Yes. There are only two absolute qualifications: (1) be at least 18 years of age; and (2) be of good moral character. #2 is what you will be concerned about. A license "may" be denied on account of a conviction or plea of nolo contendere to a crime of theft of a crime "of moral...Read more »
This ticket? Maybe that ticket. You can be cited for driving an unsafe vehicle. Bumpers are mandated by regulations adopted under the transportation article of the Maryland Code and must comply with numerous specifications regarding height, location and safety standards as set by federal laws and...Read more »
You need an Alabama estate lawyer. The requirements for a non-resident executor of an estate usually involves appointment of a person in Alabama to act as resident agent for the executor for service of legal papers. Because the estate involves real estate, and you cannot easily travel to Alabama...Read more »
On August 23, 2020 while on vacation Plaintiff was injured (cut of left arm) at a Walmart store in the State of Kansas. However, Plaintiff resides in the State of Maryland. What are the statute of limitations and what state can the plaintiff file his complaint?
You sue in Kansas, in the court having jurisdiction over the location of the Walmart involved; or you can sue Walmart in Arkansas in the county where it has its corporate headquarters (not recommended). You need a Kansas lawyer in the county (or nearby) where the Walmart store is located, who...Read more »
Call the police, this is a crime. It is illegal to install video recording devices to capture images of someone in their private home without their permission. If you can see the camera and reach it, pull it out of the vent to prevent the person from removing them and denying they were there, or...Read more »
“Under the doctrine of ‘patent exhaustion,’” United States Supreme Court Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr., wrote in a 2017 decision, “once a patent holder sells an item, it can no longer control the item through the patent laws.... The purchaser and all subsequent owners are free to use...Read more »
Maryland abolished the causes of action known as breach of marriage and alienation of affections, and any similar action, three quarters of a century ago. The engagement ring must be returned if demanded, as that is considered a conditional gift, with the condition being going through with the...Read more »
My sister an i agree there is too much work involved in settling our mother's estate. We are listed as heirs. We are the decedents daughters. We don't think anyone will be willing to serve as executor. Who will the court choose if noone is willing?
Why is it too much work? If the estate has adequate assets, one of you can petition as PR and hire an estate lawyer to prepare and file all paperwork and even manage the estate bank account, hire one or more others to inventory, sell and clear real property of belongings, hire a CPA to prepare the...Read more »
No. The original court that issued the child support order controls, and that state's law controls the amount of child support, at least until the child changes domicile to another state and somebody petitions in that state to take over jurisdiction of the matter. Even in that scenario, the...Read more »
Courts are open, and are handling cases, many by remote video hearings over zoom on the internet or through participation by telephone. Some courts still have in-person hearings. There are no COVID eviction protections for commercial leases.
This is the third time she put in telephone miss use charges on me the first time they put it on the step docket the second time I haven’t been to court yet and before I went to court she put the third one on me so now I’m dealing with two more phone miss use charges because we always fight and... Read more »
Every argumentative phone call is not telephone misuse. Repeated calls, one after the other, at all hours (especially in the middle of the night or early morning when people are asleep) and/or shouting and verbal abuse with every call, daily, may qualify. Nobody needs to call somebody 5-10 times...Read more »
A consumer may make a claim for up to $50,000 against the Guaranty Fund on account of an allowed claim against a real estate agent or broker. The Maryland Real Estate Commission can separately pursue disciplinary action against an agent or broker for violation of the ethical standards, and impose...Read more »
I was given probation for these 2 things. In Maryland case search they show up as misdemeanor. I’m applying for my HQL and one of the questions is have you ever been convicted of a crime that has maximum penalty of over 1 yr . My question is what was the actual penalty for the 2 crimes back in... Read more »
If you were convicted, and not granted a "probation before judgment" (PBJ) disposition, then this offense is not among the convicted offenses that may be expunged under the current law. If you received a PBJ, then you are eligible for expungement. The list of convicted offenses that may...Read more »
13 year old daughter lives with me in Maryland 10 months a year full time. Michigan denied me taking child tax credit for 3 years because I tool ex's 2019 year for filing. Judge "said" this in court hearing in October 2020 but there's no written order or judge's signature.... Read more »
You risk being held in contempt of court, fined, paying your ex wife’s attorneys fees, reimbursing her for the credit, incurring your own legal fees and costs traveling back for court, and jail. But if the principle is worth that much to you, feel free to thumb your nose at the judge. I cannot...Read more »
I was convicted of felony theft, over $10k under $100k. I was sentenced to 4 years incarceration, all but one suspended and 5 years probation. I was also ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $47,000. I paid monthly what I could afford, abided by the terms of my probation and was released... Read more »
Assemble all your payment records and income verification and bankruptcy info, which will show your good faith efforts to pay. I do not see you being violated for inability to pay such a large restitution obligation. Nobody gets violated for not having enough money. Your probation should be closed...Read more »
He was ordered to sign a car over to me (title has both our names on it) and pay half the total of expenses I paid. I was ordered to refinance car to take him off title but couldn't due to age of car and credit. Contacted him in late 2015 and he refused to pay until I could have him sign off... Read more »
Court judgments are enforceable for 12 years after their entry. In situations where the subject matter of the order cannot be enforced until more than 12 years later, such as a breach of an order to pay alimony past 12 years, or to pay a portion of a pension or retirement account more than 12 years...Read more »
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