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
- Free Consultation
10 minute no-cost phone consult. Call 410-216-7000 $180 consult fee for most matter for up to 1.5 hours of managing attorney time, 50% (or more) of the consult fee credited to the account if the firm is retained within 30 days of consult.
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- Contingent Fees
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 2016 flat fees: $225 for 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. Note that this list is not a promise to represent, that 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. My mother died with a will, which is filed at the Register of Wills in Baltimore City. I am her personal representative
- A: The answer to this question depends on how the deed is written. If the deed says "joint tenants with rights of survivorship" then this usually means the surviving owner has full title and the property is not a part of any probate estate. If the deed says "tenants in common" (or doesn't say either) then this usually means that the deceased owner's share passes through their estate. You are encouraged to seek personal legal counsel with an attorney of your choosing. The specific facts of a particular situation may affect how this general information applies to you.
- Q. Are assets that were non existent when a will was written included as part of the will?
- A: The Will governs someone's probate estate which usually means all the assets that someone dies owning titled in their name go to whomever the Will says. Unless there was a separation agreement or new will, a Will does not automatically go away because of a separation. Instead, a planner needs to either make a new Will (if they don't want it to govern) or title assets so that they pass outside of the Will. The law generally does not allow one to fully disinherit a spouse. As with any contested situation, you are encouraged to seek personal legal counsel with an attorney of your choosing. The specific facts of a particular situation may affect how this general information applies to you.
- Q. What is the procedure for naming a guardian for my children? Does that go in a will?
- A: Yes, generally planners identify preferred guardians in the Will.
- Q. Can a landlord collect rent on a property that is being foreclosed on???
- A: Yes, generally the owner of the property can continue to use the property or rent it out until it is sold at foreclosure. The law gives certain rights to a tenant under a bona fide lease - if the bank buys back the property a tenant may have the right to continuing living there and paying rent to the bank under the lease terms. You may wish to contact the Maryland Hope Hotline which gives free advice on foreclosure related questions and may be able to connect you with a housing counselor in this state free of charge.
- Q. I have a few questions, basically resolving on one certain incident. But basically is 40 years to long to re open a case
- A: Double jeopardy prevents re-prosecuting a criminal case against someone, even if the full story was not told at the original trial. There are other legal doctrines that generally prevent the litigation of very old cases (although statute of limitations may not apply to certain acts like murder).
- Q. Can a 19 year old flirt with a 12 year old over the internet?
- A: Very bad idea for a number of reasons. Any contact of a sexual nature with a minor, particularly one under 16, certainly could lead to criminal charges. Even if the "flirtation" doesn't rise to the level of criminal behavior, an adult flirting with a minor more than 4 years younger should be outright avoided.
- Q. Can I use the name Jelly Belly Barbecue for a barbecue business?
- A: This online forum exists for general questions, not so much for attorneys to research a particular question. That being said, to see if a particular name is available one can contact the State Department of Assessments and Taxation. Even if a name is available per the Maryland SDAT, a business owner needs to make sure that names and logos it uses do not violate any existing copyright, trademark or tradename and that they are not "misleadingly similar" to an existing name / logo.
- Q. Can i back out of a sales contract on a house if its only been 2 days and i have not deposited earnest money?
- A: Maryland law offers no "right to rescind" in the average real estate transaction. In some other types of situations (refinances, certain door-to-door sales and the like) there may be a 3 day cooling off period but generally once one signs a contract, they are bound by its terms and can only "get out" as and if the contract so allows.
- Q. If a verbal offer is discussed and agreed to, and seller jacks price before contract, is this legal?
- A: Under Maryland law, contracts involving the sale of land must be in writing to be valid. So while one hopes people honor both their oral and written word, generally, yes, either party can change their mind for real estate sales until it is put in writing and signed. As with any contested situation, you are encouraged to seek personal legal counsel with an attorney of your choosing. The specific facts of a particular situation may affect how this general information applies to you.