Leave it to the Professionals: Understanding the Risks Inherent in a DIY Estate Plan

Thanks to the Internet, DIY estate planning has never been easier, or cheaper. Information is abundant online, forms practically fill themselves out, and you save money on advisor’s fees. It sounds great, but there could be a cloud lurking behind that silver lining. While it is technically possible to “do it yourself,” there are real risks involved when you arrange the distribution of your hard-earned wealth Read More

A Brief Introduction To Maryland Eminent Domain

Government entities have the ability to take private property for a public purpose (such as a highway, school or transit project) provided they offer fair compensation to the owner. It’s a controversial process, but not sudden or abrupt as some people assume. There is no swooping in on some hapless property owner—Maryland law requires certain steps to be followed before the government can assume control of land Read More