common legal documents in the United States.…Read More

  3. Do I Need a Will or a Trust?

    For many, estate planning can seem a complex process.   Because of this, many people put off making these important decisions.  While everyone should have a simple will and power of attorney, some people might be better suited for a living trust.   Below is a brief description and explanation of the characteristics of a will and a revocable trust: Will:  A will is a document that names an e…Read More