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October 27th, 2015
LaSheena Washington
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…
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September 30th, 2015
Julius Blattner
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…
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June 5th, 2015
LaSheena Washington
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…
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May 21st, 2015
LaSheena Washington
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…
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May 12th, 2015
Kumudha Kumarachandran
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…
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April 27th, 2015
LaSheena Washington
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…
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March 24th, 2015
LaSheena Washington
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….
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February 9th, 2015
Kumudha Kumarachandran
People tend to think that if it involves children, custody, and families in general it’s Family Law. If it’s brought by the State and involves abuse or neglect, they assume it’s Criminal Law. However, when the Department of Social Services (DSS) gets involved in matters of child abuse or neglect,…
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December 3rd, 2014
LaSheena Washington
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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