Posts Tagged ‘Catonsville District Court’

How a lawyer who speaks Spanish can make a difference

I have always believed that I could help the Immigrants in the Baltimore Latino community by speaking Spanish. Therefore, I have spent the last five years studying Spanish on a daily basis. Here is an important example of why this is can be so helpful to my clients. I have a client from Honduras. He…

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If you are being sued by a debt collector, make them prove their case! Part Two

Recently, I have successfully defended two defendants in debt collection cases involving old credit card bills.  In each case, my clients (the defendants) either did not remember ever creating the debt or being serviced with the suit papers. In both cases we reached favorable outcomes because we demanded strict proof that could not be provided…

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If you have Federal Loans, what is an IBR, PAYE or ICR?

If you have Federal Student Loans, you may know that IBR means Income Based Repayment. You may also have heard of the PAYE Program, which stands for Pay As You Earn. Or, if you have an older Federal Student Loan, you may have heard of ICR which is the abbreviation for Income Contingent Repayment. These…

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DON’T COSIGN ON THAT STUDENT LOAN OR CAR LOAN DEBT!!

If you are a parent and your child is going off to college, you will want to help your student through these formative years. However, resist the urge to co-sign on you child’s student loans. Here is the reason- 5 or 10 years from now, when you child is between jobs and cannot make the…

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What if I become delinquent on my Federal Student Loans?

Fortunately, if you have Federal Student Loans, you will have options to deal with your delinquency.  However, you will need help from an attorney versed in these options to overcome these problems. First, you will need to cure this default.  There are two ways to do this:  Consolidation and Rehabilitation.  Both of these methods will improve…

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Are my Student Loans Federal or private?

This is a very important question if you have Student Loans that you still owe.  It may have been a long time since you took out the Student Loans or the name of the company to whom you are writing the check may have changed. But, this is a very important question to ask.  The…

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A story about Citizenship for July 4th

A few weeks ago I helped CASA of Maryland with people who wanted to file Application for citizenship. I very much enjoy assisting these people. Each person had lived in America for many years. But, until now none of them obtained US nationality. Helping immigrants obtain citizenship interests me a lot because I remember that…

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Five things you can do to help speed up your Social Security Disability claim

As an attorney who handles Social Security Disability cases, I know how slow the Social Security Administration is in ruling on Disability claims. Now, a recent article in the Baltimore Sun dated June 3, 2014, “Area SSA disability backlog is growing” by John Fritze, says that the delay for a hearing in front of a Baltimore…

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