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.
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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.
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- 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. In Maryland, want to sue old management company. Never received receipt for deposit, over 45 and still no deposit back
- A: Often the security deposit receipt is included in the lease language itself (instead of being a separate piece of paper). The law requires that the Landlord return the security deposit, or send a letter explaining what damages were deducted from the security deposit, within 45 days. It isn't clear from the scenario whether the landlord mailed this and suggested the mail would take 7-10 days or whether nothing was sent until after the requisite period. While it is imprudent for a Landlord to wait until the last minute, the court may not impose any sanctions if the deposit is mailed on the 45th day, even if it isn't received. Whether or not to initiate a lawsuit in a particular case is more of a question to discuss in consultation with an attorney weighing the pros and cons and in light of the specific facts. I hope this online post offers some helpful information but it is not intended to take the place of getting specific legal advice.
- Q. How long can the listing Real Estate Agent hold your Earnest money deposit? Mediation request refused by her boss.
- A: The answer to the question should be found in the contract that you signed. A "typical" Maryland board of realtors contract often specifies that both parties need to sign off on a release before the broker can release the earnest money deposit. Unfortunately if the contract requires both signatures to release and one party refuses to sign the contract may provide that the next step is mediation. While I hope this answer helps it is not intended to offer legal advice tailored to your specific situation.
- Q. Can I be told I cannot go to Church if I have not caused any problems at the Church or committed any crime?
- A: The law does not interject itself into matters of church discipline. Your question brings up the doctrine of separation of church and state. The phrase "separation of church and state" is sometimes tossed around to suggest that people should not exercise faith in public places. However, the true meaning of "separation of church and state" indicates that the state has no business being involved with matters of church order or discipline -- under the Constitution, the government will not mandate or control religion. The First Amendment to the Constitution guarantees the right to practice one's religion (publicly and privately) although it leaves the relationship between parishioners and parish entirely up to those parties. In other words, if a particular congregation / church / denomination restricts someone from attending or being a member of a particular congregation, the law allows the church to do so and ordinarily won't inquire into the reasons or otherwise referee such dealings. Without reading the text of the described letter, the extent of the restriction against going onto property isn't clear. It may be prudent to contact the author of the letter and directly ask whether it prevents joining or attending service at a congregation.
- Q. If monetary units are not defined, then is money owed? For instance, 3000/month is not the same as $3000/month.
- A: The law may insert common sense at points. For instance, a payment amount in the US is likely presumed to be U.S. Dollars, even if not express. Some terms may be too vague to be definitely and in some cases may be simply an "agreement to agree." If you have specific questions about contract interpretation for a particular contract you may wish to consult with an attorney.
- Q. My sister is controlling money received from my deceased mother's estate and I do not have access to the information.
- A: It isn't clear whether the post means the parent named beneficiaries in a will, in a trust or simply put the children on title to assets. The first thing to do would be to find out whether the assets are being administered through a trust, through probate or whether they just automatically passed by title. Probate / Estate - everything going through probate must go through the courts. The law requires that the Personal Representative inform the interested persons of the property they are managing, the expenses and so forth. Trust -- everything in the name of a trust will be handled by the Trustee. Ordinarily there is no court involvement with a trust but the beneficiary should have the ability to ask for a copy of the Trust document and to get an accounting showing what is happening with Trust assets. Inherited by Title -- ordinarily property inherited by title passes automatically and once the decedent dies, the new owners can do what they wish with the property without accounting to anyone else. I encourage you to seek legal advice from someone who can look at the documentation and answer some of your questions. While I hope the general information in this answer helps it is not designed to address a specific situation.
- Q. I live in Maryland. My mother has just been diagnosed with terminal lung cancer. I know that she has a will. My older
- A: While someone is living their will is a private document and there is no legal right for any heirs or other relatives to demand a copy. If someone chooses to give a copy to a relative, they may do so, but ordinarily relatives have no right to see the contents until after someone has died.
- Q. Deceased died intestate, who out ranks mother of an adult heir, who is incarcerated, from letters of authority?
- A: The question isn't entirely clear. If it is asking about Letters of Administration, these are given to the person appointed by the court as Personal Representative. The law gives an order of priority, but generally the closest relatives (e.g., spouse, parents, children) have priority over more distant relatives. However, persons convicted of a felony may be excluded from serving as Personal Representative. For more detailed information the poster may wish to contact an attorney and discuss the specifics of the estate. While I hope the general legal information in this post helps, it does not substitute for getting legal advice particular to your situation.
- Q. My husband died with n will and listed all 4 adult children on the deed and I am not listed what are my rights?
- A: This is very similar to another recent question asking the same scenario with a wife dying with children on the deed. There are multiple ways children could be "listed" on a deed and without looking at the deed an attorney cannot say how the title would pass. For instance, the children could be joint owners with right of survivorship, tenants in common or remaindermen. It will depend on whether the deed gave survivorship rights or not. If someone dies without a will, the law has something called "intestate succession" -- if someone is married and has children, intestate succession generally means that the probate property will be split between the spouse and the children. Please understand that this general legal information does not take the place of meeting with an attorney to get specific advice on your particular situation. You are encouraged to seek legal counsel to review the deed, discuss your situation and answer your questions.
- Q. If my wife died in the children are listed on the deed and I am not who gets the property be in the state of MD.,, no wi
- A: The post asks several related questions. First, there are multiple ways children could be "listed on the deed," and without looking at the deed an attorney cannot say how the title would pass. It may revert to the other owners by survivorship or perhaps a portion would belong in the deceased owner's estate. It will depend on whether the deed gave survivorship rights or not. Second, when someone dies owning property titled in their own name it becomes a part of their probate estate. A will only controls what is in somoene's probate estate. It does not control property that passes by title. If someone dies without a will, the law has something called "intestate succession" -- if someone is married and has children, intestate succession generally means that the probate property will be split between the spouse and the children. Please understand that this general legal information does not take the place of meeting with an attorney to get specific advice on your particular situation.