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Free or Reduced Fee Legal Services in Maryland

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If you are in need of legal service but are unable to afford the cost you may qualify for reduced or free legal assistance through one of these organizations. MARYLAND LEGAL SERVICES CORPORATION FUNDED PROVIDERS 2017 Contact Information Allegany Law Foundation -(301) 722-3390 Alternative Directions – (410) 889-5072 Asian Pacific American Legal Resource Center- (202) […]

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Who Can Obtain a Living Person’s Will in Maryland?

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In Maryland if the Will has been filed with the Register of Wills county office (or city office if in Baltimore) only the testator—the person who created the Will–or someone who has written permission signed by the testator can withdraw a Will from safekeeping. Proper identification is required by the clerks in the Register of […]

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Happy New Year! Update Your Estate Plan?

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If your Will is several years old or you have experienced any life-changing events since your Will was created, such as marriage, divorce, the birth or death of a child, a child who is no longer a minor, a child who has since gotten married, a change in residence, or the death of anyone named […]

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Parkville, Maryland Estate Planning: File Your Will

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Maryland law allows Wills to be filed with the county in which you live. As an estate planning attorney who works in Parkville, I have encountered clients who have failed (or their attorney failed) to file their Will with the county. This is a critical final step in the Will creation process as it ensures […]

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Maryland S Corporation vs. C Corporation: Taxation

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When considering whether to establish your Maryland business as an S corporation or C corporation, something you, your tax advisor and attorney should consider are the tax implications. Maryland corporate law does not make a distinction between S corps and C corps for purposes of corporate law, however the Federal tax distinction is significant. The […]

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Can you get a speeding ticket while riding a bicycle?

I answered this question today over at Hopes&Fears. Thanks to Jared Fischer for the invite and interview! For a free, confidential conversation to discuss this and other legal matters, contact Maryland attorney Stephen J. Reichert at 410-299-4959, sreichert@reichertlegal.com or by clicking here.

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Baltimore, Maryland Estate Administration: How to Remove a Personal Representative

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Under Maryland Law a Personal Representative can be removed from service. Maryland law sets the standard for removal. To remove a PR you should retain a Baltimore probate attorney so that the facts can be evaluated against the law, and if necessary a hearing can be held. There have also been instances where having an […]

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Baltimore, Maryland Estate Planning Lawyer: How Can a Revocable Living Trust be Terminated?

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With a true Maryland revocable living Trust, the Trust can be dissolved. You should have an attorney review the provisions in the Trust so that termination is done correctly. The Trust will provide the basis and steps for termination but where the Trust is silent Maryland law will apply. This should not be an expensive […]

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Baltimore Maryland Probate Attorney: What is considered the “Gross Estate” for Probate in Maryland?

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The Gross Estate includes all of the assets in probate and those that could potentially transfer outside of probate. For example, an insurance policy is included in the gross estate even if the policy is not payable to the estate. For a free, confidential conversation to discuss these and other estate planning matters, including probate […]

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Maryland Property Law Attorney: What Happens When Your Name Is On The Mortgage But Not On The Property Deed?

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A common question from clients involves the above listed scenario where your name is on the mortgage for the property as a borrower however your name is not listed the real property title (Deed). This concern often arises after a divorce or death in the family. Unfortunately in this instance you have no interest in […]

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