My father had a codicil drawn up about 23 years ago that would allow his lady friend to stay in his home until she died or moved. The house was deeded in his and my late mom's name. He died in 2012. About 7 years before then he added my one brother and me to the home deed. It has become a... Read more »
My husband has his own business and own 4 brand new dump truck and is out purchasing new vehicles as well as purchased his mother a new car and making her monthly payments; but is not paying his alimony. What should I do?
Many courts in this state offer a pro-se or "self help" family law clinic. They are usually staffed by volunteer attorneys who take the time to answer questions about family law issues and assist with filing out court forms. While these attorneys do not represent in court, their insight and...Read more »
Tenants by the entirety is a special type of ownership for husbands and wives. If a couple bought property before a marriage and later get married, they could in theory re-deed the property from themselves as joint tenants to themselves as husband and wife, tenants by the entirety.
My ex recently after 5 yrs just starting repaying back support, he has renewed his interest which leads me to believe he would not actively participate and cooperate with my fiancé adopting my daughter. The ex hasn’t seen my child in over 4 years because he has long history of substance abuse.... Read more »
The legal standard for adoption is different than for granting sole custody. A natural parent must be notified of adoption proceedings. Adoption generally requires the natural parent's consent or a court order terminating the natural parent's rights as a parent (in extreme circumstances)....Read more »
Maryland annotated code is broken down into many "articles." Each of the articles is numbered (starting with 1-101, 1-102, etc.) Because there are dozens of different code sections labeled "1-202", you might want to re-post to clarify what article of the code you are talking about.
I will be losing 8 hrs in my paycheck going to 12 hr shifts plus I will be losing my shift differential. We were made aware of this by the unit manager verbally. Shouldn't it be in writing to be legal and come from company CEO? Would greatly appreciate any insight.
Very generally speaking an employer can freely change work hour requirements. An employer must honor overtime laws and child labor laws and in some cases retail break laws but otherwise can set work hours and shifts pretty much as the employer sees fit. There is no law requiring changes to...Read more »
This sounds very similar to another question recently asked on this forum.
A borrower has no interest in property by being on a mortgage, they only have an obligation. That borrower cannot typically remove themselves from the obligation unless the other owner refinances, pays off or...Read more »
If someone is not on the deed they have no interest to "divest" by deed. If instead you mean to ask whether a borrower can they get out from the loan obligation by deeding away their interest, the short answer is "no" - at least not without the lender's approval.
I signed a lease March 2003 for move in date April 2003 I wrote a letter stating I would not be moving in the appointment was still rented out that April to someone else. 2012 the rental company came after me for payment, then again I’m 2015 now I’m 2019 my check is being garnished for this... Read more »
Garnishment does not usually happen unless there was a court case and a judgment. Judgments are good for 12 years in this state, and can be renewed for additional 12 year terms. Most, but not all, cases need to be filed within 3 years.
Great grandmother died in 1985. Left property as heir property. My mother held power of attorney. My great-uncle attempted to sell the property. He couldn't b/c the heirs never paid my great-grandmother's attorney for the work he did. As such, the deed was never transferred to the heirs. Taxes are... Read more »
I have asked for my apartment to be mice free. It has taken them three exterminator visits, they have had to fill in three holes in my unit. They have found mice excrement, that is the exterminator found this. I was denied having my floors cleaned by the onsite manager, I had to call the... Read more »
An online post won't be able to offer specific legal advice, but when conditions in a rental rise to the level of a serious hazard jeopardizing health or safety, Maryland law offers the option of rent escrow. Not every nuisance rises to the level of hazard and it is a very case-by-case analysis....Read more »
Under normal circumstances no one can force a borrower to get a rate lock or even to stay with a particular lender. The rate lock offers protection to a potential borrower, so it is entirely up to them. Now a lender may have its own rules about how long its approval is good for, and one might...Read more »
I have no correct contact info for the rental property company / owner. The chimney company says I can just get my side fixed but that will NOT solve the problem of the water leaking and they won't be able to guarantee the work just the materials. What is my recourse? If I pay to have the whole... Read more »
Generally speaking you can't shift a bill to someone else unless they approve of it or have a legal obligation to pay it. There are some exceptions to this rule but they usually involve situations where someone knows about a benefit and sits back and knowingly takes the benefit without saying...Read more »
A trust can usually be set up for any purpose the person making the trust (called a Grantor or Settlor) desires, with any kind of stipulations the Grantor deems appropriate in their own eyes. If the Grantor wanted to reserve $1 million to feed pigeons at a local park, they could usually do so,...Read more »
If someone dies with property titled in their sole name, then yes, an estate should be opened. Very generally speaking family has no obligation to open an estate (unless they are the named personal representative in a will) but it is usually in their interests to do so.
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