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Blended Families Face Critical Legal Issues When a Family Member Passes Away

Our families change over time. Children and grandchildren are born. Some people get a divorce and remarry. Bank accounts are opened and closed. Real estate is bought and sold. People change jobs and roll over their retirement accounts. For all of these reasons, it is important to establish an estate plan so the family’s assets… Continued

Alimony in Maryland

Alimony is financial support paid from one spouse to the other during divorce or after divorce. Whether it is temporary to help get the lower earning spouse back on their feet, or permanent support to help them live the lifestyle they grew accustomed to while married, alimony is a crucial form of support for millions… Continued

School Bus Accidents

Recently in Elkton, Maryland, a car rear-ended a parked school bus, injuring three special needs students, according to WBAL TV 11 News. The three students, aged 8 to 10 years old, were taken to a nearby hospital with non-life threatening injuries, though the severity of their injuries is not known at the time of this… Continued

Do I Need an Advanced Healthcare Directive?

As we age it becomes increasingly important to consider creating or refining a will or estate plan. A well crafted estate plan not only helps put one’s mind at ease, knowing that their final wishes will be carried out, but it serves to console your survivors when you are gone. Having a legal decision on… Continued

Division of Marital Property

During divorce, many couples wish to know what is at stake in terms of their property, both real and personal. Maryland is an equitable distribution state, meaning that property is not divided equally in every situation. However, the court will make a “fair” decision, and typically both spouses receive an equal share of the property.… Continued

Comprehensive Durable Power of Attorney

A Comprehensive Durable Power of Attorney is imperative for all adults who wish to take care of their finances should they become incapacitated. A comprehensive durable power of attorney allows you to select who you want take care of your assets while you are alive but unable to act on your own. It also protects… Continued

Were You Injured in a Bicycle Crash?

While Maryland traffic deaths in total increased 17.3 percent from 2014 to 2015, Maryland bicyclist fatalities doubled in that same time period, according to the Capital Gazette. If you were hit by a car, bus, truck, or other motor vehicle while riding your bike, taking legal action against the negligent party should be one of… Continued

E. Coli Outbreak Personal Injury Lawsuit

The Erlanger, Kentucky food company, Dixie Dew Products, Inc., which produces a variety of sauces and nut butters, is being sued after causing dozens of food poisonings across the country. One of the 12 states affected by the outbreaks has been Maryland. Specifically, the company’s soy nut butter has found to be contaminated with E.… Continued