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Slip and Fall You’ll never believe how this client got injured… You can picture it clearly in your mind: A black and white film shows an empty street. A man in a nice suit approaches a banana peel on the sidewalk. Happily, he walks along, oblivious to the remains of the fruit, until – BAM-…

Defferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Supreme Court on Verge of DACA/DAPA Decision In 2014, President Obama expanded the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program and created the Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Resident(s) (DAPA) program. The DACA and DAPA programs would allow undocumented immigrants to obtain work authorization if they…

Diminished Value Claims in Motor Vehicle Accidents Following a motor vehicle accident, people are generally aware that the at-fault party will be responsible for repairing their vehicle. The at-fault insurance company may need to complete its investigation as to liability, but ultimately they will be responsible for fixing the victim’s motor vehicle. However, what most…

child support

MARYLAND CHILD SUPPORT GUIDELINES In Maryland when considering how to calculate child support the Court looks at the income of both parents. The idea behind this, is that children should be entitled to the same income they would receive had the parents lived together. In order to establish or modify child support the court will…

Navigating Administrative and Board Hearings Administrative and board hearings are alternatives to a typical court case but in many ways can be more damaging and economically disruptive. Rather than adjudicating state or Federal law, which typical court cases do, these hearings deal with the internal rules and regulations set by that particular agency or board….

USCIS About to Raise Application Fees for Immigrants The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (“DHS”) has proposed an increase of the fees for application processing by 21%. This will make it nearly impossible for families and immigrants to adjust their status, apply for citizenship, or bring a family member to the United States. As it…

After months of detention Stewart Detainee released on bond In late October 2015, a client of ours came into the office and informed us that her mother, father, and younger sister were detained in Texas. Her father, Mr. M, was separated from her mom and sister. In the middle of the night, ICE officers entered…

Slip and Falls and a Forbidden Clause Slip and falls, aka premises liability, are common ways that everyday folks get injured. People slip and fall on all kinds of premises: grocery stores, gyms, other people’s residences, and common areas. When you slip and subsequently fall, you have a right to compensation. Sometimes we slip and…