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

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

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? 

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?

Why The Most Important Thing About my Mother’s Legacy is How to Make Lemonade

  No, I do not mean that literally – "How to Make Lemonade.” If you have your mouth watering over the idea of a tall glass of freshly squeezed lemonade, then you will have to find a recipe elsewhere. This article will highlight how my mother made lemonade out of difficult circumstances, and celebrate her … Continue reading Why The Most Important Thing About my Mother’s Legacy is How to Make Lemonade

Seven Pitfalls Entrepreneurs Should Avoid When Starting a Business

Let’s face it – you are brave, excited and eager to get started on your journey as a business owner. You have heard what the naysayers proclaim will happen when you take the plunge to open your new boutique, salon or create your ingenious product. Aside from all of the discouragement, fear and cautionary tales … Continue reading Seven Pitfalls Entrepreneurs Should Avoid When Starting a Business

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

What Ideas Should an Estate Planning Attorney Blog About?

Is there a topic that you want to learn more about? During a recent discussion about "Blogging for Lawyers,” I had an aha moment. Here it is: Ask followers, connections, network members and others what topics are of interest to them. Seeking input from readers is not a new idea, but it has never been done on this … Continue reading What Ideas Should an Estate Planning Attorney Blog About?

The Five Ws of Planned Giving for Your Nonprofit

Are you curious about Planned Giving and how your nonprofit can get started with a program? If so, I have prepared a presentation for an upcoming event and I would like to share it with you. Click the link below to get your free download (pdf): The Five Ws of Planned Giving: Who is involved … Continue reading The Five Ws of Planned Giving for Your Nonprofit