5 Key Benefits of a Revocable Living Trust

When engaging in estate planning and wealth preservation efforts, you will undoubtedly be told about revocable living trusts as one of many options available to you. This particular type of trust offers a variety of benefits that can’t be found with wills, irrevocable trusts, or other options, which is why they are so popular. Learn about some of the specific benefits of this option to see if it is a good choice for Read More

What Your Loved Ones Cannot Do for You Without a Power of Attorney

Many people have the mistaken belief that if they should become unable to make decisions on their own, that their loved ones will be able to step in and take care of things. Whether the incapacitation is a permanent condition or just temporary, however, there are many things that loved ones can’t do unless they are granted specific legal authorities. This can be done by obtaining legal guardianship, which is Read More

Maryland Family Law: An Introduction to Cohabitation Agreements

With cohabitation occurring at higher rates than ever, there have been a variety of legal cases involving couples who live together, but have never been married. These cases can get quite complex because there are typically few, if any, legal agreements in place. In fact, there are typically better legal documents in place when a roommate moves in than there are when a couple begins cohabitating. To help prevent Read More

A Brief Introduction to “Premises Liability”

If you’ve been injured while on someone else’s property, you may be wondering whether or not they are liable for your medical expenses, lost wages, and other potential losses. There are many factors that need to be considered, and learning about premises liability is a great place to start. The concept of premises liability is what the courts will look at when hearing a personal injury case that involves someone’s Read More

Who Should Raise My Kids?: 6 Things to Consider When Naming a Potential Guardian

If you have minor children, one of the most important aspects of any estate plan is going to be the naming of a legal guardian. For many people, this can be a very difficult decision. If both parents die or become incapacitated, however, having a guardian named will help ensure your children are properly taken care of without delay. The following six things should be considered when choosing who to name as Read More

Want to Keep Your Divorce Out of Court? Consider Mediation!

Getting a divorce is never easy, but whenever possible, it is best to do everything possible to get through it with as few fights as you can. For many people, keeping the divorce process out of the courts is an ideal solution. This is made possible by using the mediation process rather than litigating in front of a judge. While mediation won’t work in every case, it is always best to give it a try if you want to Read More

Understanding Maryland Auto Accident Liability

On paper, a car accident between two people is probably the fault of one of the drivers. When it comes to Maryland law, however, determining liability is often much more complex than that, and it has some very serious implications with regards to making an insurance claim or recovering any type of compensation for injuries that were suffered. With this in mind, having a good understanding of Maryland auto accident Read More

Maryland Estate Planning: Understanding the Role of the Executor

When someone has a will written up, they need to choose someone to be the executor. Many people consider this a great honor, as it means that the individual has a lot of trust in them. This is not just an honorary designation, however. An executor will have a number of very important legal obligations upon the death of the individual. Before accepting this responsibility, learn about some of the key duties you will Read More

A Brief Overview of Maryland Property Division

When going through a divorce, one of the hardest things to do is come to an agreement on who gets what in terms of the marital assets. Even in otherwise civil cases, couples often can’t come to a mutual agreement about how their assets will be distributed and it ends up having to go to court to have a judge decide. While this should be avoided when possible, it is good to know what standards the judge will use should Read More

A Brief Q&A on the Maryland Probate Process

The Maryland probate process involves proving that a deceased person’s will is valid and administering property or debts in accordance with the valid will. Depending on the amount of property or debt, the probate process can be complicated. The following information will help you work toward understanding the Maryland probate process. What is a will? A will is a legal document that is signed by the decedent in Read More