The Maryland Living Will is included in an Advance Directive packet that also contains a form for naming a Health Care Proxy and specifying Organ & Body Donation.

Required Information: You and two (2) witnesses must sign your MD Advance Directive for it to be considered valid.
Maryland Advance Directive Form
Other resources for Maryland:

Death Certificates
Click here to download the application for a certified Maryland death certificate.

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)