What are the Three New House/Senate Bills for Anne Arundel, Maryland?
Since news outlets usually focus on international and national matters, it’s easy for new legislation on the county level to receive less attention than it deserves. In 2016, Governor Larry Hogan signed 106 bills into law, three of which specifically affect Anne Arundel county government. Senate Bill 47 Sponsored by Senator Bryan Simonaire, […]
What Happens When a Violation of Probation Occurs in Maryland?
When a convicted person receives probation, they must adhere to the strict conditions imposed by the judge. Failure to do so means they could end up with a probation violation, and face the jail time probation allowed them to avoid. Anyone charged with a probation violation requires the services of an experienced probation lawyer. […]
How Maryland’s New Tough Equal Pay for Equal Work Law Impacts Businesses
During the 2016 Legislative session, the Maryland General Assembly passed the “Equal Pay for Equal Work” bill with a 103-33 vote in the House of Delegates and 32-13 vote in the Senate. This bill was pushed by many liberal leaning groups including the Maryland affiliate of the Working Families Party. Last month, Governor […]
How Donald Trump’s Presidency May Impact Estates
The 2016 Presidential campaign had varying proposals from both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump in many different areas. One area with the most pronounced differences between the two was on estates. When looking a policy around estate related issues, taxation typically is the most heated topic. On the campaign trail, Hillary Clinton proposed a 65% […]
Typical Estate/Probate Attorney Fees in Maryland
What happens to the soul of a person after death remains the great unknown. What happens to the worldly goods left behind – and titled solely in their name – is no mystery. Those items become their estate. Through his or her will, the person bequeaths the estate to beneficiaries and names a person to […]
What Happens if You Die in Maryland Without a Will?
No one wants to think about his or her own death, but it’s the central fact of life. You’ve worked hard all of your life and want your assets to go to your loved ones. If you don’t have a will, the state of Maryland decides who gets your worldly goods, and that may not […]
Influence of Genetics within the Criminal Mind
Steven Spielberg’s 2002 film Minority Report, set in 2054, focuses on the PreCrime division of a police department. The PreCrime Unit’s job is stopping crimes before they occur. That’s now just 37 years in the future, and it is possible that sci-fi thriller accurately portrays the future. The answer may lie in genetic testing. Society […]
5 Things to Consider in a Divorce Negotiation Process in Maryland
Other than death, few life events are more stressful than divorce. When you are going through the divorce negotiation process, it’s easy to think in terms of harming your ex-spouse rather than helping yourself. In the long run, that is not a productive strategy. Protect your own interests by finding good legal representation and gathering […]
Tax on Inheritance in Maryland: How to Deal With It
Maryland is one of just two states imposing both an estate and inheritance tax. The other is nearby New Jersey. You do not have to worry about the latter tax if you inherit money from your spouse, parents, grandparents, siblings, or step parents. Property left to charity is also not subject to inheritance tax. However, […]
Noah’s Law and its Effect on People With DUI’s
Maryland has incurred a great deal of legislation pertaining to DUI law. Although Maryland has a very reliable method of public transportation conveniently connected to Washington D.C.’s metro, many citizens of the state still drive. As a result of this, Maryland has had several incidences of DUI’s that they have driven legislators to create new […]