What is Medical Power of Attorney?
It’s important to account and plan for the possibility that you might need someone to make decisions regarding your health in the future. This is typically part of estate planning. A probate lawyer can help you draft and sign the necessary documents to ensure the right person is legally responsible should something happen to you.Read More
An Estate Planning Checklist
Planning your estate can be complicated and confusing. There are so many factors to consider and lots of legal steps that must be taken to ensure your will divides your assets as you intend. Planning your estate is the best way to guarantee your loved ones are taken care of in the event of yourRead More
How to Choose a Probate Attorney
In most cases, going through the probate process is necessary when a loved one passes away. In fact, Maryland state law requires most estates to go through the probate process to ensure stipulations of the last will and testament are honored and the estate is handled appropriately. It’s not required to have a probate attorneyRead More
A Guide to Maryland Probate Court
When someone passes away, the process of administering their estate is called probate. This is a court-supervised process that involves organizing the deceased’s money, assets, and possessions, and distributing them properly as inheritance (after paying taxes and debts). If the person left a will, it will name an executor of the estate who will helpRead More
Considerations for Choosing an Executor
Choosing an executor for your will is a major decision. Your executor is tasked with ensuring your hard-earned assets, personal belongings, and other valuables will be distributed to the people you choose. Acting as the executor of an estate can require a lot of time and energy. The process of settling an estate can sometimesRead More
Is Maryland’s Legal System Winning the Fight Against Uninsured Drivers?
A 2021 study by the Insurance Research Council revealed that one in eight drivers lack car insurance, even though all but two states mandate that drivers have car insurance. The 12.6% of uninsured motorists are of particular concern for drivers and officials in Maryland. That’s because the state is consistently one of the states withRead More
A Guide to Your Rights When You’ve Been Arrested for DUI
DUI is one of the most common crimes in the United States. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, about 1.5 million people are arrested each year for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Despite how common DUI convictions are, it is a serious crime that can have a major impact onRead More
COVID Lost Wages and Child Support
The COVID-19 pandemic has had a lasting impact on the legal field to which attorneys must quickly adapt. One of the many areas it has altered is the way in which issues related to lost wages and child support are addressed. The pandemic caused a major uptick in cases involving lost wages due to publicRead More
What Do I Need to Know About DUI and How Should I Select an Attorney?
In Maryland, a DUI is treated very seriously. Even if the court grants a Probation Before Judgement (“PBJ”) on a Driving Under the Influence (“DUI”) or the less serious offense of Driving While Impaired (“DWI”), it can never be expunged (sealed). When charged with a drunk driving offense, you face the possibility of jail time.Read More
Hemp Farming and the Future of Cannabis in Maryland
In October 2019, the University of Maryland Eastern Shore hosted its first Industrial Hemp Conference. This comes at the end of the first year the federal government has allowed hemp to be grown in the state. The benefits are undeniable – hemp has a multitude of uses and is projected to become a major cashRead More