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Monthly Archives: April 2023


What Factors Influence Property Division In Maryland?

By Schlaich & Thompson, Chartered |

Many divorces involve the distribution of marital property. To ensure these assets are distributed in an equal manner, the state of Maryland relies on a process known as “property division.” Property division is a process that allows for marital property to be divided in an equitable manner. Only property that is considered “marital property”… Read More »

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What Are The Legal Elements Of Domestic Violence In Maryland?

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Domestic violence exists at the intersection of family and criminal law in Maryland. Based on specific requirements, domestic violence stands apart from many other criminal offenses. There are two fundamental elements to domestic violence under Maryland Code of Family Law Section 4-501: (1) The perpetrator must commit an act of abuse; and (2) The… Read More »

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Rejecting Maryland Child Custody For Neglect, Abuse Or Murder

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For divorced or unmarried parents, Maryland family law typically provides both parents with the right to obtain child custody rights. But in certain cases, the Maryland courts may determine that awarding custody rights would hurt the child’s best interests. For example, the Maryland courts may deny child custody rights for (1) likelihood of neglect/abuse,… Read More »

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Maryland Absolute Divorce: At-Fault Vs. No-Fault

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There are two types of divorce under Maryland family law — limited and absolute. Generally speaking, limited divorces are temporary and enable the parties to reconcile their differences. On the other hand, absolute divorce is permanent, without any avenue to resuming marriage thereafter. In addition, there are two main categories of absolute divorce —… Read More »

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