Mark Oakley's answer You request a trial by filling in and mailing the request form portion of the ticket located on the lower right side of the sheet. Check the “trial” box, not the “waiver hearing.” If the officer does not show, you’ll be found not guilty. If they show, you plead not guilty and tell your version of what happened. If you’re found guilty you request a “probation before judgment” (PBJ) which has the effect of striking the conviction and keeping your driving record clean (no points)....
Cedulie Renee Laumann's answer 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.
A reverse mortgage is a lien against the property, but that in and of itself doesn't indicate what is in the estate (sometimes there will be equity going to the heirs/estate, sometimes not).
Mark Oakley's answer If neither of you are living there, or if both of you are living there, then it would seem fair that each of you bear one-half the costs (mortgage, taxes, insurance, utilities, ordinary and reasonable maintenance and repairs). If only one of you is living there, then you must account for that, with the one living there paying more.
Mark Oakley's answer The section is marked off with dotted lines and encloses the fill-in-the box areas where you elect trial, etc. should be lower right portion of the paper citation you received. It also should be fairly obvious.
Richard Sternberg's answer I don't exactly understand your question, but the bottom line is that the house should be sold and the profits divided if you cannot work it out, and you can force that result with a Petition for Sale in Lieu of Partition. The fair apportionment is the same that a court would use. You pay off all the debts of the house, reimburse any debts paid by one owner for which the other should have contributed, and split the proceeds. Sometimes, a court will attribute a value to the rental use of the...
Timur Akpinar's answer It's difficult to guess what's taking place here, but when government employees, public utility employees, or other people who have a valid reason for entering your property appear, they generally identify themselves and present ID. In many instances, their visits are announced ahead of time through some form of notice. The next time someone appears on your property, check to see that they are actually there for a legitimate and official reason, such as surveys, an environmental issue, meter...
Mark Oakley's answer Maximum penalty is $500 fine, and if you end up with the conviction (not granted a PBJ disposition) then you would have 3 points assessed against your MD driving license/privilege. Better to get a lawyer, and possibly get most charges dismissed if you can resolve the out-of-state suspension.
When the unrepresented shows interest in a residential property, the selling agent will usually try to convince the buyer to use a buyer's agent in the selling agent's own office.
The other common fallacy is that you must use only the standardized Maryland Board of Realtors form contract, with little or no changes. This is wrong. There are several provisions in the standard contract that only benefit the brokers and agents, and...
Mark Oakley's answer It’s a jailable offense, although that’s probably not likely; however, it carries points and will just pile on reasons to keep you from getting a license. You need to address the back child support, get on some kind of payment plan, which will allow you to reinstate your license. If you can do that before your trial date, a lawyer can likely get the driving without a license dropped. So, hire a lawyer to deal with both issues.
Richard Sternberg's answer You need a title abstract and a bit of research. First, you need to know that the house actually purports to be held in a life estate with an unlimited general power of sale. Then, if that is how it is held, I'd want to review whether the Doctrine of Merger combines those two titles into a fee simple. A life estate with a lifetime general power of sale sounds like it would make sense in a second marriage, poor-man's testamentary setting, but I've never heard of using that technique, and it...
Mark Oakley's answer If you can afford to retain a private lawyer, and make at least a substantial down payment on their fee, then the lawyer can request the postponement to allow more time to prepare the case. That will give you the time needed to pay the balance of the fee. You will need to call around to find a lawyer you are comfortable with and can afford.
Terrence M. Nolan's answer The beginning of the measuring period is the date you knew, or should have known, of the wrong. It is generally 36 months for contracts and civil lawsuits. There are exceptions: in some cases measuring years are shorter (one year for assault and battery) and longer (12 years) for contracts under seal; until age 34 for sexual abuse; and other exceptions as well. The issue is fact-specific. Terry Nolan 410-242-9177
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