Maryland Now Allows for the Designation of a Beneficiary of a Vehicle Upon the Owner’s Death

Maryland law regarding how vehicles can be passed down to loved ones has recently changed and is now much easier. In the past, those who wanted to pass a vehicle to a loved one (other than their spouse) would have to use the VR-471 form. This form was quite confusing because while you would fill it out and update the title of your vehicle, you would not have to submit it to the DMV. Instead, your loved ones would Read More

It Can Happen in the Blink of an Eye: Know What to Do if You’re Ever in an Auto Accident

Getting in an auto accident can be a very frightening experience, and many people aren’t sure what to do in the minutes, hours, and days after the event. In all cases, the first thing you need to do is make sure you are ok, your passengers are ok, and anyone else involved in the crash are ok. If someone is injured, helping them get the medical attention they need should take priority over everything else. Once that Read More

5 Signs of Nursing Home Abuse

Placing a parent or other loved one into a nursing home is a difficult decision for many reasons. Once you do it, however, it is supposed to be a relief because you should be able to be confident that they will be getting the best possible care based on their specific needs. Sadly, some nursing homes don’t provide the level of care that is needed, or can outright neglect or abuse their residents. To help protect your Read More

Ways to Help Your Kids Adjust to Life After Divorce

Getting a divorce is going to have a huge impact not just on you and your spouse, but on your children as well. Finding ways to help your kids adjust to life after the divorce is important for their mental and emotional well-being. Keeping your kids happy and healthy will also help you to move on, so consider these proven tips for helping your kids to adjust. Don’t Play the Blame Game As tempting as it can be Read More

It Takes Two: How Maryland Establishes Paternity

In Maryland, there are many situations where it becomes necessary to legally establish the paternity of a child. The process of establishing paternity can be initiated by either the mother, or a man who believes that he is the father. Once paternity is established, both parents will have the rights and responsibilities that come with parenthood including the right to spend time with their child, the right to make Read More

A Brief Overview of the Maryland Guardianship of a Minor Proceedings

There are times when someone needs to provide care for someone who is not their biological child. This could be because of the death of the child’s parents or for some other reason. While it is not an ideal situation, it is important to make sure your child’s future is handled properly. In most cases, this means naming someone as the legal guardian of the child or children. Take some time to learn the basics of how Read More

What to Do if an Insurance Company Offers You a Settlement

If you have been in an auto accident, or otherwise experienced a personal injury, you may be contacted by the other person or entity’s insurance company with an offer to settle the case. This offer could come before you even file a personal injury suit, which can make it very tempting to take the deal. Accepting an insurance company’s offer to settle the case, however, eliminates your right to pursue litigation down Read More

Crisis Medicaid Planning: Avoid These 4 Common Mistakes!

If you or a loved one was given the news that they will need to enter an assisted living facility or nursing home, it can come as quite a shock. What is often even more shocking is the costs that are associated with this type of care. For most people, it will be necessary to have Medicaid step in and cover these costs, but there are a lot of restrictions that need to be accounted for, which is why it is so important Read More

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