My ex husband is still half owner of my condo but he's been dead over 7 years ago and we're divorced 10 years ago. I was about to sell my condo but there is a liens that attached to the property that I'm not aware. It's not my liens but for my ex husband. please advice
It only takes a few days to open an estate assuming no one contests the Personal Representative who files to open the estate. The law gives an order of Priority for people to serve as Personal Representative and if other people have higher priority (for example, children) it may be wise to get...Read more »
Very generally, material facts are those that relate to the property and would impact a decision to buy. Maryland law also requires that sellers expressly disclose all hidden (or "latent") material defects in a residence up for sale.
That said, Maryland law excludes by statute...Read more »
Assuming there are no specific orders or agreements at play Maryland law doesn't dictate where someone may live or how long. Someone could in theory stay at a hotel / motel for months or even years as long as they pay (though it probably would not be financially wise to do so).
If the estate is a "small estate" (i.e., one with total assets under $50,000 if no surviving spouse) the process is greatly simplified. In many cases Personal Representatives can handle a small estate without formal attorney representation. Even with a small estate you may find it...Read more »
People are free to designate whomever they want as their health care power of attorney, regardless of their marital status, and legally the named agent has authority to communicate with doctors, etc. Obviously it could be very awkward if a wife (or husband) names a paramour while still married,...Read more »
Employees are free to work 5, 25 or 100+ miles from their place of employment (or any other distance), so the question isn't clear. The law doesn't mandate how far someone lives from their job and it is purely up to each person to decide what kind of commute they're comfortable...Read more »
There are not enough facts here. Anytime someone isn't paid for a job they were hired to do they could in theory sue. A lot of labor would fall under that category. However, the law has a theory that someone who is themselves in the wrong usually can't get the law to provide them...Read more »
Someone is stating that I signed a contract but when I placed that signature on their iPad they had told me it was in order to allow them to call my insurance company. They did not tell me or read me out the rest of the contract which stated that we would be liable for 30% cost of a job to a home.... Read more »
If a signature was procured by fraud / misrepresentation that would be a defense. However, it may become a matter of he said / she said and a battle of conflicting testimony if someone presents a signed "contract" and the signer says they were falsely induced to sign it without...Read more »
Leasing office said that my apartment is rented already and there are no other 2 bedroom units they could assign to the new tenants. It will be very hard to pack and get movers and be out by Tuesday. I've been told I'd I'm not out by Tuesday at 5pm they will take possession by... Read more »
If a tenant stays over past their lease end, the landlord can go to court to evict. After the court grants eviction, the landlord can have a sheriff physically remove the tenant and/or their belongings. However, a landlord cannot just call the sheriff and change the locks without a court order.
My husband and I own a townhome in Manassas, VA. Our condo association has had tarps on our roofs in our community for three years now instead of fixing them because they are in litigation with the insurance company about them because of it being a windstorm. Instead of fixing all of our roofs they... Read more »
There was no will and it was agreed that two of the siblings would receive this house since a much more expensive home was given to the other two siblings years before the deceased passed. They now want the money from the repairs. Do we have a case to not give it to them since they agreed to take... Read more »
To get an ITIN one needs to fill out IRS Form w-7. The form can be found at the IRS website (irs.gov) An attorney may not be needed since this is mostly a matter of gathering your key documents (e.g., passport, birth certificate) and bringing or sending them to the IRS.
Final probate court left 50% of CA real property to the estate of the decedent's father living in SC as he died 4 months before probate was closed. What is required in order for the Personal Representative of the SC estate to distribute the CA real property? SC probate only requires a... Read more »
You may want to post the question under California, not Maryland and/or reach out to a California barred attorney. Real estate law varies from state to state and a Maryland attorney cannot answer the question about a transfer of California property. Presumably California like most states...Read more »
He touched her lower back, I said leave her alone. Dog picked up bone and moved. Friend went to reach again, I said stop, I've told you, leave her alone. He then reached for bone, dog snarled and did a warning.. not bite but hard nibble toward him. Friend hit my dog over and over. I yelled for... Read more »
The prevalence of addiction sadly leaves many families trying to figure out the best ways to support and help their loved ones. Maryland law has long recognized that chronic drunkenness or addiction to drugs can render someone unable to manage their own affairs and allows for adult guardianship in...Read more »
The definitions indicate that "property" is basically anything owned. I'm understanding that to include one's home. Additional reading indicates that the transfer of ownership can be handle by including the beneficiary's name and POD, TOD, etc., allowing ownership control... Read more »
Transferring by making sure everything has a beneficiary on title usually saves significant time, effort and expense so it is a great idea to explore. While Maryland probate fees are not terribly high, it is not uncommon for estate expenses to eat up 4-5% or more of the assets with expenses like...Read more »
Legal blindness in no way affects competency to do planning documents like a power of attorney. So under the facts you describe, assuming he is otherwise competent the uncle would be well advised to reach out to an attorney and get planning documents in place. There are additional safeguards an...Read more »
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