In December 2016, Stewart A. Sutton successfully represented a client in vacating a tax sale foreclosure in Maryland. The client, who resides in southern California, bought a home in Germantown, Maryland, for a relative in 2010. The home was titled in the client’s...read more
Stewart A. Sutton was recently retained to quiet title to a property in Montgomery County; and he found a creative solution to avoid protracted adverse possession lawsuit. The property was owned by the client's grandmother, who died more than 40 years ago. Twenty-five...read more
Montgomery County Property Tax Credits for spouses of fallen police officers and emergency workers, blind persons, and disabled veterans
It is not common knowledge that Montgomery County offers a 100% tax credit on real property for surviving spouses of a fallen law enforcement officers and rescue workers. See Montgomery County Ordinance Section 52-18N. Montgomery County also provides a tax credit for...read more
Stewart A. Sutton recently represented a client whose spouse was adamant in obtaining a divorce on the grounds of constructive desertion. The parties' pre-nuptial agreement provided that the spouse would receive highly favorable alimony benefits if a divorce was...read more
Is Stewart A. Sutton one of the 10 Best Personal Injury Attorneys for Client Satisfaction in Maryland?
I received an invitation from the American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys to be listed as "one of the 10 Best Personal Injury Law Attorneys for Client Satisfaction in Maryland". For this unsolicited honor, all I had to do was pay a $275 membership fee. In...read more
Maryland Rule 2-404 allows for a party to collect and preserve evidence from a potential defendant or third parties prior to the filing of a lawsuit. As we all know, memories fade with time and physical evidence sometimes is lost or destroyed. In cases where there is...read more
On October 1, 2015, Maryland's new mutual consent grounds for divorce went into effect. See Family Law Code section 7-103(a)(8). This new grounds for divorce allows spouses who do not have minor children to obtain an immediate divorce, even if they are still residing...read more
In July 2015, Stewart A. Sutton was retained to reduce an alimony arrears to a judgment. The client was owed $112,000 in alimony. The former spouse had filed a Chapter 7 bankruptcy petition; and he erroneously believed that the automatic stay applied to his alimony...read more
Why are contested divorce cases so expensive? Does obtaining justice in a family law court depend on how much you can afford to pay your attorney, custody evaluators, and/or expert witnesses? How did divorces become a $50 billion per year industry? These disturbing...read more
This famous illustration depicts a lawsuit between two farmers concerning the ownership of a cow. As the farmers pull and tug the cow, the lawyer is milking it. The only guaranteed winner in a lawsuit is the lawyer. This reminds me of the old saying: "A good lawyer...read more
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