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George E Meng

Prince Frederick Litigation Lawyer.

Contributor Level 12
  1. Who will inherit the home of deceased father who has been married for 9yrs but have kids thats not between he and his wife?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Thomas C Valkenet
    2. George E Meng
    3. Peggy Margaret Raddatz
    3 lawyer answers

    Your question has inconsistent facts so can't be answered as as. But, I will make an assumption that you are saying that as far as you knew the house was in his name when he died. After he died it was discovered that the house had been transferred by him (or at least the deed says that) while he was alive. I also assume he died a Maryland resident. When a person dies in Maryland without a Will survived by a spouse and children, his estate after probate is divided between the spouse and children....

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  2. Our mom passed as a result malpractice. There are six siblings, no will. Who has the rights to sue, if we are in disagreement?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Nathaniel Bryon Smith
    2. Joseph Jonathan Brophy
    3. Christian K. Lassen II
    4. George E Meng
    4 lawyer answers

    I am assuming because you live in Maryland that your mother was also a Maryland resident. If my assumption is wrong and your mother lived in another State, none of what I write below may apply. In Maryland when there is a death caused by the wrongdoing of someone, 2 different claims arise: (1) there is what is called a "survival action" that must be brought by the Personal Representative (Executor) of the probate estate of the person who died and (2) there is a wrongful death claim brought...

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  3. What is the average cost of a attorneys fee for estate planning

    Answered over 5 years ago.

    1. George E Meng
    2. William Martin Burbank
    3. Jeffrey David Katz
    3 lawyer answers

    Your question really can't be answered because some estate planning is simple and some quite complicated. A simple Will and associated documents, might take 304 for hours of a lawyers time. When it's more complicated, involving one or more trusts with lots of assets and estate tax planning, the hours can increase dramatically. Also, some people require little explanation while other require a lot. People who require more explanation use more of a lawyer's time The first thing you need is an...

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  4. My father was seriously injured on his motorcycle,what do i do?

    Answered almost 5 years ago.

    1. George E Meng
    2. Mark L Rosenberg
    3. Robert Smead Hogan
    4. Michael J. Helfand
    5. Lars A. Lundeen
    5 lawyer answers

    Certainly talk with a lawyer. Most of us do not charge for consultations. If your father is legally competent and needs help with financial matters, he should sign a power of attorney naming someone to help or handle his affairs. If he is not legally competent and he has no power of attorney, a guardianship will be needed so that the court can appoint someone to handle his affairs.

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  5. If I have been separated for 7 years do i still need to file for divorce ?

    Answered over 5 years ago.

    1. George E Meng
    2. Thuong-Tri Nguyen
    2 lawyer answers

    In Maryland there is no such automatic divorce. But, you do have grounds to get a divorce. If there are no children and no property issues involved, you may be able to do it on your own. Otherwise, you should at least consult with a lawyer.

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  6. Car accident pay off for another vehicle will not cover cost of getting new car under MD personal injury law

    Answered over 5 years ago.

    1. George E Meng
    2. Robert A. Kraft
    3. Alan James Brinkmeier
    3 lawyer answers

    Maryland law is that if you destroy another person's property, you are subject to a claim for the Fair Market Value of the destroyed property. The law applies ton everyone - not just insurance companies.

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  7. Granddaughter stole check and forged my name and cashed check, who do i contact to file charges in MD

    Answered over 5 years ago.

    1. George E Meng
    2. John M. Kaman
    2 lawyer answers

    You can go to a District Court Commissioner and file an applcation for a statement of charges.

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  8. Is a standard POA enough to manage my son's finances for him while he is in Iraq?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Bernard M Raiche
    2. Mark William Oakley
    3. George E Meng
    4. Edward Samuel Clay
    5. Joseph Franklin Pippen Jr.
    5 lawyer answers

    Make sure that the POA is in the Maryland statutory form and that it is signed as the statute requires. The siging requirment is more strict than that for a Will.

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  9. Checks written to a friend for future service that was not fulfilled

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. George E Meng
    1 lawyer answer

    I assume this is a Maryland situation. This is why we have small claims court. You can file a small claim against her for return of the money and costs related to the lawsuit. Whether or not you prevail on the claim is up to the judge who hears the case.

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  10. I'm interested in knowing my rights to challenge my dad's Will.

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. George E Meng
    2. Mark William Oakley
    2 lawyer answers

    My advice - find a lawyer and get a consultation. Don't think twice about it. There are strict time limits involved and technical issues that might be difficult. While there is an answer to the question you asked, there is a good chance you should be asking other questions. Based upon what you've written it seems to me that the question of why you are not mentioned in the Will must be explored. In Maryland, there is no requirement that a person leave anything to a child. Your father, in a valid...

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