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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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What is Common Law Marriage and Does it Exist in Maryland?

Common Law Marriage is a framework for individuals who are legally married in certain states without actually being formally recognized as married by the state. Typically these laws refer to couples who have cohabitated, or lived together for a certain amount of years. The requirements to achieve this threshold is different from state to state. […]

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Does the Personal Representative of a Will Have to be a Maryland Resident?

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The Personal Representative does not need to be a Maryland resident. However, a Maryland resident must act as the agent of the Personal Representative. Typically this is a lawyer who is familiar with the laws and the Will. This individual has to be appointed at the beginning of the process. But anyone can be appointed […]

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What if the Personal Representative of the Estate is Deceased?

If you want to assume the place of the Personal Representative due to unforeseen reasons, the matter must be addressed by the court. If the Principle is deceased and the Personal Representative is incapable of performing the duties then we must petition the court in the county of the estate. Until the court rules, no […]

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How do I Claim a Deceased Relatives’ Unclaimed Property?

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If you need to claim property that is within the state of Maryland, then you will need to have a claim filed with the Comptroller of Maryland. Additional documentation is needed for proof. The documentation needs to include two forms of identification, and items such as bank account information and insurance proceeds. Depending on the […]

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Maryland Probate; Should I File a Small or Regular Estate?

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In order to know how to file an estate, one must know the value of the estate. If the estate is valued at $50,000 or less, then you should file it as a small estate. Also, if the spouse is the sole legatee or heir then a small estate can be up to $100,000. For […]

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