Close Menu
Prince Frederick Probate & Family Attorney
Call for your consultation today 410-449-1647

Author Archives: George Meng

Why Do Lawyers Charge So Much to Do a Simple Will?

By Meng Law |

Why Do Lawyers Charge So Much to Do a Simple Will? Since this is coming from a lawyer, I think you should know my background and biases. My office is in Prince Frederick. In June, I started my 49th year of law practice. I do some estate planning but most of my work is… Read More »

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn

Maryland Law Says Your Cherished Pet is Worth $10,000 – That’s It!

By Meng Law |

Maryland Law Says Your Cherished Pet is Worth $10,000 – That’s It! Maryland law includes this provision wich does not apply to livestock. “A person who tortiously causes an injury to or death of a pet while acting individually or through an animal under the person’s ownership, direction, or control is liable to the… Read More »

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn

The Holy Spirit in the Jury Room

By Meng Law |

USA v. Corrine Brown Corrine Brown, a Florida Democrat who served more than two years in prison after being found guilty of running a sham charity, was granted a new trial by a federal appeals court. https://media.ca11.uscourts.gov/opinions/pub/files/201715470.enb.pdf?fbclid=IwAR1PktVCOx-99dU5mOJWVZmEdf73zk6UnbumflAu8uknUBN_fwmTEQpMia0 On May 6, 2021, an en banc panel of 11 judges of the 11th Circuit 7 to… Read More »

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn

The Art of the Trial Lawyer and The Lure for the Untrained

By Meng Law |

I was an electronic engineer working for Westinghouse and an expert on the weapons control system known as AWG-10 that was in the nose of the F4-J Phantom aircraft. That before I decided to go to law school. In my engineering world, virtually everything was yes or no, 0 or 1, on or off…. Read More »

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn

Safekeeping of Wills – No Review by Register of Wills

By Meng Law |

Whenever I prepare a Will for a client, I go over with them the options for where the original Will should be kept. Most of the time I recommend that it be delivered to the Register of Wills for safekeeping in their fire protected vault. Recently, I spoke with a client who had prepared… Read More »

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn

Who Owns the Burial Plots

By Meng Law |

One of the questions that comes up frequently when someone dies is who owns the remaining burial plots. A typical question is: Grandpa gave the deeds to our family burial plots to my Aunt. After my Aunt passed away, my older sister had the deeds in her possession. When my Uncle passed away, they… Read More »

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn

Disclaimers – Be Very Careful

By Meng Law |

Disclaimers are a source of many mistakes in the estate and trust field. Most people think that if you want to decline taking a bequest from the Will of a deceased person, all you need do is to sign a disclaimer. However, in a number of situations that would not only not meet your… Read More »

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn

Maryland Adopts Daubert – It’s Taken Many Years

By Meng Law |

The Maryland Court of Appeals (Maryland’s highest court) on August 28, 2020, delivered a major decision that was many years in the making.  The opening pages of the opinion are clear and succinct and are below: Nearly a century ago, the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia announced a new… Read More »

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn