George E Meng’s Answers

George E Meng

Prince Frederick Litigation Lawyer.

Contributor Level 12
  1. My probation officer is pushing through a summons for a case review. Should I seek legal representation in regard to this issue?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Ian Thomas Valkenet
    2. George E Meng
    3. William Asa Grafton
    3 lawyer answers

    This is really a "no brainer". With 3 violations, you are at serious risk for a violation of probation and incarceration. In my opinion, the answer to your question is a loud YES.

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  2. What happens to a credit card loan through the bank when both are deceased? What happens to the car loan if both are deceased?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

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

    I'm assuming for this answer that your parents lived in Maryland. On the truck, depending upon how it was titled, it will end up either all in your father's estate, all in your mother's estate or 50% in each estate. The estate Personal Representative (PR) holds the title and has control over it. I expect the title shows a lien for the debt so that it can't be sold without payment of the debt. It is the PR of the estate that controls sale. The PR acts just like you or I would in selling our car -...

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  3. What are my rights as a new wife if my husband died before he changed his will?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. George E Meng
    2. Nicholas Bernard Proy
    3. Brian C. Snell
    3 lawyer answers

    I assume this is a Maryland resident. You reference a change to a Will. Thus, I assume he had a Will. As a spouse, you have a right to elect a statutory share instead of what you are left in the Will even if you aren't mentioned in the Will. There is a strict time limit to elect a statutory share. I suggest you contact a lawyer immediately. If he had no Will, Maryland intestate law controls and you get a share of his estate that is different depending upon whether he had children and their...

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  4. If heir propery was left by will to a sister who died first who gets the proceeds

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. George E Meng
    2. Steven J. Fromm
    3. Steven M Zelinger
    3 lawyer answers

    I am assuming this your aunt was a Maryland resident and Maryland property is involved. As Mr. Fromm wrote the first step is to review the Will. There's a good chance it includes a provision that if the sister (who I take it is your mother) does not survive than the estate goes to the sister's heirs. From what you wrote, I assume you are the only heir. All distributions called for by Wills go through probate. I suggest you at least get a copy of the Will and call or see a lawyer for a consultation.

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  5. 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 over 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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  6. 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 almost 3 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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  7. What is the average cost of a attorneys fee for estate planning

    Answered almost 6 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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  8. My father was seriously injured on his motorcycle, what do I do?

    Answered over 5 years ago.

    1. Mark L Rosenberg
    2. George E Meng
    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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  9. If I have been separated for 7 years do i still need to file for divorce ?

    Answered almost 6 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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  10. Car accident pay off for another vehicle will not cover cost of getting new car under MD personal injury law

    Answered almost 6 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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