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Anne Arundel Custody 16-0123022
Client/father is seeking assistance with establishing custody of their 9 year old child. Parties were not married. The child currently resides with the client. In January of 2013, client was ordered to court in Delaware for an emergency custody order filed by maternal grandparents seeking custody. They stated OP/mom had alcohol problems and they wanted guardianship of his child. (This was the first time client was notified of mothers’ alcohol problems) The client refused to give his rights away and wanted the child to live with him. On May 20 2013, client filed for custody in Delaware. However, the child came to live with him in Maryland on May 28, 2013. The client has been caring for his son ever since, with no help or support from OP. Client would like to establish custody in Maryland. He is seeking sole custody, child support and visitation for OP. Op is seeking joint custody. No CPS/DSS against client; but believes CPS may have investigated Op/Mom in Delaware. Op is pro se. No court dates have been set. If interested in this case, contact Monica Fulwood at firstname.lastname@example.org or 443-451-4087.
Anne Arundel Reverse Mortgage Foreclosure 16-0118915
Client is 68 years old and has a reverse mortgage through Reverse Mortgage Solutions. Client was behind on property taxes and the mortgage lender says they paid $7200-7400 to cover client’s 2013-2015 taxes. She has no other liens on the property. Reverse Mortgage Solutions filed an Order to Docket with Preliminary Loss Mitigation Affidavit on June 3, 2016. No final loss mitigation affidavit has been filed yet. Client is seeking an attorney’s help to determine whether the amount they claim she must repay them is correct, and apply for any loss mitigation option she may be eligible to use. If interested in this case, contact Ellyn Riedl at email@example.com or 443-451-4079.
Baltimore City Uninsured Motorist Tort 16-0123828
Client was involved in an accident and was not insured at the time. Client was not hurt but is being sued for $6484.02. Per client, she was on her way home approximately three houses down, when she was hit on the driver’s side. She stated she stopped at a stop sign and the other car was speeding and hit her. Her two car doors were completely wrecked, airbags opened on her side, and the car was smoking. Plaintiff’s insurance company, GEICO, is suing client stating she was at fault for the accident. No judgments have been entered against client. There is a hearing on November 21, 2016 at 8:30am. If interested in this case, please contact Daria Pugh at firstname.lastname@example.org or 443-451-4096.
Baltimore City Tax Sale 16-0119295
Client’s home was sold at tax sale in 2014, and judgment was recently entered in the foreclosure case in favor of the purchaser. Client is seeking assistance to get any surplus bid amounts available to her (if any), and to negotiate with the purchaser for some sort of ‘Cash for Keys’ agreement. Client would prefer to work with an attorney located in Baltimore City, as she does not have reliable transportation outside the City. If interested in this case, contact Ellyn Riedl at email@example.com or 443-451-4079.
Baltimore City Wills 14-0105899
Elderly Client with limited income needs help with creating a Will. Client would like to have a plan set in place after she passes away. The only valuable property she owns is her home, which is in her name only. Client would like to name her daughter, Cindy Nicholas as the beneficiary. If interested in this case, please contact Daria Pugh at firstname.lastname@example.org or 443-451-4096.
Baltimore City Adult Guardianship 16-0125266
Mother/client is seeking to obtain adult guardianship of her 20yr old disabled daughter. Daughter was diagnosed with Angelman Syndrome. No one is contesting. If interested in this case, contact Tara Miles at email@example.com or 443-451-4070.
Baltimore City Custody 16-0125066
Mother/client needs assistance with a custody matter involving parties’ one child, age 3 months. Parties were never married and have not established custody. Child resides with client. CPS/DSS has not been involved. There aren’t any protective orders in place and no history of domestic violence. Client is seeking sole physical/legal custody. She in unsure as to what father will seek. Mother is also seeking child support. Nothing has been filed. If interested in this case, contact Tara Miles at firstname.lastname@example.org or 443-451-4070.
Baltimore County Collection/Garnishment 16-0123548
Single mother of 2, needs help with a potential garnishment matter. Client purchased a car from CN of Dundalk Inc. /OP in 2010. A few years after purchasing the car, she was in a car accident in August 2015. The car was totaled in the accident and Client’s insurance did not pay off the balanced owed on the car. OP never contacted Client to work out a payment plan; making it difficult with her limited income to pay off the entire balance. OP is suing her for remaining balance, $5,817.97. Client has been advised regarding filing for Bankruptcy; however, at this time she’s unable to afford the filing fees. If interested in this case, contact Makeisha Gibson at email@example.com or 443-451-4072.
Baltimore County Tax Sale 16-0117572
Client is on the tax sale list for 2016. She currently lives alone in her home, which is not encumbered by a mortgage but does have condo association liens filed in 2015 and 2016. Client is disabled and working with a social worker to apply for disability; her only current income is TDAP. She owes about $2200 in unpaid taxes & penalties. She is hoping that her disability application will be approved, and she will be able to redeem once she begins receiving that income. She is seeking an attorney to help her determine whether this plan is viable and if so, help her implement it. If interested in this case, contact Ellyn Riedl at firstname.lastname@example.org or 443-451-4079.
