Columbia Legal Issues Blog

Bankruptcy can be a tool to a new beginning

Debt can be a useful tool but it can also become an overwhelming burden. If the burden becomes too great one option for getting out from under that burden in Maryland is to declare bankruptcy. Declaring it provides a way to eliminate or drastically reduce existing debt, but the bankruptcy declaration remains

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How to be Successful in Co-Parenting | MD Legal Firm

Having a child may have been the greatest day of your life and your spouse’s life. You undoubtedly imagined all the wonderful adventures you would have as a family and how the two of you would watch your child grow and work as a team to nurture that growth. Of

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Health care costs a leading cause of bankruptcy

Health care in America is expensive. Without health insurance it is even more so. An unexpected health care crisis can drive a family to bankruptcy in Maryland if they do not have the means to pay the medical bills. This point was driven home recently in a story that happened in another

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Charge of driving under the influence includes child abuse charge

Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol can cause a person to be confused and act in an untypical way. A recent incident in Denton has left a mother behind bars and an 18-month-old child in the hospital. Maryland law enforcement had responded to a call that indicated a child may

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How much will a bankruptcy affect a credit score?

One of the biggest worries you may have with considering bankruptcy is the detrimental effect it may have on your credit and credit score. While it is true that bankruptcy will have an impact on your credit score, by not filing for bankruptcy you can suffer the same type of damage

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Risk of motor vehicle accidents is always present

People’s lives seem to get busier and more hectic as more electronic devices are introduced to supposedly make our lives easier and less stressful. The devices, such as smartphones and touch screen car sound systems, seem to have the opposite effect and contribute to adding stress and creating distractions that

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Loophole exists in law designed to stop DWI accidents

Losing a loved one in a fatal car crash is heartbreaking. Losing a loved one in a crash caused by a drunk driver can seem senseless as it could have been prevented if the driver did not get behind the wheel. Maryland has a measure in place, Noah’s Law, to help

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Bankruptcy may provide some relief following the shutdown

The government shutdown is entering its second month. The implications of this are widespread and will soon be felt by many more, in Maryland and around the country, as tax refunds may be delayed, and possible delays and interruptions in air travel may occur. One group of people who are

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Motor vehicle accidents a tragic beginning to 2019

A recent tragic accident in Maryland took the lives of three young children in a crash on Indian Head Highway in Oxon Hill. The children were siblings, 5-year-old twins and a 1-year-old baby. The crash was caused by a hit-and-run driver who may have been driving under the influence at

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What to do when pulled over for a DUI

Seeing flashing police lights in your mirrors after a night of drinking can be terrifying. Because of this, you may forget how to act appropriately, or what your rights are, when the police ask you to roll down your window. The CDC reports that Maryland individuals report drinking too much

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