The Maryland Living Will is contained in a packet of Advance Directives that also includes a form for naming a Health Care Proxy and a form for organ and body donation.

Your MD Advance Directive must be signed by you and two (2) witnesses for it to be considered valid.
Maryland Advance Directive Form
Other resources for Maryland:

Death Certificates
Download the application for a certified Maryland death certificate by clicking here..

Digital Estate Planning Laws

Law: SB239/HB507 Maryland Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets Act
Description: This law authorizes a decedent’s personal representative or trustee to access and manage digital assets and electronic communications..
Status: Effective October 1, 2016

Death With Dignity Legislation (a.k.a. Aid-In-Dying or Physician-Assisted Death)
  • Maryland has no legislation

MOLST (Medical Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment) Form
Download the MOLST form for Maryland residents.

Probate Laws For Maryland

Estate And Inheritance Tax Rate
  • The top estate tax rate is 16 percent (exemption threshold: $5 million); The top inheritance tax rate is 10 percent (no exemption threshold)