Alternative Dispute Resolution: The Benefits of Arbitration and Mediation

The attorneys at Bodie, Dolina, Hobbs, Friddell & Grenzer, P.A. have extensive experience in representing clients in legal disputes informally and out of court, through alternative dispute resolution. What is it? Alternative dispute resolution (ADR) offers individuals that are engaged in a civil dispute a method of settling issues outside of court. Addressing civil disputes…

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2016 is a Good Year to Review Your Trusts

Laws that affect estate planning and administration are constantly evolving. It is important that you continually update your estate each year to ensure that it properly represents your interests. This includes critically reviewing any existing trusts that you may have. Before we touch on why it is important to review your trusts in 2016, let’s…

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Christopher McNally to Speak at MMHA Lead Paint Seminar September 30th

On September 30th, Bodie Partner Christopher McNally will be presenting a class to the Maryland Multi Housing Association, Owners and Property Managers about lead law and lead compliance. The 3 hour interactive discussion will provide information and explain methods that can help attendees to take a proactive approach to lead compliance. Christopher McNally co-supervises the…

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Will the Obergefell Decision Affect Healthcare Benefits?

In the wake of the Supreme Court decision legalizing same-sex marriage across the nation, employers are reevaluating health benefits to include same-sex spouses. However, these adjustments may jeopardize the healthcare benefits for those in domestic partnerships, unmarried unions and common law marriages.  The landmark decision regarding same-sex marriage not only altered laws regarding marriage equality,…

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Understanding Bankruptcy Exemptions

When filing for bankruptcy, one is not required to surrender all of their assets and property. Exemptions allow protection for certain property and at times its’ value, depending on the type of bankruptcy that has been filed. Bankruptcy exemptions safeguard certain possessions and property, or adjust how payments are made, when filing for Chapter 7…

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Rules Order Issued Amending the Motion for Summary Judgment Rule

On March 2, 2015, the Court of Appeals issued a Rules Order amending the Motion for Summary Judgment Rule (Md. Rule 2-501). Before the amendment, the rule permitted the making (written or oral) of a motion for summary judgment, at essentially any time during the proceeding, even after any deadline imposed by a scheduling order.…

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When Your Marriage is Not Working, A Prenuptial Agreement Will

The lawyers at Bodie, Attorneys at Law discuss the importance of obtaining a prenuptial agreement before you say ‘I do.’  Conversing with your future spouse about a prenuptial agreement can be an uncomfortable and tense situation. However, it is important to be honest about your respective financial positions before your big day, to ensure that…

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Laws Regarding Payday Advances and Check Cashing

The experienced bankruptcy attorneys from Bodie, Attorneys at Law, discuss payday advances and check cashing parameters in Maryland. Coming up short when it’s time to pay a bill can be alarming. For many individuals, check cashing and payday advances can be a viable option when trying to secure additional funds. However, before you use these…

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Estate Planning: 7 Things to do Before You Pass

The experienced estate planning attorneys at Bodie, Attorneys at Law outline steps to guide you in preparing your estate to best support the loved ones you leave behind. Unfortunately immortality is not a realistic aspiration in 2015. With that, it is important that you have a plan in place in the unlikely event of your…

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