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New Elective Share Law

Under long-standing Maryland law, the one person you cannot disinherit is your spouse.  Irrespective of what you say in your will, your spouse has the absolute right to “elect” against the will and take his or her statutory share of the estate.  This share has been statutorily defined as one-third share of the “net estate”

New Condominium and Homeowners Association Laws

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic and a shortened session, the Maryland Legislature was still able to pass and amend various laws affecting condominium and homeowners association law. This post is a review of the newly enacted legislation which went into effect on October 1, 2020. Increase in Unit Owner’s Insurance Deductible Obligation Section 11-114

New Child Support Calculations for Shared Custody

Effective October 1, 2020, child support calculations for shared custody will change, reducing the amount of support paid in some circumstances. Presently, child support is calculated based on either sole or shared physical custody. The shared physical custody guidelines are used whenever a parent has overnights with their children more than 35% of the time,

Reasonable Modifications and Reasonable Accommodations and the Importance To Community Associations

There is a common misconception that community associations, which include homeowners associations and condominium associations are not required to “make accommodations” for disabled individuals. While it is true that the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”) may not be applicable to community associations unless, for example, the facilities of the applicable association are open to the

HUD Substantially Extends Possible Harassment Liability for Condominium and Homeowners Associations

All associations should be aware of a regulation promulgated by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), which directly impacts community association with no exemptions. The regulation went into effect on October 14, 2016 and pertains to liability for discriminatory housing practices, found at 24 C.F.R. §100.7, which is now part of the Fair

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