Baltimore County 16-0123580 Landlord/Tenant
Elderly client seeks assistance with retrieving her security deposit. Client receives housing subsidy. On 9/30/2015, client signed a lease contract and paid $259.00 security deposit. However, she did not receive the keys because the unit was in need of repairs prior to her moving in. On 12/2/15 Client wrote a letter to the apartment complex manager informing her that she had found an apartment somewhere else and would be moving into that unit on 12/19/15. Client received security deposit check in the amount of $259.87 which was deposited into her bank account on 2/12/16. Client received a letter dated 2/11/16 informing her that she owed market rent for the month of December in the amount of $535.00. Client only receives less than $900/month Social Security income. She does not believe she should have to pay for a unit she never had possession of given that she never received the keys. If interested in this case, contact Makeisha Gibson at email@example.com or 443-451-4072.
Carroll County Bankruptcy 16-0118813
Client is seeking assistance with filing bankruptcy. Client has never filed bankruptcy before. He does not own any real property or land. His total debt is estimated at 24k. Debts consist of student loans (in deferment), credit cards, judgments, & repossessions. His only source of income is veteran’s benefits. Client has not filed tax returns as his income is from veteran’s benefits, and does not have any child support or alimony obligations, or tax issues. Client has completed CCCS and gathered tax returns. If interested in this case, contact Monica Fulwood at firstname.lastname@example.org or 443-451-4087.
Frederick Custody 16-0122680
Victim of domestic violence need help with establishing custody for the first time. Parties were never married and they have one child, age 2 years old, who currently resides with client. Client/mother states she has a protective order against father that allows him to see the child once a week at daycare and every other weekend at his parents’ house. The protective order expires in June 2017. Client filed for custody on 6/16/16 and is seeking sole physical/ legal custody. She is unsure what custody arrangement father is seeking. A PLH took place on 9/26/16, OP didn’t attend and Client was awarded PL legal and physical custody of minor. As of today the following hearings are scheduled: Settlement Conference on 1/10/17 at 9:00am, Pre-Trial Conference on 3/1/17 at 2:00pm & Merits Hearing on 4/13/17 at 10:00am. If interested in this case, contact LaKisha Overton at email@example.com or 443-451-4089.
Harford County Custody 16-0124390
Mother/client is seeking representation for a custody matter. This is the first time establishing custody. Parties never married. They have 2 children ages 3yrs and 5yrs old. Client is seeking joint physical/ legal custody and child support. She believes father will be seeking joint custody as well. The children currently reside with her. Parties have an informal agreement in place where father gets the children every other weekend and visits briefly two days a week for an hour or two. Paternity is not being disputed. CPS/DSS has not been involved. There are no active protective orders and no history of domestic violence. Nothing has been filed for child custody and/or support. If interested in this case, contact Monica Fulwood at firstname.lastname@example.org or 443-451-4087.
Howard County Custody 16-0123335
Client/mother is seeking assistance with a custody matter. This is the first time establishing custody. Parties were not married. They have 3 children from the relationship, a set of twins age 4 yrs. old and a 6 yr. old. The children currently reside with the client. The client is seeking sole physical/legal custody of the children and reasonable access with OP/ father. Op /father is seeking joint custody. Client states they currently have an informal agreement where OP gets the children every other weekend. Op filed for joint custody of the children in May and even attempted to get a protective order against her, but it was denied. Client also filed for child support, prior to Op filing custody. Op is represented by an attorney. No CPS/DSS. No Po’s. If interested in this case, contact Monica Fulwood at email@example.com or 443-451-4087.
Montgomery County LL/T Security Deposit Return 16-0124328
Client would like the return of her security deposit. She lived at the property for five months and moved out two months ago. Client last spoke to the landlord approximately one month ago regarding her security deposit & several other issues. Client states that landlord sexually harassed her and emotionally harassed her mother and daughters. Client’s security deposit was $1250.00 as well has her monthly rent payments. If interested in this case, contact LaKisha Overton at firstname.lastname@example.org or 443-451-4089.
Somerset County Absolute Divorce 16-0122380
Student with limited income needs help with an Absolute Divorce. Parties were married in Nigeria on December 1, 2007, separated since January 4, 2016. Parties have no minor children and do not own any property. OP filed for an Absolute Divorce on April 1, 2016 and an amended complaint on June 6, 2016 on the grounds of desertion and cruel/excessively vicious conduct. Client filed his answer on April 1, 2016 denying allegations; stating OP had him removed from house by taking his name off of lease and he did not leave voluntarily. Overall, Client would like help with dismissing the grounds OP filed her complaint on for the Absolute Divorce. OP is represented by Steve Cox, Esq. As of today there is a Divorce Hearing on December 6, 2016 at 9:30am. If interested in this case, contact LaKisha Overton at email@example.com or 443-451-4089.
Washington County Divorce 16-0124425
Wife/client needs assistance with her pending divorce matter. Parties have been living separate and apart for over one year. Client states that husband committed adultery and is living with his girlfriend. There are no children from. Client filed for absolute divorce in December 2015. Parties went to court on 8/11/16 and the case was continued until October 2016 because client didn’t have all of her paperwork completed and suggest she get an attorney. Client is seeking alimony. Husband is contesting. If interested in this case, contact LaKisha Overton at firstname.lastname@example.org or 443-451-4089.
Updated: October 20, 2016