Whatever someone dies owning titled in their sole name becomes part of their probate estate. Other property (such as jointly owned real estate, bank accounts, life insurance with named beneficiaries, etc.) may go directly to named beneficiaries or co-owners. The beneficiaries (people inheriting...Read more »
My mother-in-law is on the deed of the house she owns with her ex-husband. But she hasn't lived there in 20 years. Is she entitled to any proceeds from sale? He doesn't want to sell and has made her a super low ball cash offer to get her off of the deed. What are her rights? Can the court force a... Read more »
Ordinarily each co-owner on title has rights to share in the proceeds of sale. Living in a property does not change someone's status as owner although owners may seek to offset if they paid more than their share of expenses. In most cases co-owners will reach an agreement (if they were married...Read more »
Good question. Heirs do not have to personally pay off any debts of a deceased relative. The Personal Representative ("PR") is appointed to deal with the assets and debts of the person who died and must pay off debts from the deceased person's assets.
I found out from an email I was sent from an interested buyer. In the beginning (2010) My mom and I agreed that I would at least Get the money I put into it if she sells the house. Can I put a lien on the property to get the money I’m due?
An employer must pay employees for time worked. An employer cannot refuse to pay an employee who could not take a break and who actually worked through the break. If this is the situation, you may wish to consult with an employment lawyer. The laws are set up so that the employer can be forced...Read more »
Probate estates are opened in the jurisdiction where the deceased person died. You can find out whether an estate has been opened by contacting the Register of Wills (or going to the Register of Wills' website and performing a search with the deceased person's name).
Family law post divorce issue- the property settlement agreement (PSA) was never executed due to many issues one being frustration of the contract and the X refusing to do his share of the agreement making it impossible for wife to do her role so the marital house still sits paid for and not... Read more »
Your circumstances may benefit from consulting with a lawyer who focuses on family law. You may wish to sit down with such a lawyer to best understand your situation, including any controlling court orders.
In response to the actual question posted, however, "how can one interpret Md...Read more »
cop approached us as we were outside of the van, first asking how old we all were, and then claimed that she knows we have alcohol in the vehicle. She stated that we could make it easy and just get the alcohol out and dump it, or that they could take a different route. My friend driving the van is... Read more »
The post states that the 6 underage people (all of whom were under 21 and some of whom were under 18) actually had alcohol, though seems to think there was "no possible way" an officer could have known. Perhaps this doesn't give the officer enough credit. The post does not seem to describe any...Read more »
We purchased a home on july 2nd, 2019 closed on the home. The home was "as is" so the home orginally was listed for sale in january of this year it was taken off of the market a month later and apparently a 38,000 insurance claim was made and then the basement had been "redone" they relisted the... Read more »
Nearly every sale should have a "walk through" of the Property immediately before settlement. This is often the day of settlement, or perhaps 24-48 hours beforehand. Any changes to the property between the contract period and closing are ideally noted at the walk-through and addressed prior to...Read more »
The IRS form you mention is for a business to elect to be taxed as a Subchapter S corporation. There are several other ways businesses might be taxed and several situations where a business might file this form. Part II asks information about whether the entity is an existing or new entity. An...Read more »
In December I reported to Landlord that neither my oven nor stove work. Actually it stop working before December its been almost a year now. Repeatedly I informed landlord about repairs. He has left several messages and even made appointments for somebody to be at the home to do repairs. The... Read more »
Maryland law has a procedure called rent escrow for situations where living conditions are uninhabitable / hazardous to life/health. The process is started in District Court by filing appropriate paperwork. If the facts convince a judge, it may be possible to not tender rent to the landlord...Read more »
Very generally speaking an employer has the right to use any criteria it wants for hiring purposes (excepting illegal criteria, like ethnicity for instance). A company ordinarily has no obligation to consider candidates who don't care to follow the company's hiring protocol.
I signed a 6 month lease (december 2018 - June 31 2019) for a room in a 3 level house and left may 15 due to a hostile/strict environment by the landlord my old landlord is currently taking me to court in august for 800 my security deposit was 800 dollar and I don't understand why hes even... Read more »
Very generally speaking in Maryland a tenant is obligated to pay rent for the full lease term, unless there is an agreement or order to the contrary. (the owner/landlord has a duty to try and rent the place out to reduce the damages) If conditions are hazardous to life or health a tenant may...Read more »
This is not so much a legal question as a practical one based on title company procedure. While joint owners are presumably entitled to proceeds in accordance with their respective ownership percentages, title companies may issue a single check payable to all record owners unless the record...Read more »
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 »
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