5 Reasons You Need an Estate Plan Even If You Don’t Have Many Assets

Estate planning is not just for the ultra-wealthy - everybody needs one! Irrespective of your financial status and family dynamics, you will benefit by having an estate plan. An estate plan can not only protect your assets after you pass away but also during your lifetime in case something happens to you. Let's look at the reasons why you need an estate plan even if you don't have many assets.      Protection Read More

What to Do If You’re in a Car Accident

A car accident can occur anytime, causing serious injuries and damage to your car and other property. Most accidents are unforeseeable, and it is often up to you to maintain acceptable driving standards to prevent any unnecessary incidents. Unfortunately, mistakes do happen every once in a while, so it is important to know how to respond when that time comes. Here is a brief guide on what to do if you are involved in Read More

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