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Monthly Archives: May 2020

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Domestic Violence & Child Abuse or Neglect in Maryland

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Domestic violence laws in Maryland provide special considerations for child victims of abuse or neglect. In these unfortunate situations, state law requires mandatory reporting of suspected abuse or neglect. This allows state agencies to act swiftly to protect at-risk children. When there is any indication of harm or injury to a child, extraordinary measures… Read More »

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What is an Absolute Divorce Under Maryland Family Law?

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Even though marriage is supposed to last forever, divorce is a common reality for many spouses. When two spouses are unable to resolve their differences, Maryland family law allows them to pursue an absolute divorce. Unlike limited divorce, which can be reversed, absolute divorce is permanent. In order to pursue an absolute divorce in… Read More »

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When Does Assault Become Domestic Violence Under Maryland Law?

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Domestic violence in Maryland represents the intersection of criminal and family law. That is because domestic violence only occurs between family or household members who share a certain type of relationship. Furthermore, domestic violence incorporates many types of criminal offenses, including various assault crimes. What are the Maryland Laws Governing Assault? Maryland law provides… Read More »

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Analyzing 3 Variations of Robbery Crimes in Maryland

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In Maryland, robbery crimes largely follow common law. This means that robbery occurs when a perpetrator steals a victim’s property using force or the threat of force. The perpetrator must also intend to permanently deprive the victim of ownership. At common law, robbery is a crime that combines theft and assault into one offense…. Read More »

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