Three Ways to Stop an Eviction in Maryland in 2021

by Tucker Clagett | Posted in Bankruptcy & Foreclosure | Reading Time: 6 minutes

The Federal Eviction Moratorium was recently stricken down by the Supreme Court. Thousands of tenants in Maryland are subject to eviction. Congress has done nothing to renew it, so there is no federal lgal protection from eviction right now. If you, or someone you know, is subject to an eviction because they fell behind on…

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Tax Break For Pet Foster Parents

by Dave Gormley | Posted in Civil Law & Consumer | Reading Time: 2 minutes

Years ago my daughter adopted a great dane. He is now passed on, but he became a part of our family. If you think we are crazy to have a great dane you should take some time to learn about this great bread of dog. See this post, 13 Things You Should Know About The…

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Driving with Earbuds in Maryland

by Tucker Clagett | Posted in Civil Law & Consumer | Reading Time: 3 minutes

Get ready.  When you read this story you will say “just like a lawyer!” A few years ago, I was driving my daughter and her best friend on an hour long trip.  I wanted to listen to a podcast while I drove, and I didn’t want to force the girls to listen.  They were talking…

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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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How to do an Annual Review

by Dave Gormley | Posted in Civil Law & Consumer | Reading Time: 7 minutes

You did it! The taxes are done. It is tempting to shove it all in a file cabinet and forget about it until next year. Don’t do that – yet. Have you ever looked at all that information in your taxes? You should! It can be very valuable if you want to get healthy –…

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Families First Coronavirus Response Act

by Tucker Clagett | Posted in Civil Law & Consumer | Reading Time: 4 minutes

Families firs corona virus response act

Two new federal laws take effect April 1, 2020. Both were created in response to the Covid-19 threat on March 18, 2020. Both provide significant new protections for employees. And, predictably, both are confusing and unclear! Our firm does not handle employment law cases, but since these laws are of great interest to many of…

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Insurance You Need (And Some You Don’t)

by Tucker Clagett | Posted in Civil Law & Consumer | Reading Time: 9 minutes

Do you really know what insurance you need to cover you? Do you know what level of coverage will properly protect you? What if caused a car accident and the other person sued you? What if another person with no insurance (or too little insurance) caused an accident that injured you? What if your house…

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Surviving Jury Duty

by Tucker Clagett | Posted in Civil Law & Consumer | Reading Time: 5 minutes

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At some point in their lives, every Maryland resident can expect to receive a letter in the mail summoning them to jury duty. Nobody likes having to do it, and no one thinks too much about it until they’re called. Well, what do you do now? In this post, we will explain everything you need…

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Are Private Zoos Legal In Maryland?

by Tucker Clagett | Posted in Civil Law & Consumer | Reading Time: 3 minutes

Could your neighbor run a private zoo in their backyard, like Tiger King, or like the one in Ohio that made national news? (Note: This post references a major news story from 2011 where an Ohio man owned a bunch of lions & tigers in his private zoo, and he released them before committing suicide….

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