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Maryland Emergency Notary Order

Maryland Emergency Notary Order and Ensuing Confusion

On March 30 Governor Larry Hogan signed an emergency notary Order allowing documents in Maryland to be signed remotely. This was an emergency order meant the help keep notaries and those people signing documents critical enough to require a notary. It’s unfortunately useless as issued.

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Health Care Documents

C19 UPDATE: Do Your Health Care Documents Now

In these uncertain times, it’s more important than ever to have your legal, financial and medical ducks in a row. Sadly, when serious illness strikes it is usually quite rapid and often unexpected. In these times, however, we do have forewarning that we are all at risk of contracting COVID-19, the coronavirus.

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life after the coronavirus

Life After the Coronavirus

It turns out there is life after the coronavirus. This past week in Laurel Maryland was really different. Governor Hogan issue an order halting non-essential businesses from operating. As a law firm, we are able to work, though mostly working remotely. Many routines have changed.

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coronavirus

What If I Get the Coronavirus?

As Franklin Roosevelt pointed out so well in his First Inaugural Address, “[T]he only thing we have to fear is fear itself—nameless, unreasoning, unjustified terror which paralyzes needed efforts to convert retreat into advance.”

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At What Age Do I Need a Will?

It’s never too early to start estate planning. If you already have a family, getting your personal affairs in order is a must. The sooner you start planning, the more prepared you will be for life’s unexpected twists and turns.

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