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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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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My Chapter 13 Plan is Confirmed, What Comes Next?

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

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Now your plan is confirmed you still have to complete the plan.  In most cases there are five years of payments.  However, the five years runs from the filing of your case, not when it is confirmed.  So that finish line has gotten closer while we were negotiating with the Trustee over the payments.  You…

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Orders and Appeals

by Tucker Clagett | Posted in Workers' Compensation | Reading Time: 5 minutes

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This article explains Orders of the Maryland Workers’ Compensation Commission, what will happen next, and how we can appeal if you do not like the result.  I always call people about these Orders, but I often see my mail early or late so we may not be able to talk immediately. Call me if you…

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Confirmation of Your Workers’ Compensation Claim

by Tucker Clagett | Posted in Workers' Compensation | Reading Time: 2 minutes

man with hard hat

You just received the summary and confirmation of your workers’ compensation claim from the Workers’ Compensation Commission (WCC). This is a normal step in any workers’ comp claim. This is really a summary form of the claim we submitted for you. It does have some special information in it, however. This post explains what this…

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Return to Work – Issues to Consider

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

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This post covers various issues that arise when an injured employee returns to work after a workers’ compensation accident. Returning to work after an injury is a major milestone. Many injured workers’ comp claimants cannot ever return to work. Their whole life changes, and that can be very hard to handle. If you are able…

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Resolving Your Workers’ Compensation Claim

by Tucker Clagett | Posted in Workers' Compensation | Reading Time: 8 minutes

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If you are reading this, we are at the end of your workers’ compensation claim. At this stage, there are several options and you have to make several decisions. I created this post so you can review your options and understand the basics before we discuss exactly how this would work in your case. This…

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Nurse Case Managers

by Tucker Clagett | Posted in Workers' Compensation | Reading Time: 3 minutes

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This article explains the role of the Nurse Case Manager, and what you should do when working with one in order to keep your case moving along successfully.  Read this over if a Nurse Case Manager has been appointed in your Maryland workers’ compensation case. If you have any questions after reading this information, call…

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Medical Bills You Received That Should Be Paid By The Insurer

by Tucker Clagett | Posted in Workers' Compensation | Reading Time: 3 minutes

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This post explains why you sometimes receive medical bills for care related to your workers’ compensation claim, and what you should do about it. As you know, one of the main benefits in Maryland workers’ compensation is the payment of any medical bills related to your on the job injury. So if you get a…

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The Next Steps In A Chapter 7

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

Chapter 7 Step 6 – Waiting: After the meeting, the Trustee and the creditors have 80 days to object to your right to a discharge. This does not usually happen, as long as your bankruptcy petition is accurate. Your attorney will handle it if it does happen.  Typically, the only extra step may be reaffirmation…

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