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May 23, 2012

Maryland Repossession Laws: Stop Car Repossession in Maryland

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What to Know to Stop Car Repossessions in Maryland If you are behind on vehicle payments, your vehicle creditor may decide to repossess your vehicle. According to car repo laws in Maryland, once this happens, the vehicle will be impounded, and it will be your responsibility to make payments to become current on the note, as well as pay repossession costs and storage fees, if you want to recover your vehicle. Should you choose not to recover your car, the vehicle creditor may sell the car at auction. Once the car is sold at auction, the creditor may still sue you for the deficiency. For example, if you owed $10,000.00 on your car note, and the creditor sells the car at auction for $5,000.00, the creditor may later sue you for the remaining $5,000.00, plus attorney’s fees and interest. This could result in a judgment entered against you for the deficiency amount, which could subsequently result in a garnishment of your wages or bank account. It is always best to stop a car repossession in Maryland before it gets underway, but sometimes it is not possible. If you are in danger of losing your car to a repossession or your car as already been repossessed, you should consult an attorney. Contact the Law Offices of Brandon Bernstein, LLC to schedule a free consultation. We’ll provide you with all of the information you need to know on Maryland repossession laws, how to stop car repossession, and what your options will be […]

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May 23, 2012

Wage Garnishments and Bank Account Levies in Maryland

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Wage Garnishment Bankruptcy: How to Stop Wage Garnishment Creditors have a wide array of options at their disposal when trying to collect on judgments. One of creditors’ favorite tactics is to place a garnishment on your wages. This can generally happen thirty days after a judgment is entered. According to wage garnishment laws in Maryland, creditors can, and often do, take up to 25% of your net wages per pay check if a judgment has been entered against you. The IRS can take even more than 25%. It’s important to be prepared and informed about potential courses in action so that you can fight to stop wage garnishment and protect yourself and your assets.

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May 4, 2012

Maryland Passes Facebook Privacy Protection Legislation for Employees

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What you need to know about Maryland’s Facebook privacy protection legislation Several weeks ago, the Maryland General assembly passed an important piece of legislation with regards to Facebook and other popular social networking websites. At its core, the bill states that employers are prohibited from asking current and potential future employees their social networking website user names and passwords. Maryland became the first state to pass this specific type of bill, and is therefore leading the charge in terms of privacy protection. However, as of now the bill has still not been signed into law by Governor Martin O’Malley. Another bill, which never made it out of committee in the past session, would have offered similar protections to students and student athletes.

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May 3, 2012

Common Small Business Law Issues in Maryland

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Most Common Small Business Legal Help Topics & Issues There is a near infinite range of small business law issues in Maryland that business owners will have to deal with at one point or another. Whether you’re seeking breach of contract lawyers to file a lawsuit on your behalf, or you need small business legal help with business formation or anything else, use this guide to learn a little bit more about some of the most common business law issues.

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May 3, 2012

Small Business Legal Advice: How to Start a Business in Maryland

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Potential business owners should always take the time to learn how to start a business in Maryland before they jump right in. Learning about the process, what’s involved and what kinds of things you’ll need to accomplish will help you avoid trouble down the road and make the correct decisions from the start. Some of the best small business legal advice is simply to arm yourself with as much knowledge as possible. Of course, if you want to move forward with how to start a small business in Maryland, you should consider hiring a startup company lawyer to ensure nothing is missed or done improperly.

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