News & Insights


New Laws Affect Child Support Payments and Estate Inheritances

By: Ferrier R. Stillman, Kerianne P. Kemmerzell, and Brian A. Balenson
November 10, 2019
In the 2019 session, the Maryland legislature passed a law affecting child support payments and another law governing estate distributions. These statutes impact divorcing couples and the practice of family law. Beginning October 1, 2020, if a married person does not have a will in effect at th... Read more >

Annual Estate Planning Review

By: Brian A. Balenson
November 1, 2019
During the cold and snowy days of winter is a good time to think about your loved ones and any uncompleted health, financial, or estate planning items that need to be finished.  The Tydings’ estate planning group is here to assist you with your estate planning needs.  Feel free to call u... Read more >

Maryland Medical Marijuana Patients and their Right to Bear Arms

November 1, 2019
Medical marijuana is legal in 33 states (including Maryland) and the District of Columbia, but remains illegal under federal law.  Can your right to treat your ailment with medical marijuana under state law infringe on your constitutional right to bear arms?  In Maryland—absolutely.&nbsp... Read more >

Direct-to-Consumer Telemedicine and Medical Malpractice Claims

By: Gregory M. Garrett
October 8, 2019
Direct-to-consumer (“DTC”) telemedicine has been defined as the use of smartphones, computers, or standard telephones to obtain medical treatment or advice without a face-to-face meeting, or a prior relationship with the treating physician.  The practice of DTC telemedicine began to gain tr... Read more >

New and Amended Ordinances Affecting Baltimore City Employers

By: Melissa Calhoon Jones
October 1, 2019
The Baltimore City Council was active this spring, enacting new and amended ordinances affecting workplace rights. Lactation Breaks and Accommodations.  Baltimore City enacted a sweeping ordinance, which took effect in April 2019, requiring employers with two or more full-time equivalent ... Read more >