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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What To Do After A Car Accident in Maryland

by Tucker Clagett | Posted in Personal Injury | Reading Time: 8 minutes

You have just been in a car accident. What do you do? Most people cannot answer this question. It isn’t something that happens all the time! We prepared this short guide to give you a step-by-step process to follow if you have been in a car accident. We cannot make it as if the accident…

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Preparing For Your Chapter 13 Trustee Meeting Of Creditors

by Dave Gormley | Posted in Bankruptcy & Foreclosure | Reading Time: 10 minutes

This page is for our current bankruptcy clients. We created it to help prepare them for a formal meeting called a 341 meeting of creditors in a Chapter 13 case. (Click Preparing for Your Chapter 7 for a similar article) A typical bankruptcy case does not involve a lot of confrontation. The one place it…

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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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Preparing For Your Chapter 7 Trustee Meeting Of Creditors

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

This page is for our current bankruptcy clients. We created it to help prepare them for a formal meeting called a 341 meeting of Creditors in a Chapter 7 bankruptcy. (Click Preparing for Your Chapter 13 for a similar article) A typical bankruptcy case does not involve a lot of confrontation. The one place it…

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Divorced Couples Should Work Together – At Least At Tax Time!

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

Each tax filing season can bring up thorny issues that will affect couples long after they’ve separated. Unless ex-spouses can set aside their differences, one or both partners will often end up overpaying. For example, one tax preparer in a Wall Street Journal story told of a tax return he did where the wife was…

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What Should You Do With Your Government Stimulus Check?

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

As a bankruptcy lawyer in Southern Maryland, I know people will be asking me what to do with their government stimulus check. To make sure I was ready to answer this question, I figured I would look at what advice financial experts are giving. The advice I read seemed to be the same advice that…

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Limited Divorce – Limited but Sometimes Necessary

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

Limited divorce? What is that? Sounds like an oxymoron, doesn’t it? A limited divorce is necessary in certain situations where the parties need to resolve very specific issues, but they are not yet eligible for a final divorce order. Getting a final divorce order can take a long time. You must have certain “grounds” for…

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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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