Monthly Archives: October 2022
How Does Maryland Determine The Amount & Duration Of Alimony?
Alimony is a version of spousal support in Maryland that is available to certain people who were formerly married. The state courts may award alimony on its own or as part of a decree granting an annulment or absolute or limited divorce. Though if the parties executed a marital separation agreement with respect to… Read More »
Child Custody Training Program In Maryland For Abuse/Violence Cases
In any Maryland child custody proceeding, the state courts are responsible for safeguarding the best interests of the children involved. But in cases that may involve child abuse or domestic violence, there are additional considerations in play. To help judges and magistrates evaluate child custody in these situations, Maryland created a special training program… Read More »
Unlawful Possession Drug Crimes Under Maryland Law
Outside of exceptions for approved medical use, Maryland features a general prohibition on the possession of dangerous or addictive drugs. Referred to legally as controlled substances, any person who possesses drugs unlawfully can face serious penalties under Maryland law, though the penalties do fluctuate based on the type of substance and the number of… Read More »
What Is A Protective Order For Domestic Violence In Maryland?
Protective orders in Maryland are legal devices employed to protect victims of domestic violence from further abuse. These orders empower the state courts to take legal action and, ideally, prevent the abuser from inflicting further harm. When there is a likelihood of past or future abuse, a domestic violence victim may obtain an interim,… Read More »