How to Get to the Greenbelt Bankruptcy Court

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

6500 Cherrywood Lane, Greenbelt

When you file for bankruptcy you often only have to attend one meeting. If you live in Southern Maryland this means going to the US Trustee’s office in Greenbelt.  However if we have to attend a bankruptcy hearing you will be going to the Court House.  For our clients who live in Charles, St. Mary’s,…

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Workers’ Compensation Cases Grind You Down

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

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Does the Maryland Workers’ Comp system grind people down? If you ask most of my clients, the answer is yes. I have to agree. The system has always been far from perfect. It is a system run by the insurance companies. They influence the legislature to make the rules more friendly to them – not…

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Should I Request Maryland Foreclosure Mediation?

by Dave Gormley | Posted in Bankruptcy & Foreclosure | Reading Time: 9 minutes

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When someone comes into our Waldorf or Lexington Park offices for a foreclosure consult, they often have a packet from their mortgage company that includes the Maryland Foreclosure Mediation Op-In Form.  Many people ask if going to mediation is worth the $50 fee.  The answer is it may be worth doing, but it probably won’t…

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Can Bankruptcy Help With My Gambling Debt?

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

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As the gambling options in Maryland have continued to grow, I have seen more and more people in Charles, St. Mary’s and Prince George’s County who need to file for bankruptcy because of their gambling debts.   The problem is that the number of people dealing with gambling addiction continues to grow. With the legalization…

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Divorce Can Make Refinancing Your House Difficult

by D'Erra Jackson | Posted in Family Law | Reading Time: 2 minutes

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I saw a recent news article about a stay at home mom trying to refinance her house. She was running into major problems. It made me think of all the problems people must be having trying to save the house they negotiated for, or were awarded, in a past divorce case.  A typical Separation Agreement may…

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Road Map Of A Bankruptcy Case

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

man holding onto money by a thread

This post gives you a road map of the “usual” Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 Bankruptcy.  I wrote it to give my clients, and prospective clients, a good general outline of what to expect if you need file for bankruptcy.  Of course, not all bankruptcy cases follow the usual format. Your case may take some detours…

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Closing Your Chapter 13 Case

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

magnet taking money bag

Hopefully you are reading this because you have made it to the end of your Chapter 13 Plan.  Maybe you just got the Notice of Completion of Plan Payments.  Now it is time to get your discharge and have your case closed.  Congratulations.  A Chapter 13 Plan is not an easy thing to complete. Notice…

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Pre-Nuptial Agreements with “Lifestyle” Clauses

by D'Erra Jackson | Posted in Family Law | Reading Time: 3 minutes

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A pre-nuptial agreement is a common method of making sure certain things in life stay the way you want if your marriage ends in divorce.   We discussed their importance in a previous blog post you can read here. Typically, a pre-nup deals with marital assets. Since divorce is such a painful and emotional legal…

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What About Maryland’s Speed Camera Law?

by Tucker Clagett | Posted in DUI/DWI & Criminal Law | Reading Time: 5 minutes

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How does Maryland’s speed camera law work?  Are speed cameras legal in Maryland?  Can you challenge speed camera tickets? Like it or not, speed cameras are a reality. And they are making a LOT of money for state and local government, so they aren’t going anywhere soon. If you drive, you need to read this…

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In a car accident with an underinsured motorist, be prepared for a fight

by Tucker Clagett | Posted in Personal Injury | Reading Time: 2 minutes

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Uninsured or underinsured Motorist coverage cases are some of the most heavily litigated personal injury car accident claims in Maryland.   There was a trial this summer that exemplified this fact, and it caused quite a lot of internet buzz. It all started when a bad car accident killed a young woman in Maryland. The…

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