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Jan 28, 2021

Preparation Check List (for Divorce or Not)

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Divorce Preparation Checklist Financial Records — Home & Property Information Finding yourself getting ready for a divorce can be a daunting process.  You probably are having feelings that are causing anxiety and uncertainty.  Whether or not you end up choosing to get a divorce, this article may be able to help you calm down and feel like you have gained some control.

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Jun 8, 2020

What to Know About Virtual Attorney Consultations

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Virtual Family Law Meetings in Maryland As we all navigate through these unprecedented times together, The Law Offices of Brandon Bernstein is working to continue providing our services to current and prospective clients. Virtual consultations and meetings have proven to be a great avenue for this, but we recognize that some people may still have concerns. So what’s involved, how does it work, and how does it impact the experience you have?

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Oct 31, 2016

Artificial Intelligence Capable of Nearly 80% Accuracy Predicting Outcomes of Legal Cases

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We’re always looking to stay atop of the latest news in all realms of the law and legal proceedings, which brought our attention recently to new technological developments. Technology as it pertains to artificial intelligence has come a long way in recent years. Self driving cars are right around the corner.  IBM’s Watson is able to help doctors diagnose diseases. And now, researchers in London have tested the ability of Artificial Intelligence to determine the outcome of legal complex proceedings. 

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Oct 9, 2013

Maryland Foreclosures Rapidly Rising: Up a Staggering 275%

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If you thought the housing crisis was a thing of the past, then you’ll have a hard time explaining the latest foreclosure numbers in the state of Maryland. Maryland foreclosures grew by a staggering 275% in July 2013 compared to July 2012. This is based on research from RealtyTrac Inc., which places Maryland as the far and away leader in terms of current foreclosure growth rates or spikes in states across the country.  The state with the second highest increase was Oregon, with 137%, followed by New Jersey at 89%. This shows even more clearly how much of an outlier the state of Maryland is right now with its foreclosures.

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Aug 10, 2012

How to Get a Restraining Order in Maryland

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How to Obtain a Restraining Order for Maryland Residents If there comes a time in your life when you need to take swift action to protect yourself, then it’s important to know how to get a restraining order in Maryland. In this guide, you’ll learn everything you need to know about a protective order, Maryland requirements for a restraining order and other essential information.

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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 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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