My Mother Said, Once You Know Better, Do Better – Here’s How I Use Her Advice

On a recent bright and sunny morning, I had two conversations before 10 AM with individuals seeking information about estate planning. That's not unusual. However, the conversations were with family members seeking to learn about what can be done for a loved one who has some memory loss. The conversations went something like this: I … Continue reading My Mother Said, Once You Know Better, Do Better – Here’s How I Use Her Advice

Handwritten Notes Make A Will – Not So For Most of Us

Handwritten Will Valid or Not? From time to time, I get questions about handwritten wills. In particular, is a handwritten will valid? This is a loaded question. The response to the question will be based on Maryland law. Here’s a scenario that was presented to me: Mr. Bob Smith was sitting around one evening relaxing and … Continue reading Handwritten Notes Make A Will – Not So For Most of Us

3 Things a Scoop of Ice Cream Can Tell You About Estate Planning

How in the world does ice cream and estate planning end up in the same post - is probably what you are thinking? Ice cream is not just kids' play. The treat has national recognition on a grand scale. In 1984, President Ronald Reagan proclaimed July as National Ice Cream Month and established National Ice … Continue reading 3 Things a Scoop of Ice Cream Can Tell You About Estate Planning

A Few Quick Thoughts About Being a Business Owner

As a business owner, many things are on my plate, and I thought it would be a good idea to take a look back at how things got started and share some insight for those seeking to become business owners: First, the idea of starting a business is exciting to many. Second, creating a new … Continue reading A Few Quick Thoughts About Being a Business Owner

Reality Check, You Have an Estate Like it or Not

   Here's something to think about. Few people realize that regardless of assets - we all have an estate.  What the digits look like on your bank statement do not matter when it comes to having an estate.  If you have no children or a lot of children, you have an estate.  Being a Millennial … Continue reading Reality Check, You Have an Estate Like it or Not

Happy Mother’s Day From a Grateful Daughter and Auntie

(Photo & video: Models)                                                           Happy Mother’s Day! If you have been fortunate enough to be a mother or care for a young person in a motherly way - … Continue reading Happy Mother’s Day From a Grateful Daughter and Auntie

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

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 

Five Ways You can Debunk the Silver Spoon Myth

Five Ways You can Debunk the Silver Spoon Myth What is the silver spoon myth? In a nutshell, many people have been lead to believe that only those with lots of possessions and property should have an estate plan. Are you picturing ornate silver serving sets, land ownership fit for a king or queen, grandiose … Continue reading Five Ways You can Debunk the Silver Spoon Myth