Request a trial, not a waiver hearing. This is a 5 point offense. Unsafe lane change, together with the speeding and at least one other violation on the aggressive driving list of violations is needed to qualify as aggressive driving. It is possible the officer identified a third violation but...Read more »
While generally the statute of limitations is three years to sue for non-payment of a debt, with child support you are dealing with a court judgment or order, and in theory, the payee parent could attempt to enforce the child support award for up to 12 years (although the 12 year limitations really...Read more »
Yes, you can sue. There are recognized "causes of action" that provide the legal basis for a recovery of damages (even though there may be several such grounds, you can only recover one set of damages). It's not so much proving the amount of damages, but collecting them if the defendant does not...Read more »
My mom passed away in 2011, in her will she left me with my uncle, his wife physically abused me for years at 18 I left the house. And I have no contact with my father what so ever. I don’t know what I’m considered... independent or not ?
You declare yourself independent and file your own tax returns declaring your personal exemption against a income taxes owed. That’s it. If you lived more than six months outside your aunt and uncle’s residence, and can prove it, that should establish it as well.
“Film anything from public property”—no, if by that you mean peering into the interior spaces of someone’s home through their windows or into areas where there would be a reasonable expectation of privacy. It does not matter that you happen to be standing on public property if you are using...Read more »
In MD, video recording in public is allowed regardless of consent, while audio recordings require consent of both parties. Most cell phones record both, so theoretically, if you could prove your neighbor recorded audio of you, there may be a violation. In a court proceeding, illegally recorded or...Read more »
You can’t, other than ask permission. What you can do is look up the estate of the deceased spouse and get a copy of that spouse’s will. If the wills were reciprocal (most married couples’ wills are, but do not have to be), then there is a strong chance the living spouse’s will is the...Read more »
I've been going through my old notebooks from when I was 7 (2007-2008), and there's a full 50 page on my own design and ideas for a cloud hosting service. I have flowcharts, pricing models, and even a market outlook.
Lots of people dream up big ideas and never act on them, then someone else comes up with a similar idea on their own and implements it. What can you do about it? Nothing. Ideas can’t be patented, and if you fail to bring an idea to market or fruition as a product or service, you can’t claim the...Read more »
Yes. Media companies are private parties. The First Amendment only bars the government from infringing on your freedom of speech, not private parties. You can post on your own Facebook page, and bar others from posting on your page. You have no right to force others to let you post on theirs.
the title has my name as primary owner and his name is second he just passed away my sister is trying to put it in his estate but the dmv website says i can just bring his death certificate in and remove his name what should i do i dont want her to put it in his estate
Need more facts. Did he have a will? How were his assets titled? We’re there “transfer on death” beneficiaries on any financial accounts? Did he have children? Are any of them minors? His spouse has statutory election rights even if there is a will and she is left less than what her statutory...Read more »
I hired a licensed contractor to perform home improvement to my house. Our contract specified that subcontractors must be licensed and the contractor signed an attestation that his subcontractor held an active contracting license. I’m now finding that the subcontractor holds a business license... Read more »
Unless there is unworkmanlike performance by the sub, a Court is unlikely to find this to be a material breach sufficient for you to declare the contract terminable. Therefore, I would let that argument go. If you had specifically provided that all subs must hold an MHIC license and that this term...Read more »
You need at least two documents: (1) a durable power of attorney for general financial matters; and (2) a durable power of attorney for healthcare decisions. They should not be one document--the healthcare POA should be separate. Your mother should also have a will if she doesn't have one, as...Read more »
I signed a contract to install a concrete slab with flagstone. Also stairs that go up to the second floor of my house. It's come to my attention that this work requires a permit. Is the contractor responsible for pulling those permits? I was never informed it is required by law.
NO. It is the non-delegable obligation of the contractor to apply for and obtain all necessary permits required by law, per C.O.M.A.R. 09.08.01.08. ("Code of Maryland Regulations"--the MHIC promulgates regulations under the Home Improvement Law, and COMAR is where all such regulations appear)....Read more »
Was the pole barn built according to specs, and was the 3 foot door (that's an awfully short door) supposed to clear and allow for the concrete? And why wasn't the concrete poured before the barn was constructed? A whole lot of info missing from your facts. If they fully complied with their...Read more »
My mom passed away and a year before she passed her and I got a joint banking account together. Now that she has passed my sister is taking me to Court for the money in the account. How can she do this when I have survivors rights to the account and it's not part of the estate. She's saying I... Read more »
You are probably on solid legal ground, but anybody can sue anybody whether they can prove the legal right to win or not. Injunctive relief is permitted when there is an immediate irreparable harm that will occur if the court does not issue an immediate temporary order to stop another party from...Read more »
My father married my stepmother in 1987. He passed in 2011 while they were still married. My stepmother ended up selling the home that she and my father lived in before his death to her daughter (my step sister). My stepsister, in turn, sold the home a few years later for a nice profit. My... Read more »
Yes, by all realistic scenarios, there is no inheritable estate left, assuming the absence of fraud. Your stepmother could not have sold the house and transferred title to her daughter without having sole title herself, either as joint tenant with right of survivorship on the deed, or by a will...Read more »
If the account holder is deceased, and you are the personal representative handling the estate, then it is possible, and in most cases advisable, to do a direct transfer of the retirement accounts into the names of the individual heirs who would have received the account funds had they been...Read more »
You never know. The Sheriff's Office typically has deputies present in the courthouse, and of course there are often police officers there for court. While you might walk in, drop off the motion, and not identify yourself as the defendant (the person filing a motion is not necessarily the person...Read more »
I submitted medical records and bills under rule 10-104, and other bills under rule 10-105. I submitted everything to the court more than 60 days prior to trial and sent to counsel for defendant as well more than 60 days before trial. The problem arises in that I sent it to counsel for defendant... Read more »
Email is only permitted for service when filing through the Maryland e-file portal. All Maryland courts except Baltimore City, Montgomery and Prince George's are currently subject to the e-file system (meaning, it is mandatory for lawyers to use it, but non-lawyers are not required to do so)....Read more »
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