FAQs for Maryland Probate

Probate laws vary state to state, so it is important that you understand the laws in your state.  There are key differences that make dealing with probate in Maryland unique.

1. Can Probate be avoided in Maryland?

In Maryland, you can avoid Probate if you set up a trust for all of your assets. If there is no trust or other plans, the estate will enter the probate process in Maryland which can be a long process.

2. How long does Probate Take in Maryland?

The probate process in Maryland can be frustratingly long. It can take anywhere from 9 months to over 2 years, depending upon the complexity of the estate, the number of heirs, and the speed of the local court administering the case. If the Will is being contested, probate can drag on for even longer – sometimes taking several years. And that was pre-pandemic, so now we are seeing more delays. ProbateCash can get you funded long before the probate process is completed.

3. How can I speed up the probate process in Maryland?

Unfortunately, there is no real way to speed up the probate process, as it is required to go through the Courts, which are currently backlogged. However, ProbateCash can be the ideal solution to access a portion of your inheritance while you wait for the estate to close and disburse. The experienced professionals at ProbateCash can guide you through the process, making it easy to get the money you need as quickly as the same day.

4. Can I get a Probate Advance in Maryland?

Yes. ProbateCash works in all fifty states and in all of Maryland’s counties, including, but not limited to the following:

  • Allegany County, MD
  • Anne Arunde County, MD
  • Baltimore County, MD
  • Calvert County, MD
  • Caroline County, MD
  • Carroll County, MD
  • Cecil County, MD
  • Charles County, MD
  • Dorchester County, MD
  • Fredrick County, MD
  • Garrett County, MD
  • Hartford County, MD
  • Howard County, MD
  • Kent County, MD
  • Montgomery County, MD
  • Prince Georges County, MD
  • Queen Annes County, MD
  • Saint Marys County, MD
  • Somerset County, MD
  • Talbot County, MD
  • Washington County, MD
  • Wicomico County, MD
  • Worcester County, MD

5. Does Maryland have an estate tax?

Yes, Maryland does have an estate tax. The following states do have an estate tax:

  • Connecticut
  • Illinois
  • Maine
  • Maryland
  • Minnesota
  • New York
  • Oregon
  • Rhode Island
  • Vermont
  • Washington (state)

6. Does Maryland have an inheritance tax?

Yes, Maryland does have an inheritance tax. The following states do have an inheritance tax:

  • Iowa
  • Kentucky
  • Maryland
  • Nebraska
  • New Jersey
  • Pennsylvania