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How Does Maryland Family Law Address Nonconsensual Adoptions?

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Maryland family law generally recognizes a parent’s right to maintain custody over their children. In most circumstances, a parent must abandon their child or provide consent in order for an adoption to happen. In other situations, however, it is possible for the Maryland courts to place a child for adoption without parental consent. Though… Read More »

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When Does a Maryland Traffic Offense Result in Driver’s License Suspension?

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When a person commits a traffic offense in Maryland, they can experience various consequences. Major traffic infractions — such as drunk driving or accidents with fatalities — a person can face prison time and criminal fines. For less severe infractions, the Motor Vehicle Administration (MVA) generally assesses points on the driver’s license. Many minor… Read More »

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Prenuptial Agreements Under Maryland Family Law

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A prenuptial agreement is a contract between two people that they execute before becoming a married couple. These agreements traditionally exist to address financial imbalances between the soon-to-be spouses, ensuring that either party retains ownership of assets and property in the event of a divorce. Legal Backdrop of Prenuptial Agreements Under Maryland Code of… Read More »

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What is Alimony Pendente Lite Under Maryland Family Law?

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Alimony pendente lite is a temporary form of spousal support available under Maryland family law. A person going through divorce or a similar measure may request these temporary support payments while the legal process runs its course. Once the divorce or annulment is complete, alimony pendente lite expires automatically. Generally speaking, an award of… Read More »

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4 Types of Child Custody Under Maryland Family Law

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Under Maryland family law, unmarried or divorced parents must figure out child custody arrangements and determine who has control over the children involved. In certain cases, one parent takes complete responsibility for decision-making and care on their children’s behalf. In other cases, both parents share these responsibilities and care for their children jointly. Before… Read More »

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What are the Maryland Laws for Splitting Up Marital Property?

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During the process of completing a Maryland divorce, the spouses must consider how to split up their marital property. Property division can be an incredibly difficult process, as the spouses have to tear apart many aspects of their lives. In many cases, there is also the issue of possession and use of the family… Read More »

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Harford County Man Arrested for Robbery & Armed Robbery Crimes

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Local law enforcement arrested a 32-year-old man from Harford County for robbery and armed robbery after three incidents in the past month, according to an article by CBS Baltimore. The original incident stemming from this arrest traces back to July 19th. That is when the Harford County man allegedly entered a store in the… Read More »

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Examining the Maryland Approach to Domestic Violence

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Domestic violence is particularly troublesome crime due to the relationship between the abuser and the victim. An abusive act only qualifies as domestic violence under Maryland law if there is a familial relationship or similarly close ties. In order to understand the boundaries of domestic violence in Maryland, it will be helpful to review… Read More »

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Comparing Limited & Absolute Divorces under Maryland Family Law

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Divorce is not something that most married couples expect to go through. But the simple truth is that many married couples will end up going through this process, in Maryland and in many other places. Accordingly, Maryland law provides specific guidelines for the process of filing for divorce and the reasons for which the… Read More »

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Exploring Unlawful Marriages Under Maryland Family Law

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Marriage is one of the central aspects of family law in Maryland. In most cases, adults in Maryland have the freedom to marry a person of their choosing. In certain situations, however, state law prohibits two people from entering into a marriage. If such a marriage occurs anyway, it is considered null and void… Read More »

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