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The topic of civil laws and civil litigation is very large. It would be impossible to write one generic guide. This guide consist of a series of links to more specific posts on our website. Those posts explain what you need to know about certain civil laws in Maryland. We also have a guide to handling your own small claims case in Maryland.
Click the subjects below to see what information we have available.
Our Best Advice: This guide contains general information about Maryland civil law as a helpful resource for the public. Simply reading this guide does not create an attorney-client relationship with our law firm.
Reading this guide is no substitute for hiring an attorney. If you have any serious legal issue, you should get personal advice from an attorney who understands the unique facts of your situation.
We hope you will choose us to handle your Maryland civil litigation case. If not, at least talk to another attorney who knows what they are doing. That is the best advice we can ever give you.
If you have a case worth under $5,000, then you have a “small claims” case under Maryland law. That means you might be able to handle it yourself without an attorney.
But that doesn’t mean it will be easy! We wrote a legal guide on handling your own small claims case in the Maryland courts.
We wrote a post explaining what you need to know to litigate your own small claims case. It is very comprehensive, and has links to the Court's website and other helpful resources.
You can learn a lot about what to do in about 20 minutes by reading this guide. However, you should at least get a consultation with an attorney to go over your case and review the details. See the last section below.
Maryland has many laws on the books that are specific to this state. They may not be familiar to you.
We have compiled several blog posts that explain some of these laws in an easy to read, common sense manner. Click the links below to see our blog post on that topic.
Like most states, Maryland does heavily regulate the ownership and use of motor vehicles of all kinds. Since almost everyone drives, these are the laws that are most likely to affect almost everyone reading this.
We tell you everything you need to know about these individual laws in our blog posts listed below:
- Maryland’s Move Over Law (move over for emergency vehicles)
- Maryland’s Speed Camera Law
- Drinking and Boating is also a crime
- Can you drive with earbuds in Maryland?
- Maryland now automatically cleans up your driving record – sometimes
- Rules of the Road You Don’t Remember (coming soon)
Maryland has a wealth of consumer protection laws. Many of these laws don’t exist in other states. Since everyone is affected by these laws, we have a series of blog posts on them to educate our clients and the community.
We explain the laws in an easy to read, common sense manner. You should know your rights as a consumer and be able to enforce them. We hope you find these explanations helpful in your daily life.
Click the links below to see our blog post on the subject.
- How to do an Annual Review
- How to Freeze Your Credit
- Dealing with Home Improvement Contractors
- Puppy Lemon Laws
- How to Handle Identity Theft (a two parter)
- What to do AFTER you lose your wallet
- What to do BEFORE you lose your wallet
- Car insurance primer
- Buy a House not a Lawsuit – 5 tips for writing a real estate contract
- Can you get a mortgage?
- Think before adding children to your deed
We strongly recommend anyone facing a civil litigation case at least get a consultation with an attorney to go over the specific facts of their case.
Even if you know the mechanics of how to handle a case, you need to explore the legal issues you will be raising in your lawsuit. You need good advice that you can only get face to face.
If you have a civil legal case and need a lawyer in Waldorf or Lexington Park, we hope you will choose us.
If you need a consultation. please contact us today. We charge $100 for a consultation with a lawyer. No matter what sort of case you have, that is going to be money well spent.
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