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Analyzing Maryland Domestic Violence Laws Against Child Abuse & Neglect

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The State of Maryland features strict laws against domestic violence, including child abuse and neglect. Concerning children, specifically, parents and guardians have a duty to safeguard the health and safety of children under their care. If a person responsible for a child commits abuse or neglect, the state can remove the child temporarily to… Read More »

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Overview Of Identity Theft Crimes Under Maryland Law

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Identity theft is a white collar crime that seems to occur more frequently with the rise of technology. With so much personal identifying information available online these days — particularly from a financial or medical standpoint — identity theft occurs on a regular basis in Maryland and across the United States. Accordingly, there are… Read More »

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Can Nonconsensual Sexual Acts Terminate Child Custody Rights In Maryland?

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Under Maryland family law, both of a child’s birth parents typically enjoy the same rights from a child custody perspective. But there are certain circumstances in which a parent does not have custody or visitation rights with respect to their child. This outcome applies to circumstances where pregnancy occurs because of a sex crime,… Read More »

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How Do the Courts Oversee Property Division During a Maryland Divorce?

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When a married couple files for divorce in Maryland, the state courts are responsible for overseeing the process of property division. Relying on established criteria, the Maryland state courts must ensure that the division of marital property is fair and equitable to both spouses involved. In order to do so, the state courts have… Read More »

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What is the Determination Process for Alimony in Maryland?

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Under Maryland family law, the subject of alimony often arises during the process of completing a divorce. These support payments can help a former spouse regain self-sufficiency or address financial imbalances between the former couple. Certain couples reach an understanding and execute an agreement that addresses alimony. Though in many cases, the Maryland state… Read More »

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Maryland Man Pleads Guilty to U.S. Federal Drug Crimes

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A 40-year-old man from Bowie, Maryland pleaded guilty to federal charges for several drug crimes and bribery of a government official, according to a press release by the United States Attorney’s Office, District of Maryland. The investigation of this incident traces back to August 2018. That is when federal officials from the United States… Read More »

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Dissecting 3 Aspects of Child Support Obligations in Maryland

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When unmarried or divorced people have a child together, Maryland child support laws require each parent to share financial responsibility. Ultimately, the Maryland courts approve child support arrangements between parents, ensuring that any such arrangement serves the best interests of the children involved. The amount of child support each parent pays can change based… Read More »

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3 FAQs on Domestic Violence in Maryland

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Domestic violence represents a unique intersection of the Maryland family and criminal codes. Unlike most criminal offenses under state law, domestic violence requires a specific relationship between the victim and alleged abuser. Moreover, only certain crimes qualify as abuse under state domestic violence laws. And depending on the situation, victims of domestic violence may… Read More »

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How Does a Military Deployment Affect Child Visitation Rights in Maryland?

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Child visitation is an aspect of Maryland family law that enabled divorced and unmarried parents to spend time with their children. In many of these situations, both parents will share child custody and responsibility for child care. But if one parent has sole custody of the child in question, then the other parent may… Read More »

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Analyzing 4 Common Agreements in Maryland Family Law

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Maryland family law provides for numerous types of legal contracts and agreements between prospective or current spouses and parents. From prospective spouses who enter into a prenuptial agreement to parents who share custody of their children through a joint custody agreement, these contracts can take many different forms. Even though they normally change drastically… Read More »

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