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Cedulie Renee Laumann

Cedulie Renee Laumann

Arden Law Firm, LLC
  • Real Estate Law, Estate Planning, Business Law ...
  • Maryland
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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
    Real Estate Law
    Commercial Real Estate, Condominiums, Easements, Mortgages, Residential Real Estate
    Estate Planning
    Guardianship & Conservatorship Estate Administration, Health Care Directives, Trusts, Wills
    Business Law
    Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Mergers & Acquisitions
    Employment Law
    Employment Contracts
    Probate
    Probate Administration, Probate Litigation
Additional Practice Area
  • General Civil
Fees
  • Free Consultation
    10 minute no-cost phone consult. Call 410-216-7000 Consultation with Managing Attorney (minimum 10 years experience) for a flat $200 consult fee for most matters. 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 Credit cards are only accepted for attorney fees, not for any government fees, third party fees or taxes.
  • Contingent Fees
    Limited contingency fees - available in certain real estate representation.
  • 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 2020 flat fees: $245 for most no consideration deeds, $275 for PR/estate/corporate/LLC deeds $295 for deeds with transfer/recordation tax $85 for powers of attorney $750 for single member LLC formation package, $850 for 2-3 member $505 for estate planning package (individual) $950 for revocable trust package (individual), $1450 for revocable trust package (husband and wife planning together). 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
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582 Questions Answered
Q. I've been paying taxes on property for 60 years.. How can I get a reimbursement as they say I no longer own it?
A: Generally speaking anyone can pay anyone else's property taxes... the state will not reimburse someone for paying taxes on property they do not own. However, the question prompts another - how was there confusion on the ownership of the property? Tax bills show the name of the record owner, and if statements for the annual tax bills were mailed they presumably listed the owner name. Property can only change hands by a deed. Did the property go through tax sale? While not legal advice, I hope that this general information helps answer your question.
Q. executor is telling me we will need to transfer the $ fr. me &my moms joint account to estate.any legality if I don’t
A: As another attorney noted, the general rule is that joint accounts with survivorship rights pass to the survivor without going through probate. However, there are some circumstances under which the general rule does not apply and funds in a joint account are construed as being held in a constructive trust (not a written trust) for the benefit of other heirs. For example, if a parent puts a child on an account and says "I'm only putting you on the account to sign checks, when I die I want the money to be split equally among Bobbie, Sally and you", the facts may rise to the level of creating a constructive trust. In such a scenario, if the person holding the funds refused to disburse, it could potentially give rise to a legal cause of action. An online post cannot really analyze specific situations so if you are involved in a situation where someone is demanding that you release funds, you are well advised to reach out to an attorney handling probate litigation to sit down and analyze your particular situation.
Q. I'm settling my mom's estate in Maryland and gave the grandchildren her furniture. Do I need to hire an appraiser?
A: An appraisal is required for most tangible personal property that the decedent dies owning. Under Maryland law a Personal Representative can only value certain kinds of personal property (e.g., automobiles with a blue book value). Unfortunately furniture is not in the list of items a Personal Representative can value themselves. The law on this is found in the Estates & Trusts article of the Maryland Annotated Code. While not legal advice, I hope that this helps.
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Contact & Map
1028 Generals Hwy
Crownsville, MD 21032
Telephone: (410) 216-7000
Telephone: (410) 216-7000