Jason Ostendorf

Jason Ostendorf

Law Office of Jason Ostendorf LLC
  • Appeals & Appellate, Divorce, Family Law ...
  • Maryland
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Law Office of Jason Ostendorf LLC proudly represents Maryland residents in appeals, family law matters, personal injury and consumer protection cases. Mr. Ostendorf has built a solid reputation as a Baltimore, Maryland divorce lawyer, stop foreclosure advocate, personal injury and appellate attorney. The law firm primarily handles cases in Baltimore, Towson, Annapolis and Owings Mills, MD. Mr. Ostendorf enjoys a niche practice as a Maryland appeals lawyer. He is among the few appellate attorneys who have had the privilege to argue before the Maryland Court of Appeals. Mr. Ostendorf also regularly provides representation in the Maryland Court of Special Appeals, US Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals and US Supreme Court. As a Baltimore, Maryland divorce lawyer, Mr. Ostendorf handles all aspects of the high income divorce. He has a wealth of success in protecting clients' rights relating to alimony, high assets and property division, child custody, visitation and more. If the opposing spouse does not willingly enter into a separation agreement, Mr. Ostendorf is renown for providing relentless courtroom advocacy. To the dismay of big banks, Mr. Ostendorf is also a relentless foreclosure defense advocate. He is one of the few Maryland foreclosure attorneys who truly know how to stop foreclosure and save homes. Moreover, Mr. Ostendorf is often able to turn a foreclosure around on the bank with a consumer protection lawsuit. Whether the case involves a breach of contract, false affidavits or fraud, homeowners can count on Mr. Ostendorf to protect their rights. Lastly, Mr. Ostendorf is an experienced Maryland personal injury lawyer. Whether the case involves a car accident, truck accident, slip and fall, or legal malpractice, negligence, assault, battery, libel, slander, defamation, fraud or other tort, Mr. Ostendorf can help clients obtain the full and fair compensation they deserve.

Practice Areas
Appeals & Appellate
Civil Appeals, Federal Appeals
Collaborative Law, Contested Divorce, Military Divorce, Property Division, Same Sex Divorce, Spousal Support & Alimony, Uncontested Divorce
Family Law
Adoption, Child Custody, Child Support, Father's Rights, Guardianship & Conservatorship, Paternity, Prenups & Marital Agreements, Restraining Orders, Same Sex Family Law
Foreclosure Defense
Consumer Law
Class Action, Lemon Law
Personal Injury
Animal & Dog Bites, Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death
Civil Rights
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Discrimination, Employment, Fair Housing, Police Misconduct, Privacy Law
Arbitration & Mediation
Business - Arbitration/Mediation, Consumer - Arbitration/Mediation, Family - Arbitration/Mediation
Entertainment & Sports Law
Landlord Tenant
Evictions, Housing Discrimination, Landlord Rights, Rent Control, Tenants' Rights
Legal Malpractice
Medical Malpractice
Birth Injury, Medical Misdiagnosis, Pharmacy Errors, Surgical Errors
Products Liability
Drugs & Medical Devices, Motor Vehicle Defects, Toxic Torts
White Collar Crime
Additional Practice Area
  • Insurance Bad Faith
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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4th Circuit
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U.S. Supreme Court
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  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Law Office of Jason Ostendorf LLC
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Maryland Lawyer - Lawyer for Maryland divorce, appeals, stop foreclosure, consumer protection, and loan modifications.
University of Baltimore
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York College of Pennsylvania
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Articles & Publications
What To Do After a Car Accident
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Foreclosure Defense Basics
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6 Questions Answered
Q. If the motion to compel documents was granted. Will sanction occur if documents are submitted in a timely matter after?
A: I see you're in Prince George's County. Although I'm a [Baltimore County child custody lawyer](https://www.ostendorflaw.com/practice_areas/maryland-child-custody-lawyer.php), the same principles would apply in your jurisdiction as we are discussing Maryland law generally.

Generally, if a motion to compel is granted by a court, it means that the court has ordered you to provide certain documents to the other party. The issue of sanctions can depend on a variety of factors, including the reason why the documents weren't initially provided, the timing of the provision of documents, and the specific instructions given by the judge when granting the motion to compel.

If you provide the documents within the time frame specified by the court (in this case, within 5 days), you are complying with the court's order, and this may be taken into consideration when the court is deciding whether to impose sanctions. However, it's not guaranteed that you won't be sanctioned. Sanctions could still be imposed if the court believes they are warranted, for example, if the court finds that the initial failure to provide the documents was unjustified or caused unnecessary delays or costs.

Given the potential financial and legal implications of this situation, it would be wise to consult with a legal professional in your area. They can provide you with advice tailored to the specifics of your case, and help you understand your best course of action to minimize potential sanctions.
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Q. If a man gives a woman an engagement ring and then he calls off the engagement/wedding is the ring his property or hers?
A: I see you're in Edgewater, MD. Although I'm a <a href="https://www.ostendorflaw.com/practice_areas/maryland-divorce-lawyer.php">divorce lawyer in Baltimore County</a>, I can provide some general guidance on this issue as it's a common question that often arises when engagements end.

In Maryland, an engagement ring is typically considered a conditional gift, that is, a gift given with the understanding that a certain event – in this case, a marriage – will take place. If that event doesn't happen, the giver of the gift (the man in your scenario) may have a right to get the gift back. In other words, if the man gives the woman an engagement ring and then he calls off the engagement or wedding, he may be able to claim that the ring should be returned to him.

However, it's important to note that this is a general principle and there can be exceptions. The specifics of the situation, including the exact words and actions at the time the ring was given, can impact the outcome. For example, if the ring was given as a gift for a birthday or a holiday rather than specifically as an engagement ring, the recipient might be able to argue that it was an unconditional gift and she should be allowed to keep it.

Every case is unique and depends on its particular facts.
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Q. I am the appellee, pro se, in a Maryland district court Peace Order Case Appeal. The appeallant, is opposing lawyer in
A: Thank you for your appellate law question. Appeals from a peace order compromise a unique form of appellate review. Based on the information provided, you may have several options. If you act quickly within applicable deadlines, there may be grounds to move to dismiss the appeal for improper service. Alternatively, since the appeal appears to be de novo, you may be able to strengthen your case by providing additional evidence. As with any appeal, you should promptly contact an experienced appellate attorney.
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Law Office of Jason Ostendorf LLC
201 International Circle
Suite 230
Hunt Valley, MD 21030
Toll-Free: (410) 891-5624
Monday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday: 9 AM - 5 PM (Today)
Wednesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed