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2 Answers | Asked in Appeals / Appellate Law for Maryland on
Q: I am the appellee, pro se, in a Maryland district court Peace Order Case Appeal. The appeallant, is opposing lawyer in

Family law case we are both party to(I am the Plaintiff). I never received notice of his appeal, and I question the validity of him being given a de novo hearing since no criminal charges were sought or filed. Anyone that can help me? I was going to attempt pro se litigation, but the more I... Read more »

Jason Ostendorf
Jason Ostendorf answered on Nov 3, 2015

Thank you for your appellate law question. Appeals from a peace order compromise a unique form of appellate review. Based on the information provided, you may have several options. If you act quickly within applicable deadlines, there may be grounds to move to dismiss the appeal for improper... Read more »

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Q: what is the purpose of an appellee dispositive motion

I am appealing a case that was dismissed without the opportunity to conduct discovery. I'm now in the appeals process and have now received relevant evidence. I have already filed my statement of issues. The next step is dispositive motions if needed. would this apply to me?

Jason Ostendorf
Jason Ostendorf answered on Jan 23, 2015

A dispositive motion may be filed in a Maryland appeal by the appellee if the appellant missed the appellate filing deadline, or if the case has been rendered moot. The former is the most common basis for a dispositive motion on appeal. Since you are the appellant, you should not attempt to file... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Bankruptcy for Maryland on
Q: Do I file the Notice of Filing of Case in Bankruptcy Court myself once my petition and schedules are filed.
Jason Ostendorf
Jason Ostendorf answered on Jun 22, 2012

Bankruptcy laws are very complex, and so are the filing procedures. In order to make sure everything is handled properly, you should consult with a bankruptcy lawyer.

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Q: How long is it before your credit & credit score are reset after delinquency. 7 years-10 years or never?
Jason Ostendorf
Jason Ostendorf answered on Jun 22, 2012

A bankruptcy can stay on your credit report for up to ten years. While a bankruptcy will dramatically lower your score at first, the effects will decrease over time. If you are considering filing for bankruptcy, you should promptly consult with a bankruptcy lawyer.

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