Maryland Questions & Answers

Q: 1st w/c settlement offer $175000 + $ aside for medical,should I take first offer? And can I take offer n get voc trainin

1 Answer | Asked in Workers' Compensation for Maryland on
Answered on Jul 26, 2017

Q1. A -No. Q2. A- No. Unasked question: A- Yes, you should immediately consult with a seasoned worker's compensation attorney. There is simply no way to value, or explore the nuances of your case in this type of format. Many such attorneys offer free initial meetings.
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Q: Filed chapter 7. Deadline date to object to discharge is 7/24/17. When can I request a refund of wages garnished?

1 Answer | Asked in Bankruptcy for Maryland on
Answered on Jul 25, 2017

I recommend waiting until the trustee files a no asset report. When that is filed you are free to pursue the garnishment money. You might try a request to the creditor before filing an official motion. Remember it must be more than $600 dollars garnished by a single creditor to use 11 USC 547. Hope it works out. Good luck!
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Q: The driver behind me caused an accident by passing me on the left on a double yellow line. Is he at fault?

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Maryland on
Answered on Jul 25, 2017

Based on the circumstances you describe, being in the far left lane, with a turn signal on, waiting to make a left turn, it would certainly appear that an individual that passed you on the left would be the cause of the accident. If you sustained an injury in this accident, which you did not mention, you should consult with an experienced personal injury attorney.
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Q: My mom and step dad have a post nup on a house they purchased together, It addresses death of spouse and divorce.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Elder Law and Real Estate Law for Maryland on
Answered on Jul 24, 2017

Not seeing the actual post-nup, my response is limited to your narrative. The proceeds would be marital property. Husband and wife can agree on how they want to divide the proceeds. They could split it 50/50, 60/40 however they choose. Since there is nothing in the post-nup about moving to assisted living, I'd say they are open to do what they choose.

Regarding death, do the mom and step dad have a will? If they don't have a will, they should get one. Otherwise, how assets are...
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Q: Can individual condo owners be forced to sell when a developer is interested in buying the entire building?

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law for Maryland on
Answered on Jul 24, 2017

It is difficult to provide a reliable response without reviewing your condo association articles and bylaws. Probably not, though a majority of other owners voting together could make life so fairly unpleasant that the minority will agree.
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Q: If I was the plaintiff in a 2nd degree assault case and I failed to meet with the states attorney for the screening ...

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Maryland on
Answered on Jul 21, 2017

Ask the State's Attorney.
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Q: Was injured at work

2 Answers | Asked in Workers' Compensation for Maryland on
Answered on Jul 21, 2017

Absolutely. If a doctor has determined that you have sustained a permanent injury pursuant to AMA guidelines, you are entitled to a monetary award, based on a number of factors, including the degree or percentage of impairment. One of the factors a court would determine in setting your award is the ways in which the injury impacts your personal life.
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Q: I was subpoenaed to court to testify against my ex for 2nd degree assult. I don't want to testify, but I'm scared.

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Divorce and Domestic Violence for Maryland on
Answered on Jul 21, 2017

If the protective order was granted, you will not lose it by not testifying in the criminal case. It is understandable you are scared what he will do if you testify. After all, you sought a protective order for a reason. However, the protective order means he has no contact with you. If he violates that by retaliating for testifying he is in twice as much trouble. You should seek help at the House of Ruth for information about safety so you can address your concerns about testifying.
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Q: How much does it cost to file concurrently I-130 , I-131, I-485, and I-765?

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Maryland on
Answered on Jul 20, 2017

Below is a link to USCIS's fee schedule.

https://www.uscis.gov/g-1055
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Q: Can I get out of paying child support if I file for bankruptcy?

2 Answers | Asked in Bankruptcy for Maryland on
Answered on Jul 20, 2017

Short answer no you cannot get rid of child support in bankruptcy. You may be able to pay back arrears in a chapter 13 plan if you qualify. See a bankruptcy lawyer in your area to see what your options are. Good luck!
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Q: Say, an ex girlfriend in Ireland is refusing to return my rightfully owned property back to me in the USA, what to do?

1 Answer | Asked in International Law for Maryland on
Answered on Jul 19, 2017

I'd need much more detail to give better advice, but the easy answer is to sue her in Ireland.
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Q: I was assulted by a 17yr old..if i file charges after 18th bday will it still be underage or adult?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Maryland on
Answered on Jul 19, 2017

That's up to the State, not you. They may prosecute a juvenile as an adult, depending on the circumstances. The date of the offense would be considered, not the date you file an application for statement of charges.
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Q: In MD, what would happen if you cannot swear to tell the truth? (As a witness for the state)

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Maryland on
Answered on Jul 18, 2017

You could face the penalties of perjury if such were shown to be the case.
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Q: What does d226;f to t mean on maryland case search

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Maryland on
Answered on Jul 18, 2017

Sounds like a federal case number or a typo... not seen that before.
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Q: Im afraid, I need advice now!

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Family Law, Child Custody and Domestic Violence for Maryland on
Answered on Jul 18, 2017

see my answer to the related question.
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Q: Can i press charges? argument happened and in retaliation my pet was grabbed up by the neck and threateand to kill her.

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law and Criminal Law for Maryland on
Answered on Jul 18, 2017

Yes. Cruelty to animals is a jailable offense type in Maryland. As a pet lover and former pet owner these are cases -- cruelty to animals -- I refuse to defend unless I am convinced my client didn't commit the offense. Obviously the State's Attorney's Office will make a determination as to whether to take the case.
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Q: Can a DUI conviction result in jail time, even if no one was injured?

1 Answer | Asked in DUI / DWI for Maryland on
Answered on Jul 18, 2017
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Q: How can I get help not rape charges

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Maryland on
Answered on Jul 18, 2017

I am a defense attorney so probably not the best person to ask but that being said I suggest you seek out counseling services to assist you to find the right pathway forward.
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Q: Is this grounds for a protection order against my ex?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Domestic Violence and Federal Crimes for Maryland on
Answered on Jul 18, 2017

The issue is health and safety. If your health or safety is being threatened, that is grounds. A judge will have to agree but the threat of shooting and killing is prima facie evidence if what your child said was true.
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Q: I recently took my honda vehicle to the dealer for the safety recall on airbags for the passenger and driver

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents, Personal Injury and Products Liability for Maryland on
Answered on Jul 18, 2017

It is a possible product liability case. You want a product liability lawyer who handles personal injury. My office will be happy to consult with you free of charge. Call 410 244-5068 and ask for my intake paralegal Mark.
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