Foreclosures Are About to Start Back Up in Southern Maryland

by Dave Gormley | Posted in Bankruptcy & Foreclosure | Reading Time: 4 minutes

The Maryland and Federal Foreclosure Moratoriums are scheduled to end June 30th, 2021.  So, starting July 1st the mortgage companies can start sending out new Notices of Intent to Foreclose.  These notices are the start of the foreclosure process in Maryland. If you are behind on you mortgage do not wait to get this notice…

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DIY Legal – How to Litigate a Small Claims Case

by Tucker Clagett | Posted in Civil Law & Consumer | Reading Time: 21 minutes

Sometimes you need to go to court, but it just isn’t worth the money to hire a lawyer. If the lawyer’s fee would equal any recovery you get from the case, then why do it? That is why the judicial system created Small Claims Court.  A non-lawyer should be able to get their day in…

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Consumer Guide to Hiring Home Improvement Contractors

by Tucker Clagett | Posted in Civil Law & Consumer | Reading Time: 7 minutes

A Home improvement project gone wrong can cost you a LOT in time, money, and peace of mind. I have litigated several home improvement disputes over the years. Believe me, you want to avoid being in that position. It is stressful, and expensive.  You can do a lot to avoid being in that situation if…

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What Should You Do With Your Stimulus Check in 2021?

by Dave Gormley | Posted in Bankruptcy & Foreclosure | Reading Time: 2 minutes

Last year in 2020, I wrote an article about what to do with your government stimulus check. We’ve gotten two more since then, and my advice has changed. Last year the right answer was to save it as an emergency fund for the coming pandemic, and to use it to pay down debt if you…

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Is Bankruptcy the Answer to my Covid19 financial problems?

by Dave Gormley | Posted in Bankruptcy & Foreclosure | Reading Time: 3 minutes

Recently, some clients have mentioned during their consults that they heard this is the “perfect” time to file for bankruptcy. While I certainly think bankruptcy is a good answer for many people, bankruptcy is not the answer for everyone. Is it a good answer for you? Like so many things in life the answer to…

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Six Mistakes That Can Ruin Your Car Accident Case

by Tucker Clagett | Posted in Personal Injury | Reading Time: 13 minutes

Sometimes, it is better to know what NOT to do before you find out what to do! This post will explain 6 things you can do that will ruin your Maryland Car Accident case. For more on what you SHOULD do after an accident case, click here. Now is the time you could make some…

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Terminating Child Support – What You Need to Know

by D'Erra Jackson | Posted in Family Law | Reading Time: 4 minutes

Nobody likes paying child support. As necessary as it is, nobody likes paying it. But the courts will almost always require it when you are a non custodial parent. It is about the best interests of the child – not your former spouse. So what happens when your child turns 18 and there is no…

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How to Ease the Pain & Expense of Divorce in Maryland

by D'Erra Jackson | Posted in Family Law | Reading Time: 8 minutes

The breakup of a marriage is a painful and emotional process. In many ways it is the worst time to make smart decisions affecting your future. Yet it is very important that you do so. The decisions you make now can profoundly affect your life, and the lives of your children, for years. This post…

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Protective Orders in Maryland – How to File For One

by D'Erra Jackson | Posted in Family Law | Reading Time: 11 minutes

If you are in an abusive relationship, it may seem as if you have few options and nowhere to turn. But that is not true. You can and should remove yourself and your children from the abuser. And in Maryland, you have many tools at your disposal to make that happen. One is filing for a…

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Local Resources for Victims of Domestic Violence

by D'Erra Jackson | Posted in Family Law | Reading Time: 4 minutes

Experiencing an act of domestic violence is an overwhelming experience on several levels. Along with the psychological and physical trauma, you also face significant legal issues. You should get help – and you should get that help immediately. Below is list of resource that can help you deal many of the issues that you will…

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