Understanding Easement Disputes in Maryland

October 4, 2022

Easements are one of the biggest sources of conflict in Maryland property law. Many people do not understand how easements operate and the powerful rights they include. To appreciate easement disputes, it is helpful to…

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Death and Taxes

September 30, 2022

As a preliminary matter, for those that regularly practice in the Orphans’ Court for Prince George’s County, please note two relevant updates. First, please see the message below from the Orphans’ Court: The Orphans’ Court…

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Types of Power of Attorney in Maryland

August 18, 2022

Power of attorney documents are commonly used in Maryland, but they are also commonly misunderstood. Knowing the different types and how they operate can give you a better grasp of the ways these valuable tools…

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Property Disputes

July 5, 2022

Robert Frost famously said “Good fences make good neighbors.” But that’s only true if the location of the fence is correct. Disputes over property boundaries and access to property are far more common in Maryland…

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Protect Your Loved Ones from Elder Abuse

July 1, 2022

Reported cases of elder abuse are on the rise, and many more instances go unreported or even unrecognized. Know what to look for and how to keep your loved ones safe as they age. Elder…

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You Can Gain or Lose Property Through the Ancient Doctrine of Adverse Possession

June 20, 2022

Did you know that if someone has been using your property for long enough without your permission, Maryland courts might actually give them legal ownership of your land? The ancient English common law doctrine of…

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Solutions for Boundary Disputes

June 3, 2022

Now that the summer months are right around the corner, the time for fence-building and other exterior projects, let’s talk about boundary disputes. Contention over property lines results when landowners disagree on who owns a…

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What Is a Holographic Will and Is It Valid?

June 2, 2022

A properly drafted and witnessed will is an essential part of estate planning in Maryland. Inheritance disputes, misunderstandings, and conflicts between family members may arise if the testator fails to follow the required procedures for…

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What Happens to Student Loan Debt When You Die?

May 23, 2022

With student loan debt approaching $2 trillion, and the Biden administration considering various proposals regarding loan forgiveness, student loans have become a divisive national political issue. Tuition costs continue to rise, which has resulted in…

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Zoning Violation Disputes

May 11, 2022

No rights are absolute in our society. Your right to free speech doesn’t give you the right to yell “Fire!” in a crowded movie theater. And when you own property, your right to use that…

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