In the Will, he states, "I give and devise unto my wife my real estate [home address] for the remainder of her natural life, or until she shall decide to reside elsewhere on a permanent basis, or until she shall remarry...she shall pay all maintenance cost, insurance, and property taxes at her... Read more »
answered on Jun 5, 2023
Hi and thanks for posting a real estate question.
The first variable is whether your father's wife is still living. This appears to be a life estate to your father's wife, with the life estate ending if the life tenant moves out or remarries.
You describe a position... Read more »
My mother passed 2 years ago. About 2 months after their father left the house and has not been back. I used my life insurance money to take care of them, but the money has ran out. Now he pays the bills of the house. Even when my mother was alive I raised the children so he tries to manipulate me... Read more »
answered on Apr 24, 2023
Whatever informal arrangement might exist, formal custody is determined by the courts. You're asking questions that really would benefit from sitting down and consulting with a family law attorney who can go over all the specifics of your situation and the options to seek formal guardianship... Read more »
Thru Proper nutrition and exercise. What would it cost (in total) in general to attain this trademark?
Thank you kindly for your time in this matter
answered on Apr 24, 2023
The law prevents attorneys from "price fixing" or agreeing to charge a uniform fee for services so this is not the place to get an answer on fees. That said, I can understand your desire to get a sense of what costs might be involved before you retain an attorney. Some firms might... Read more »
We have tried to be patient with the scheduling but many times they do not show up or its a week later. My daughter hears the rodents in her kitchen nightly! She decided to give her 30 day notice and move. The manager states she has to give 60 days notice therefore locking here into an... Read more »
answered on Apr 17, 2023
Generally speaking the right to get out of a lease is set by the lease.
That said, Maryland offers a procedure called "rent escrow" when a landlord refuses to repair serious issues. Although the landlord may not voluntarily let a tenant out of a lease early, if the conditions... Read more »
I am currently Homeless I have two small toddlers, and I am currently pregnant. The father of my children refuses to provide any help and does not pick the children up one days he said he supposed to. He does not send financial help, and he is verbally, and sometimes physically abusive to me. What... Read more »
answered on Apr 17, 2023
First, if you are homeless with children the immediate need would seem to be to secure housing for your family. A variety of government and non-government agencies are available to help. The local Department of Social Services may be a good place to start, or you may want to reach out to an... Read more »
The documents were never provided at the beginning of the lease. I requested the documents in a written letter on 3 March 2023. I still have not received the documents. I advised in the letter that I would pay my utilities once the documents were received. Another bill is now forthcoming. I intend... Read more »
answered on Apr 10, 2023
The code section you reference applies to ratio billing systems (in other words utilities that are not separately metered but instead allocated amongst tenants by the landlord). According to the code, certain information about same must be provided to prospective tenants before a lease starts.... Read more »
answered on Mar 29, 2023
This would be done by a no consideration deed. To do this "quickly" you'd likely want to find a law firm who can record electronically which speeds up the process considerably. Charles County does require a lien sheet before any deed can be recorded.
I agree that a real... Read more »
on 3/1/23. Ordered part. On 3/6/23, part not in and still not hot water. We are up to date in rent. Is there a recourse?
answered on Mar 6, 2023
When essential items like hot water or heat are not provided, a tenant can seek "rent escrow" through the district court. Naturally a tenant can start outside of court by requesting rent abatement from the landlord for any period where property was not fit to live in, but if a serious... Read more »
I'm trying to find the company name, at county record saying they have title and there no record of them to be found on registration
answered on Mar 2, 2023
Yes, property deeds showing ownership are filed "registered" with the Land Records in the Circuit Court of each county. Clerks generally do not do any research to verify ownership. A title search would verify who owns a particular property. (Property owned by an entity may be more... Read more »
I think I understand the "death" taxes in Maryland, but I am not positive on the calculations.
Are all taxes based on the value of the gross estate, or are some calculated based on the value after other taxes have been deducted?
Gross value of estate... Read more »
answered on Feb 27, 2023
Maryland inheritance tax is based on the relationship of the giver to the recipient, and is not tied to other death taxes, so on a $20M estate this could be $2M, $0 or nearly anything in between. (And if the tax is paid "outside" of the gift, Maryland will "tax the tax" and... Read more »
Maryland probate estate value is $10,000 or more.
