Attorney Cedulie Laumann is the managing attorney of small law firm in Anne Arundel County, Maryland. The firm accepts clients in real estate, small business, guardianship and civil litigation matters.
She enjoys helping clients reach positive solutions to their legal needs. Whether a client needs a simple deed transfer or representation in a "high stakes" lawsuit, quality representation should keep the client's unique needs in mind. Her firm employs innovative "flat fee" billing arrangements and fee options outside the traditional hourly based approach.
"Legal Answers & Representation Relevant to YOUR needs!"
- Business Law
- Employment Law
- Estate Planning
- Real Estate Law
- General Civil
10 minute no-cost phone consult. Call 410-216-7000 $180 consult fee for most matters (w/out document review) up to 1.5 hrs $200 consult fee w/ document review up to 1.5 hours 50%-100% of the consult fee credited to client's account if the firm is retained for full service within 30 days of consult.
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Attorneys fees may be handled on a contingency basis (client does not pay unless there is recovery) in certain cases, including injury, certain types of real estate matters and judgment collections.
Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
10 min no cost initial consult by phone. Flat fee consultations for up to 1.5 hour attorney meeting. Option of flat fee billing many types of cases, including Estate Planning (Trusts, Wills, etc.), Business Formation (LLCs, etc.) and Real Estate (tax sale foreclosure litigation, deeds, contracts, etc.) Representative 2017 flat fees: $240 for most deeds, $250 for PR/estate/corporate deeds $80 for powers of attorney $750 for single member LLC formation package, $505 for estate planning package (individual), $1,250 for revocable trust package. While all the firm's clients are given clear understanding of fees up-front, this list is not a promise to represent, some situations may require additional work and no attorney/client relationship is formed unless we meet and both agree.
- English: Spoken, Written
- managing attorney
- Arden Law Firm, LLC
- Adjunct Faculty
- St. Joseph's University
- University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law
- Honors: Order of the Coif Top 10% of Graduating Class
- Maryland State Bar
- - Current
- Q. How can you do a deed in lieu of Foreclosure if your home was included in a ch.7 bankruptcy?
- A: A deed in lieu of foreclosure basically short-steps the foreclosure process where the homeowner deeds over the property to the lender and moves out, eliminating the need to go through the foreclosure process. This can only be done if the lender agrees. If you want to explore this option you would contact the lender. You may also ask your lender what they report to the credit bureaus. Presumably the bankruptcy and associated discharge of the mortgage would already be on your credit report. While not legal advice, I hope this helps answer your question.
- Q. My mother in law passed away, can the executor of the estate transfer the deed of her house to my husband before closing
- A: The Personal Representative will usually need to wait until the time period for creditor claims passes before distributing the estate. This does not necessarily mean waiting until the estate closes - in some situations a PR will file an interim account and make a distribution before the estate closes. The law sets a priority for distributing. Things like taxes, funeral expenses and valid claims all need to get paid before assets go to heirs. Either distributing outright or allowing someone to purchase below market value could, in some cases, work a fraud on creditors and would allow these priority holders to come after the heir for assets improperly distributed. Because an estate deed to an heir has no transfer and recordation tax but a "for consideration" deed does (even if going to an heir), it would make little sense to offer any money for property that will be inherited. That said, once the time for asserting creditor claims has passed and assuming the estate is solvent (meaning it has enough assets to pay claims and make distribution), the PR can do any deed of distribution. The above offers a summary of general legal information and doesn't take the place of getting independent legal advice. Even if a PR elects to handle an estate without full legal representation they may wish to contact an attorney to help prepare and file any deed of distribution.
- Q. As personal representative of closed estate should l sell house even if 3 heirs want to keep house in family?
- A: In estate administration with real estate, one of two things should happen: either real estate gets sold and cash proceeds disbursed to heirs after paying expenses OR all the expenses get paid and any real estate gets deeded to the heirs. Sometimes one or more of the heirs will "buy out" the others to keep the property. Regardless, a final accounting must be filed with the court (or final report under modified administration) to show how the assets (either cash or the property) will be disbursed. It is not uncommon for a buy-out situation to happen, and sometimes the heirs who want to keep the property get a mortgage to allow them to buy out the other interests. While an estate remains open the Personal Representative usually gets to make the call as to what assets need to be sold. If the PR already told the court the property was going to be deeded to the heirs, the court approved the account and the estate closed, the PR will likely want to deed the property to the heirs and then let the heirs decide what they want to do once they co-own. Alternatively the PR would need to petition to re-open the estate and revise the accounting. You're encouraged to reach out to an estate lawyer for help with either deeding the property or re-opening the estate. While not legal advice or a promise to take on a particular estate, I hope this general information helps.