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Court Procedures


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Navigating Discovery in Circuit Court

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Service of Process for Pro Se Litigants

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Submitting Evidence

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Court – What to Know Before You Go

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Consumer Law


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I Think My Identity Has Been Stolen - Now What?

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Identity Theft Prevention

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Basics of Bankruptcy

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How Does the Affidavit Judgment Docket Work?

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Bankruptcy Bypass

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Debt Settlement Misconceptions and What You Need to Know

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Debt Consolidation

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Debt Collection - Garnishment

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Debt Collection - Reducing Hospital Bills

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Debt Collection - Consumer & Housing Resources in Maryland

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Debt Collection - So You Have a Judgment, Now What?

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Debt Collection - Credit Repair

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Taking Out Loans - Cosigning

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Taking Out Loans - Illegal Lending in Maryland

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Financial Exploitation - 10 Tips for Avoiding Undue Influence

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Financial Exploitation

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Financial Exploitation - Intimate Partner Financial Exploitation

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Financial Exploitation - Scams

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Financial Exploitation - Student Loans

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Funeral Scams

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Criminal Record Relief


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Expunging Cannabis Charges

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New Expungement Law - Redeem Act

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MVA Record Expungement

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MVA Traffic Citations

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The Expungement of Criminal Records

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Expungement of Records

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Eliminacion de Antecedentes Penanles

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Modifying a Criminal Sentence

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Pardons

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Shielding

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Shielding Peace Orders and Protective Orders

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Getting a Job on Parole

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Working with a Public Defender

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Automatic Expungements

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Estate Planning and Estate Administration


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Avoiding Probate

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Why Estate Planning Matters

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Life Estate Deeds

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Probate 101

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Estate Debt: Are You Liable?

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Document Template

Advance Health Care Directive

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Document Template

Financial Power of Attorney

This form must be signed and notarized, but you can print and complete it yourself. It is strongly recommended that you seek help from an attorney to complete this document so that you can take the right steps to avoid financial exploitation.

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Resource Guide

Older Adult Resource Guide - Maryland

Maryland Baltimore City

Family Law


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How To Legally Change My Name

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How To Legally Change My Name

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Child Custody in Maryland

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Filing for Initial Child Custody and Modifying Custody

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Preparing For Your Divorce or Custody Case

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Child Support

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The Required Information & Documents for Custody

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Birth Certificates

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2023 Maryland Legislation on Divorce Laws

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Third Party Custody

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Third Party Custody vs. De Facto Parenting – What’s the Difference?

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Guide to Third Party Custody – What’s the Difference?

Written by Family Law Attorney, Nancy Grimm

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Divorce and Custody Workbook - Maryland Peoples Law

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Housing Law


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The Water Accountability and Equity Act

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Housing Resources

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Water Bills

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Facturas De Agua 101

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Reverse Mortgages

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Unsafe Living Conditions

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Homestead Tax Credit

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Homeowners' Tax Credit

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Renters' Tax Credit

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Ground Rent

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How To Appeal Your Property Assessment

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Income Tax Controversy


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How to Find a Reputable Tax Preparer

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Income Tax FAQs

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Earned Income Tax Credit

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1099

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How to Claim Economic Impact Payments (A.K.A. “Stimulus Checks”)

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Common Tax Credits

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