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What Should I Do When He Refuses to Pay Child Support in Maryland?

What Should I Do When He Refuses to Pay Child Support in Maryland?

  • October 27th, 2015
  • LaSheena Washington
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  Under Maryland law, every child has a right to receive support from both parents even if the parents are separated, divorced, or were never married. Child support can include monetary support, health care costs, past-due monetary support, or reimbursement. If the parent obligated to make child support payments fails…

10 New Laws That Take Effect Thursday in Maryland

10 New Laws That Take Effect Thursday in Maryland

  • September 30th, 2015
  • Julius Blattner
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10 New Laws that Take Effect Thursday in Maryland New laws approved this year in Maryland will take effect on Thursday. Here are some of the ones you should know about. RESIDENCY REQUIREMENT FOR DIVORCE Those applying for divorces in Maryland are now required to reside in Maryland for a…

Marriage and the Road to U.S. Lawful Permanent Residency

Marriage and the Road to U.S. Lawful Permanent Residency

  • June 26th, 2015
  • Gabriel Moreno
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With marriage being the topic of discussion, it only seems appropriate to discuss marriage from an immigration standpoint. As to same-sex marriage, most arguments against it could have been applied to heterosexual marriage. The legalization of same sex marriage was the reasonable and logical conclusion to be determined by the…

The Quickest Way to Get a Divorce in Maryland

The Quickest Way to Get a Divorce in Maryland

  • June 5th, 2015
  • LaSheena Washington
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Of the many calls we get from potential clients calling about getting a divorce, I am frequently asked what is the quickest way to do this. This question usually comes from those who are lucky enough to have what is called an uncontested case. This means that the spouses are…

It’s Complicated: Third-Party Visitation Rights in Maryland

It’s Complicated: Third-Party Visitation Rights in Maryland

  • May 21st, 2015
  • LaSheena Washington
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For many biological parents, establishing child custody and visitation is an important part of their separation or divorce. However, a strong desire to establish a stable visitation schedule isn’t only important for a minor child’s biological parents. Many third parties such as grandparents, stepparents, and domestic partners of a biological…

Who’s your daddy? A look at Paternity cases in Maryland

Who’s your daddy? A look at Paternity cases in Maryland

  • May 12th, 2015
  • Kumudha Kumarachandran
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Questions as to the paternity of a minor child are very common and can often require the court’s involvement. Both mothers and potential fathers can bring a Complaint to Determine Paternity in front of the court.  The court can also order paternity testing in cases where minor children are in…

Maryland Family Law Update: Mutual Consent Divorce

Maryland Family Law Update: Mutual Consent Divorce

  • April 27th, 2015
  • LaSheena Washington
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Many marriages deteriorate naturally. There is no cheating or abuse. There is no abandonment or harassment. There are no bitter feelings and regrets. The couple simply grows apart and mutually decides that they want to permanently end their relationship. Under current Maryland law, in order for a Magistrate or Circuit…

When She Won’t Let You See Your Child: Dealing with Visitation Interference in Maryland

When She Won’t Let You See Your Child: Dealing with Visitation Interference in Maryland

  • March 24th, 2015
  • LaSheena Washington
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Visitation interference is the intentional and unjustified refusal to follow a court ordered visitation agreement. According to the the United States Census Bureau, over 80% of custodial parents are mothers. Approximately 50% of custodial mothers feel that there is no value in the noncustodial father maintaining continued contact with his children….

When the Celebration Ends: Dealing with Domestic Violence this Holiday Season

When the Celebration Ends: Dealing with Domestic Violence this Holiday Season

  • December 3rd, 2014
  • LaSheena Washington
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Celebrating the holiday season can be a joyous and happy occasion; but, it can also create significant financial stress, and challenge already strained relationships. For many families, the stress of the season combined with heightened emotions can culminate in domestic disputes. As a result of these tensions, Maryland law enforcement…

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