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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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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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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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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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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What to Bring to Your First Family Law Consultation

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

People often ask us what they need to bring to their first family law consultation. While it’s not necessary to bring anything to your divorce, child custody, or adoption consultation, there are some things you can bring that will be helpful. This post will list them. Most of the information I need to know will…

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Road Map Of A Bankruptcy Case

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

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

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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Preparing for Your Uncontested Divorce Hearing

by D'Erra Jackson | Posted in Family Law | Reading Time: 5 minutes

There are some family law cases that are not contested. This means the parties are able to address the issues and come to an arrangement or an agreement that works for both of them. These cases are said to be “uncontested.” However, you still have to present evidence at a hearing. The court cannot just…

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