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Cedulie Renee Laumann

Cedulie Renee Laumann

Arden Law Firm, LLC
  • Business Law, Employment Law, Estate Planning ...
  • Maryland
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Biography

Attorney Cedulie Laumann is the managing attorney of small law firm in Anne Arundel County, Maryland. The firm accepts clients in real estate, small business, guardianship and civil litigation matters.

She enjoys helping clients reach positive solutions to their legal needs. Whether a client needs a simple deed transfer or representation in a "high stakes" lawsuit, quality representation should keep the client's unique needs in mind. Her firm employs innovative "flat fee" billing arrangements and fee options outside the traditional hourly based approach.

"Legal Answers & Representation Relevant to YOUR needs!"

Practice Areas
    Business Law
    Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
    Employment Law
    Employee Benefits, Employment Contracts, Employment Discrimination, ERISA, Overtime & Unpaid Wages, Sexual Harassment, Whistleblower, Wrongful Termination
    Estate Planning
    Guardianship & Conservatorship Estate Administration, Health Care Directives, Trusts, Wills
    Real Estate Law
    Commercial Real Estate, Condominiums, Easements, Eminent Domain, Homeowners Association, Land Use & Zoning, Mortgages, Neighbor Disputes, Residential Real Estate, Water Law
    Probate
    Probate Administration, Probate Litigation, Will Contests
Additional Practice Area
  • General Civil
Fees
  • Free Consultation
    10 minute no-cost phone consult. Call 410-216-7000 $180 consult fee for most matters (w/out document review) up to 1.5 hrs $200 consult fee w/ document review up to 1.5 hours 50%-100% of the consult fee credited to client's account if the firm is retained for full service within 30 days of consult.
  • Credit Cards Accepted
    Mastercard, Visa, Discover, American Express
  • Contingent Fees
    Attorneys fees may be handled on a contingency basis (client does not pay unless there is recovery) in certain cases, including injury, certain types of real estate matters and judgment collections.
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    10 min no cost initial consult by phone. Flat fee consultations for up to 1.5 hour attorney meeting. Option of flat fee billing many types of cases, including Estate Planning (Trusts, Wills, etc.), Business Formation (LLCs, etc.) and Real Estate (tax sale foreclosure litigation, deeds, contracts, etc.) Representative 2017 flat fees: $240 for most deeds, $250 for PR/estate/corporate deeds $80 for powers of attorney $750 for single member LLC formation package, $505 for estate planning package (individual), $1,250 for revocable trust package. While all the firm's clients are given clear understanding of fees up-front, this list is not a promise to represent, some situations may require additional work and no attorney/client relationship is formed unless we meet and both agree.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Maryland
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
managing attorney
Arden Law Firm, LLC
Current
Adjunct Faculty
St. Joseph's University
Current
Education
University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law
Honors: Order of the Coif Top 10% of Graduating Class
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Professional Associations
Maryland State Bar
Member
- Current
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Websites & Blogs
Website
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Legal Answers
563 Questions Answered
Q. Questions about selling an inherited house
A: "For both options, when exactly in the probate process am I allowed to sell the house?" A Personal Representative may SELL property at any time after being appointed so long as it is sold for fair market value. As far as DISBURSING the proceeds or transferring to an heir, this can happen 6 months after the estate opens / notice is published AND after the court is notified by means of either an Account (regular administration) or Final Report (modified administration). "with regard to the capital basis of the house at the time of death, how do I determine the exact value?" As another attorney noted, the options are either using the tax assessed value or an appraisal. One additional piece of information, though, is that the IRS will usually accept the sales price (assuming the property was fairly marketed and sold to an unrelated party) as the presumptive value if the house is sold within 6 months after the date of death. While not legal advice, I hope this general information helps.
Q. I am in the probate process currently for my father's estate in Baltimore county. The house my parents resided in
A: I respectfully disagree with the other attorney's suggestion to present the marriage certificate and do a "corrective deed" -- if your father died with the house titled in his name, it must go through probate. The fact that he was married at the time he purchased doesn't change that and Maryland law allows married people to own property separately. Once the time period for creditor claims has passed (generally 6 mos), the Personal Representative usually can deed out the property after making sure any valid claims are paid. In a regular estate the Personal Representative first notifies the court by filing accounting showing what is in the estate, what bills have been paid and who is inheriting before they can deed property over to the surviving widow or other heirs. An estate lawyer can help fill out the necessary paperwork if you need assistance. Thankfully there is a federal law that allows a surviving spouse who inherits a house to assume the mortgage. So your mom should have no problem assuming the loan. Deeding the property to the heir usually gets difficult only when there are claims that have to be paid and no money to pay them in the estate except by selling the house or refinancing. You may wish to talk with an experienced estate lawyer to get help with the deed, even if you intend to handle most of the estate yourself. While not legal advice I hope this helps!
Q. What details and clauses should be added in a Real Estate Assignment Contract and Purchase Agreement?
A: Not every real estate contract can be unilaterally assigned. It isn't clear whether you are asking for help drafting a Purchase Agreement with rights to assign, or whether you wish to assign an existing Agreement / Contract of Sale. Real Estate contract clauses vary not only state to state but even local jurisdiction to local jurisdiction. So a Maryland contract good in Montgomery County, for example, may not cover what is necessary in Baltimore City and vice-versa. Contracts realtors use are prepared by attorneys familiar with the various laws but are not tailored to the specific situation. Contracts prepared by an attorney engaged to write one for a specific client will tend to be tailored to that particular client's needs and situation. You are encouraged to talk to a real estate attorney. While this post is not legal advice I hope that this helps. You're encouraged to consult with a licensed real estate attorney of your choosing.
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1028 Generals Hwy
Crownsville, MD 21032
Telephone: (410) 216-7000
Telephone: (410) 216-7000