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For How Long is a Maryland Will Valid?

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As a general rule, a will governs the distribution of assets only after the testator dies. Any changes to a will that are made during the testator’s lifetime will be valid. A will is not active until the owner of the assets passes. For example, if a testator wills her home to her son, but […]

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Deeds of Easement No Longer Require a Lien Certificate in Harford County, Maryland

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Lien certificates will no longer be required for Deeds of Easement in Harford County, Maryland. 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 […]

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Life Estate Deeds With No Transfer Rights No Longer Need a Lien Sheet

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Lien sheets will no longer be required for Life Estate Deeds with no transfer right in Harford County, Maryland. 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 […]

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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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