About Al Newton

Authored 2 articles.


  • Al Newton: There's No Excuse, You Need A Will

    Features, July 06, 2015

    If you die without a will, the law says you've died intestate. If you die intestate, there are laws that determine how your estate is distributed without the input of the surviving spouse or children. How these laws of intestacy split the pie may surprise you.

  • Al Newton on the Personal Liability of an Executor for the Decedent's Taxes

    Features, June 16, 2014

    A recent ruling of a Maryland federal court, although ultimately containing facts not sympathetic to the defendants, highlights the minefield of risks facing a personal representative appointed to settle the estate of a loved one. Attorney Al Newton with Watson Spence gives us some commentary on the matter.