Will states: "I hereby excuse those persons named in or appointed pursuant to this Will as Personal Representatives from the necessity of posting any bond or other security for the faithful performance of their respective duties."... Read more »
answered on Feb 22, 2023
In a word, yes, even where a Will waives bond the Register can still require a nominal bond to cover anticipated inheritance tax and other court fees.
Wills almost always waive the bond requirement for monies going to people who may inherit. However the government doesn't... Read more »
I discovered a mice infestation during the second week of my tenancy, it’s been almost 6 months, still the problem remains. In addition to this, there are issues with broken appliances such as the refrigerator, which has a water flow problem. There is also a leak from one of the ceilings.... Read more »
answered on Feb 21, 2023
Maryland law offers "rent escrow" as an option for a tenant living in a place that has serious health or safety violations. The tenant can seek different options, from having the landlord fix the problem, to asking the court to reduce rent or break the lease. It is up to the court to... Read more »
This is for car insurance. Bank statements and the Allstate app for customers show that the account has been over charged. They are threatening to cancel the policy if additional payment is not made immediately.
answered on Feb 21, 2023
With any billing question it may be helpful to first review in detail the fine print of the insurance contract and/or ask the person/company imposing the charge to show you where in the contract gives the right to impose such a charge. For example, a contract might impose an "installment... Read more »
have been leaving with my roommate who is the owner of this condo for 10 years. I have been told I need to move out. I do have a deed said if something happens to him j get this place. Now things have turned in a different direction. His daughter is planning on selling the place. I don't know... Read more »
answered on Dec 29, 2022
Generally speaking the rights of an occupant ("roommate") who is not an owner are based on the lease. If there is no lease, then one must move out after given proper notice to vacate. Legally speaking it doesn't make much difference if someone has lived in property for 6 months, 2... Read more »
If a person dies and names a beneficiary on a bank account that is different than what is in the Will, does the Will take precedence or do you have to take that person to court if they don't hand over those funds as it is laid out in the Will?
answered on Dec 8, 2022
The Will only controls assets the deceased person died owning.
With a beneficiary or payable on death designation, the title is transferred automatically to the beneficiary when the original owner dies (though practically the beneficiary may need to show the death certificate to confirm... Read more »
No spouse, no children, no parents, no grandparents. One living sibling, and three deceased siblings. Does the living sibling receive everything, or do the children of the deceased siblings (nieces and nephews) receive a share?
answered on Nov 18, 2022
If there is no Will and no surviving spouse, parents or children / grandchildren, the nieces and nephews of the Deceased (children of the deceased sibling) receive under "representation". For example, if there were 4 siblings who either survived or who died with their own issue, then the... Read more »
Do I have rights upon my mothers death as a heir
answered on Nov 11, 2022
It would depend on the deed language. Two people (including a parent/child) can own property together with or without survivorship rights and the mere fact that the word "heirs" is in the deed doesn't tell the whole story.
Everyone has already appeared in Orphan's court and agreed to the administators. Bit now one person is refusing to sign the approval papers. Can the court make everyone proceed with probate?
answered on Nov 11, 2022
The Court does not need everyone's consent to "proceed with probate". Consent may affect whether or not the appointed person needs to post full or nominal bond.
The law sets an order of priority for people to serve as Personal Representative. When multiple people with the... Read more »
I am on the mortgage he isn’t. But we are both on the deed. What is the process of how he can take the condo from me and my name come off?
What happens if my mortgage loan is not assumable though and my mortgage doesn’t transfer to
Baltimore county signed off on... Read more »
answered on Nov 2, 2022
A names "comes off" property by a deed that gets recorded in Land Records. If this wasn't handled in the divorce, you may want to talk to a real estate attorney who can prepare a deed conveying to your ex.
A deed does not change who has responsibility on a mortgage, but... Read more »
He isn’t on the loan but my name and his name is both on the deed. My name is only on the loan. How does this work if he want to take over the loan? He keeps telling me he can just take over the mortgage loan
answered on Nov 1, 2022
Generally speaking someone cannot transfer ownership of property without paying off the mortgage balance in full. However, things are a bit different for a husband and wife. A federal law called the Garn St. Germain Act allows a spouse to essentially take over a mortgage for a home if they are... Read more »
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