Charles County, Maryland was founded in 1658 and is one of three Maryland counties that make up the Southern Maryland region. As of 2010, Charles County had a population of just over 146,000 people. The county's seat is in La Plata and the bulk of the County is bordered by the Potomac River and the Patuxent River.
Other than the County Government and County schools, the two largest employers in Charles County are Naval Surface Warfare Center and the College of Southern Maryland. Charles County is also home to several large facilities including Civista Medical Center, Southern Maryland Electrical Cooperative, The Willis Group, and Genesis HealthCare.
For the 12 month period ending March, 2013, there were just over 23,000 bankruptcy filings in Maryland. Of those filings, about 729 were filed out of Charles County, or roughly 3%. The total for Maryland represents a roughly 7% decrease from the year before. The vast majority of filings out of Charles County are Chapter 7 filings. While financial times may be getting better, Charles County's proximity to government/military employment makes its residents extremely susceptible to the impact of government spending cuts and sequestration. This financial reality makes it hard for people to feel like things are getting better and they may not be.
Skeen and Kauffman LLP is proud to serve the residents of Charles County through our Southern Maryland office location in Great Mills, Maryland. Skeen and Kauffman does have plans to expand office locations into Charles County in late 2013 so we may better serve the communities of Charles County including Waldorf, La Plata, Indian Head, Hughesville, St. Charles, White Plains, Potomac Hights, Newburg, and Nanjemoy.