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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Will I Ever Be Able To Buy A House After Bankruptcy?

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

When someone here in Southern Maryland comes to me to file for bankruptcy they sometimes ask if they will ever be able to get a mortgage to buy a house. Many people just assume they never will be able to qualify for a mortgage in Maryland after filing a bankruptcy. That just isn’t true. I…

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Temporary Total vs Temporary Partial Disability

by Tucker Clagett | Posted in Workers' Compensation | Reading Time: 4 minutes

One of the (many) confusing things about workers’ comp comes up when you go back to work part time because your injury keeps you from working full time. You are losing money because of the injury, so you should be compensated, but you cannot get paid the same as when you were totally off work….

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Bankruptcy & Your Credit – How to Rebuild It

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

Filing for bankruptcy will probably not affect your credit as much as you think. If you are in a situation where bankruptcy is an option, your credit is probably bad already. So a bankruptcy may not do nearly as much damage as you may think. All credit reports will show your bankruptcy for a period…

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It is Better to File Bankruptcy Sooner than Later

by Dave Gormley | Posted in Bankruptcy & Foreclosure | Reading Time: 5 minutes

The main reason to get a free bankruptcy consultation is to figure out your options. Once you know your options you can make informed, intelligent decisions. What about waiting? Is that an option? Why take action now? What many people do not know is that IF you are going to have to file for bankruptcy,…

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Listing Pets As Assets in Bankruptcy Cases

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

What do a Great Dane, a college visit, and a Yorkie have to do with bankruptcy?  No – it’s not about how expensive college and vet care have become (although that would be a good answer!) My screen saver in my office shows family pictures.  When the picture of our Great Dane pops up, the…

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All About Alimony in a Maryland Divorce

by D'Erra Jackson | Posted in Family Law | Reading Time: 9 minutes

This post explains how alimony is handled in a typical Maryland divorce. It is part of our Free Legal Consumer Guide to Divorce in Maryland. Alimony is part of some, but not all, Maryland divorce cases. For all the details on Divorce in Maryland, click here to read our entire Free Legal Guide on Divorce…

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