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What is an EIN and am I Eligible?

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An Employer Identification Number (EIN) is a unique identification number assigned by the IRA for business entities. A “responsible party” must use his or her SSN in order to obtain an EIN, and there is no cost to the process. A “responsible party” is the person who owns or controls the business entity or who […]

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Maryland Probate: Personal Representative Moves Out of State

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What happens if you are the personal representative, aka executor, for a Maryland estate but then you move from Maryland to another state? The short answer is that you may quality to continue as the personal representative however you will need to file a request to appoint a Maryland resident agent. The resident agent must […]

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Lien Sheets are no Longer Required for Confirmatory Deeds in Harford County, Maryland.

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No research on outstanding balances due from the owner will be completed. All other types of Deed transfers will require a lien sheet prior to processing. If a deed is presented without a lien, the presenter must provide a copy of this policy circling which category the deed falls under in order to receive the […]

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Maryland Small Business Owners Can Now File Tax Returns by June 17th

The Maryland Department of Assessments and Taxation (SDAT) recently announced that all domestic and foreign business entities Tax Returns are due no later than June 17th if the business requests a two-month extension period through the department’s Maryland Business Express site. Otherwise, if the business does not request an extension, all entities must file by […]

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What Happens To Property After Divorce In Maryland?

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In Maryland, a married couple may own property together as tenants by the entirety. In order for a tenancy by the entirety to exist, the following five conditions must exist: 1. Tenants must acquire the property at the same time. 2. Tenants must have equal interest in the property. 3. Tenants must acquire title by […]

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What Happens to Your Student Loans After You Die?

If you’re struggling to pay off your student loans, you might be wondering who will have to pay those loans back in the event that you or a loved one passes. In general, federal student loans (whether signed with or without a co-signer) are discharged upon one’s death. Private loans, however, will largely depend on […]

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What’s the General Timeline for a Trademark Application?

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After an initial trademark application has been filed, the total process can take between three months to one year to complete. After USPTO reviews the application, the trademark can go one of two ways: USPTO will either 1.) approve, publish, and register the trademark, or 2.) issue a series of letters explaining the grounds for […]

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May 15, 2019 – Baltimore City Office of Finance Hacked, Deed Recording Delays

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We recently learned that the computer system at the Baltimore City Office of Finance has been hacked, causing the City of Baltimore to shut down the computer systems for the Tax and Land Records and the Office of Finance indefinitely. As a result, Baltimore City is unable to issue lien certifications, utility bills, or tax […]

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Who Can Be Personal Representative if a Minor is the Heir of the Estate in Maryland?

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If a Minor is the listed heir in an Estate then the Minor cannot gain access or control to the estate until becoming an adult regardless of when or if the Personal Representative fies. While this individual is the rightful heir of the Estate someone will have to be the Personal Representative of it and […]

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Where to Find a Notary in Maryland and How Much Will They Charge?

There are many places to find a Notary Public to get a document notarized. Some common locations are Courts, City Clerk’s Office, Local Banks, Local Pharmacies, UPS or FedEx, and law offices. These are just some of the possible locations to find a Notary Public. If you are looking to get a document notarized for […]

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