Does the Law Protect Me from Robocalls?

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

Southern Maryland wrongful death lawyer

We’ve all been there. Should I answer? Is it an emergency? Is it family? Or is it a telemarketer? Today’s telemarketing calls are usually not live people dialing. They are robots. Robocalls are rampant these days, and they are targeting your cell phone. This post will explain how you can get rid of them, and...

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Get Emergency Contact Numbers on Grandma’s Drivers’ License

by Tucker Clagett | Posted in Civil Law & Consumer | Reading Time: 2 minutes

(Originally posted 2011 and update in 2019) The Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration (MVA) may have done something right for a change. Do you want to make sure the right people can be contacted in a medical emergency when you can’t speak for yourself? Do you want to be sure YOU can be contacted in an...

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I’m Just the Cosigner! Why are They Suing Me?

by Dave Gormley | Posted in Civil Law & Consumer | Reading Time: 3 minutes

In Maryland you will often see cases where the lender just sues the cosigner. This can be very frustrating for the cosigner of a loan. People in this situation who come to us for a bankruptcy consult or civil litigation consult to try to fight the suit often ask “Can they do this?” The short...

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How to Store Your Documents – the Right Way

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

Even in our increasingly digital world, you still have some important legal documents that must be protected. If your most important documents are just shoved into a drawer, or a cheap metal filing cabinet, then you are going to have a HUGE headache if something goes badly. Nobody plans on a house fire, flood, or...

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New Maryland Law Widens Access to Birth Control

by Tucker Clagett | Posted in Civil Law & Consumer | Reading Time: 2 minutes

Here is another new Maryland law that took effect January 1 but sort of flew under the radar. It may not have been super newsworthy, but it will have a large effect on many people. It is also sort of a hot button political issue right now. Here is what you need to know. Maryland’s...

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Scams in Tax Season Are Growing

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

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Tax scammers are starting to call.  They claim to be IRS agents demanding payment.  They use fake I.D. and badge numbers so they sound official.  Some may even know your personal information.  Some will make threats of arrest if payment is not made by wire transfer or gift card. Other scammers are calling to trick...

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Identity Theft: If It Happens to You (Part 2)

by Dave Gormley | Posted in Civil Law & Consumer | Reading Time: 6 minutes

This is Part 2 of our series on what to do if your identity is stolen. If you are the victim of identity theft, you must read Part 1 of our series, which outlines the first 5 steps you must make immediately to stop the damage to your credit. This post is all about how...

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Identity Theft: If It Happens to You (Part 1)

by Dave Gormley | Posted in Civil Law & Consumer | Reading Time: 5 minutes

Hackers, skimmers, and data thieves are a part of modern life. As a result, identity theft is a very real problem that could happen to any of us. There are a million articles out there advising you how to avoid this painful experience. You should read them and take their advice. However, what do you...

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What To Do BEFORE You Lose Your Wallet

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

One of our staff members recently had to deal with a stolen wallet. Someone then used her debit card to buy expensive computers online, which caused an overdraft of her account. Her bank put a hold on her account, and she had no money for a week before this was cleared up. It was a...

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What To Do AFTER You Lose Your Wallet

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

Fan of credit cards.

One of our staff members recently had to deal with a stolen wallet. Someone then used her debit card to buy expensive computers online, which caused an overdraft of her account. Her bank put a hold on her account, and she had no money for a week before this was cleared up. It was a...

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