Estate Planning

Why Love Letters to Heirs go Great With Chocolate and Roses

     Valentine’s Day is special to many folks. It is a time to show our affection for loved ones and let them know how special they are.  As a child, you may remember getting a box of chocolates from your parents letting you know that your were special and loved in their eyes. Of… Continue reading Why Love Letters to Heirs go Great With Chocolate and Roses

Attorneys · Elder Law · Estate Planning

Maryland Governor Appoints Attorney Aquanetta J. Betts to the Virginia I. Jones Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders Council

Owings Mills, MD, 01/30/2017: The Law Office of Aquanetta J. Betts, LLC, is pleased to announce that Aquanetta J. Betts, Esq., has been appointed by Governor Larry Hogan to the Virginia I. Jones Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders Council for a three year term that began October 2016. “ Virginia I. Jones Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders… Continue reading Maryland Governor Appoints Attorney Aquanetta J. Betts to the Virginia I. Jones Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders Council

Charities · fundraising · Nonprofits · Tax Exempt Organizations

Three Lessons Retailers can Teach Nonprofits About End of Year Fundraising

Let’s get something straight from the beginning. Running a nonprofit is no small feat. Due to the business structure of nonprofits, their leaders have many tricky nuisances to navigate. Keeping the nonprofit in compliance with government rules and regulations is not for the faint of heart. The list of things to do while operating a… Continue reading Three Lessons Retailers can Teach Nonprofits About End of Year Fundraising

Attorneys · Business · Entrepreneur · Medical Cannabis · Medical Marijuana · Small Business

Three Reasons Why The Business of Medical Cannabis is Green in Maryland 

     The new medical cannabis industry is moving along in Maryland. The Natalie M. LaPrade Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission has awarded pre-approvals for dispensaries, processors and growers. However, the selection of the processors and growers has been fraught with controversy, and several lawsuits have been filed in response to the way the selections were… Continue reading Three Reasons Why The Business of Medical Cannabis is Green in Maryland 

Estate Planning

Why DIY Estate Planning Should Come With These 3 Alerts

   Thinking of a DIY Kit for your Will? Did you buy a Deed from the office supply store, or maybe you got these documents online? On a regular basis, I hear horror stories about documents improperly filled out by individuals: trying to save a few bucks, avoid a lawyer’s office or they think their situation… Continue reading Why DIY Estate Planning Should Come With These 3 Alerts

Estate Planning

I Have Been Appointed Personal Representative of My Mother’s Estate, Can I Sell the House? 

   Ask a Question Series – Part 1 of 7:  Can I sell the house, now that I have been appointed Personal  Representative?   Answer: Yes.  Once you have been appointed personal representative of an estate in Maryland you have the authority to sale the real estate in your mother’s estate.  The sell of the… Continue reading I Have Been Appointed Personal Representative of My Mother’s Estate, Can I Sell the House? 

Estate Planning

Have you Changed the Default Settings on Your Smartphone, What About Your Estate Plan?

  If you are like many cell phone users today, your phone is seemingly glued to your hand.  In fact, as I write this article, I’m doing so from my phone.  Yes, smartphones are wonderful in many ways. They allow us to keep in touch with family, work and our other interests.  What have you… Continue reading Have you Changed the Default Settings on Your Smartphone, What About Your Estate Plan?