If you’ve recently purchased a property at a tax lien sale in Maryland, you may be worried about how to complete the sale or the right of redemption that the former owner may have. The right of redemption allows the former owner to reclaim their property by paying off the outstanding tax debt and associated…

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Title Theft and Real Estate Fraud

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Introduction Title theft and fraud, in general, is one of the most common types of real estate crime that occurs in Maryland. Title thieves commit crimes such as forging signatures on deeds or using fake documents to obtain the title information for a property, and filing fraudulent document in probate to take all interest in…

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Lifting an Automatic Stay in Maryland Bankruptcy Court

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When someone files for bankruptcy, a court-ordered “automatic stay” prevents creditors from continuing any collection efforts. This is designed to give a person breathing room to get on top of their finances and find debt relief. If you are a creditor, it may be necessary to lift the automatic stay to make sure you protect…

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Low-Wage Worker Noncompete Agreements Get Banned in Maryland

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By The Law Offices of Ruben and Ruben If you run a business, you need to know about how Maryland has changed its rules regarding non-compete agreements for “low-wage†employees. Last month, it became prohibited for an employer to make an employee sign a non-compete agreement if that employee earned less than $15 an hour or…

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Maryland Puppy Shops Sue State Attorney General

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By The Law Offices of Ruben and Ruben On August 23, 2019, several puppy shops in Maryland sued the state’s attorney general in federal court, claiming the “No More Puppy-Mill Pups Act†is unconstitutional due to discriminating against interstate commerce from breeders who live out of state. According to the federal Commerce Clause, Congress has the…

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5 Ways to Stop a Foreclosure Before It Even Begins

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By The Law Offices of Ruben and Ruben If you miss mortgage payments, your lender can file a Notice of Default to start the foreclosure process. Fortunately, there are many tools you can utilize to buy yourself additional time and stop the foreclosure entirely. However, these tools can be time-consuming, unreliable, and extremely damaging to your…

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