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Monthly Archives: April 2024


Common Defense To DUI Charges In Maryland

By Schlaich & Thompson, Chartered |

If you’ve been charged with DUI in the state of Maryland, you may feel hopeless about your prospects of beating the charge. While it’s true that the majority of DUI charges filed in Maryland do result in conviction, often, defendants have defenses available to them that they may not be aware of. In this… Read More »

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How Are Pets Treated In A Maryland Divorce?

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Washington D.C. recently passed a law allowing family court judges to consider “the best interests of the pet” when adjudicating a divorce case. This is the same standard that is used for children in all states across the country. While D.C. is in the minority, there is a growing trend across the U.S. to… Read More »

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The Best Interests Of The Child Standard Under Maryland Law

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Many years ago, the courts would often favor mothers in child custody hearings under the belief that children needed their mothers more than their fathers as they were growing up. The law in all 50 states has evolved from that standard and now employs another: the best interests of the children. In many states,… Read More »

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The Intentional Dissipation Of Marital Assets As A Factor In A Maryland Divorce

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In some cases, a spouse can be accused of intentionally dissipating marital assets or, in other words, spending money from the marital estate on things that are intentionally wasteful. When this happens, the court can consider the intentional dissipation of marital assets when dividing assets or awarding alimony. If you believe your spouse has… Read More »

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