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Minimum Amount of Debt Required to File for Bankruptcy

Published on Aug 6, 2020 at 5:12 pm in Bankruptcy.

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What may be a minimal amount of debt to some, could be astronomical to others. As debt piles up, there may be a point where bills and required monthly payments are no longer manageable. If that’s the case, filing for bankruptcy could become a solution. In the event, however, you do not have tens or hundreds of thousands of dollars in debt, you may be wondering what the minimum amount of debt required is to file for bankruptcy. Let’s take a look at debt amounts and some common indicators that bankruptcy might be the right option for a healthier financial future.

How Long Does Bankruptcy Stay on Your Credit Report?

Published on Jul 29, 2020 at 2:45 pm in Bankruptcy.

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Unexpected events like job loss and medical issues can result in financial hardship. If someone reaches a point where they are overwhelmed financially and they’ve exhausted all other options, bankruptcy is an option. Declaring bankruptcy is a big decision and it has a significant impact on a person’s credit. Once the bankruptcy filing is listed on a credit report, it has the potential to affect the score for years. Let’s take a look at why bankruptcy negatively affects a credit report and how long the declaration remains on the report.

How Do You Report a Truck Driver?

Published on Jul 28, 2020 at 2:52 pm in Truck Accidents.

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Chances are when you’re driving on a highway or even a more rural road, you’ll likely see a truck driver. Most times, you can both coexist on the road without problems because truck drivers are highly trained. Unfortunately, sometimes truckers can be exhausted, intoxicated, or distracted at the wheel, and cause an accident with an object or another vehicle on the road. When that happens, you could report them for their reckless driving.

How Are Telemedicine Mistakes Handled in a Medical Malpractice Case?

Published on Jul 27, 2020 at 5:57 pm in Medical Malpractice.

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As technology continues to evolve in the medical field, patients have more options when it comes to seeking care. Telemedicine allows patients to use their devices to consult with a doctor remotely and get advice or treatment. In most cases, the systems are designed for patients who are experiencing common ailments. As with any other form of medical care, however, mistakes are possible. With how new telemedicine still is, it’s not always clear as to how telemedicine mistakes are handled in a medical malpractice case.

Summer Fun in Baltimore During COVID-19

Published on Jul 1, 2020 at 6:41 pm in Fun Stuff.

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Earlier this year, you likely began making summer plans. Some of those plans may have included concerts, trips to the beach, festivals, and other common summertime activities. With the spread of COVID-19, however, it’s likely many of those plans have changed. While you may not be able to participate in standard summer activities this year, there are still many fun and exciting things going on in Baltimore.

What Are the Advantages of Filing for Bankruptcy in Maryland?

Published on May 21, 2020 at 6:37 pm in Bankruptcy.

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When dealing with significant, uncontrollable debt, many people turn to filing for bankruptcy as a solution. Often times, bankruptcy is a way to stop a foreclosure on a house, a repossession on a car, or wage garnishment. If you’re in a troubling financial situation and are looking into your options, you’ll want to know what the advantages are of filing for bankruptcy in Maryland.

The Importance of Working With a Lawyer When Filing for Bankruptcy

Published on May 18, 2020 at 10:18 pm in Bankruptcy.

While bankruptcy filings have been decreasing since 2010, there are still many people who are struggling financially. Common money problems revolve around unexpected and extensive medical bills, insurmountable credit card debt with high-interest rates, and unaffordable mortgage payments.

If you find yourself in a situation where you’re struggling with bills and have reached your limit, you may want to consider bankruptcy and what filing could mean for your future. Depending on your situation, bankruptcy could offer you a chance at a clean slate and the opportunity to build a healthy financial situation for you and your family. Filing, however, is complicated. Fortunately, our bankruptcy lawyers in Baltimore are here for you. Let’s take a look at the importance of working with a lawyer when filing for bankruptcy in Maryland.

How to File for Bankruptcy in Maryland

Published on May 18, 2020 at 10:08 pm in Bankruptcy.

If you’re having trouble paying your bills to the point you’re completely overwhelmed with debt, you may be a candidate for bankruptcy. Prior to making any financial decisions regarding debt management, it’s important to understand your rights and options, as well as the potential consequences for what actions you decide to take. At Belsky, Weinberg & Horowitz, LLC, we can teach you how to file for bankruptcy in Maryland and help you decide if that’s the best way to manage your debt.

What Are the Fines for Using a Smartphone While Driving in Maryland?

Published on May 14, 2020 at 5:18 pm in Car Accidents.

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Using a cell phone while driving in Maryland is against the law. While this is a step in the right direction for preventing deaths from smartphone-related distracted driving accidents, people still use their cell phones behind the wheel. In 2017, 14% of fatalities in distracted driving crashes were specifically caused by cell phone use, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Even though our state has these laws in place for the safety of everybody on the road, people still break the law every day.

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