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Does Maryland Allow Third-Party Alimony Payments?

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Alimony under Maryland family law is a type of spousal support available after divorce. This type of support is designed to help a former spouse become self-sufficient after their marriage ends. The Maryland courts evaluate various factors to determine the appropriate amount and duration of alimony support payments. Maryland Code of Family Law Section… Read More »

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Maryland Violent Crimes: Sexual Offense In The 3rd/4th Degrees

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Sex-related offenses represent some of the most serious violent crimes under Maryland law. Within this domain, rape cases are treated with the most severity. But equally serious are sexual offense in the third and fourth degrees, which can result in confinement as well as criminal fines. Laws Against Sexual Offense in the Third Degree… Read More »

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Interstate Compact For Adoption & Medical Assistance In Maryland

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Under Maryland family law, adoption can be a relatively straightforward process. A child without parents — or whose parents renounced their rights — can find a new home through adoptive parents. Furthermore, Maryland offers various programs to provide financial assistance to adopted children, including certain medical benefits and services. The adoption process can become… Read More »

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Relocation Notice For Child Visitation In Maryland

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Child visitation enables parents and other parties to spend time with a child, even in the absence of legal custody rights. In some cases, Maryland law requires the custodial parent to provide notice before relocating the permanent residence of any child subject to visitation rights. Notification Prior to Child Relocation When a person has… Read More »

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Maryland Rolls Out New Penalties For Violating Protective Orders

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Domestic violence under Maryland law is an offense that involves abuse or threats of abuse between family or household members. The relationship between the perpetrator and victim makes this a unique criminal offense, one that also triggers the availability of protective orders. Protective orders are an important tool to help protect victims and halt… Read More »

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Does Child Support Involve Health Insurance In Maryland?

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Child support under Maryland family law imposes a financial duty on parents to provide for their child’s care. Generally speaking, the parents will split up child support obligations according to their respective incomes. Furthermore, parents are usually required to provide health insurance coverage for their child as well, if such coverage is available and… Read More »

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How Do Limited Divorces Work Under Maryland Family Law?

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Maryland family law does not provide a one-size-fits-all approach to divorce. Instead, there are separate options for limited and absolute divorces. An absolute divorce is permanent and signifies a formal end to marriage. On the other hand, a limited divorce allows for the possibility of reconciliation and the continuation of marriage. What are the… Read More »

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4 Common Aspects Of Property Division During Maryland Divorce

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When granting a divorce or annulment, the Maryland courts usually resolve any issues relating to property division at the same time. In the process, the courts decide the ownership of personal and real property. Though the courts can divide ownership between the parties or compel a sale and divide the proceeds. When dividing property… Read More »

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What Is The Maryland Traffic Offense Of Fleeing/Eluding Police?

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Within the domain of Maryland traffic offenses driving under the influence (DUI) and reckless or aggressive driving typically dominate the headlines. But those are not the only traffic offenses that result in criminal charges. Another common charge in the context of traffic offenses is fleeing or eluding police. How Does Maryland Define Fleeing or… Read More »

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What Are The Maryland Penalties For Different Robbery Crimes?

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The definition of robbery appears at Maryland Code of Criminal Law Section 3-401. Under this section, robbery occurs when the perpetrator: Takes another person’s property; Intends to permanently deprive that person of such property; and Uses force or the threat of force to complete the crime. Section 3-401, clarifies that robbery can include obtaining… Read More »

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