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Monthly Archives: September 2020


Protective Orders for Victims of Domestic Violence in Maryland

By Schlaich & Thompson, Chartered |

A protective order is a legal device available to the Maryland state courts in cases of domestic violence. These orders can help stop ongoing abuse and guard against future harm. But unlike peace orders, which are available to most abused victims, protective orders are restricted to situations where the abuser and victim are related…. Read More »

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Annulment of Void or Invalid Marriages in Maryland

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Maryland family law provides a legal basis for most married couples to seek a divorce — in both no-fault and at-fault situations. On the other hand, annulment is only available to people who entered into a void or invalid marriage. Stated otherwise, Maryland family law restricts annulment to marriages that were unlawful, performed incorrectly,… Read More »

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What is the Difference Between Limited & Absolute Divorce in Maryland?

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When a couple decides to end their marriage and pursue a divorce in Maryland, there are several different legal routes available. Maryland family law provides for both limited (temporary) and absolute (permanent) divorces. Furthermore, either spouse can request an at-fault absolute divorce, or both spouses can agree to a no-fault absolute divorce. Limited Divorce… Read More »

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Temporary Removal of Abused or Neglected Children in Maryland

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When domestic violence involves abuse or neglect of a child in Maryland, there are special procedures in place to protect the child’s best interests. In narrowly constructed situations, Maryland law even allows temporary removal of a child from their home. And if the child returns to their parent, custodian, or guardian, there are oversight… Read More »

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