What Are the Child’s Best Interests, Anyway?

Child support and a child’s best interests go hand in hand. Today, child support decisions focus on a judge’s interpretation of the child’s best interests and financial information of both parents.  It is often frightening for parents to think that someone who knows very little about them (in the form of a judge) now has the power to decide an important part of their future and that of their children. However, while Read More

#1 Reason for Using a Revocable Living Trust

Clients often ask whether or not they need a Revocable Living Trust (RLT) or if a Will is sufficient for their estate planning needs. While there are several benefits to having an RLT, there is one primary factual reason to have an RLT beyond just the benefits it provides. That is, do you own real property in more than one state? This happens all the time here in Maryland when the client owns a home here Read More

Maryland Elder Law: Understanding the Difference Between Medicare and Medicaid

The issue of healthcare has been a thorn in the back of American taxpayers for a long time. The United States spends a staggering $10,348 per person on healthcare, amounting to about 18% of its GDP. This is far more than any other country on the planet. In fact, it is 8 percentage points clear of the average of the industrialized members of the Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development. The good news Read More

4 Situations Where a Post-Judgment Modification May Be Necessary

After a divorce is finalized, you will have several orders in place that must be followed for a set period of time. In most cases, these orders will be in place for several years at the least, and in some situations, are actually meant to last for life. The courts understand, however, that people’s situations change and it is sometimes necessary to have a post-judgment modification made. The following are four common Read More

The Light at the End of the Tunnel: 6 Ways to Move on from Your Divorce

Going through a divorce is said to be among the most painful experiences that a person can go through. Once the divorce is finalized, many people find that they don’t experience the immediate relief and happiness that they were expecting. The fact is, the end of a divorce is really just the beginning of your recovery and rediscovery period in your life. If you are looking for some effective ways to help see that Read More

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

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 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

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