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Who Gets to Stay in the Family Home After a Maryland Divorce?

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When married spouses decide to pursue a divorce in Maryland, they must decide how to split up their property. While engaging in the exercise of property division, the spouses must consider how to handle their family home, where they live with any of their children. Before allowing either spouse to enjoy possession and use… Read More »

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Surveying Maryland Laws for Alimony Support Payments

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When a married couple decides to pursue an annulment or divorce in Maryland, they are deciding to end their marriage. Even after a marriage ends, however, circumstances often require one spouse to pay support to the other spouse by making alimony payments. These support payments help address imbalances between the spouses. When Is it… Read More »

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How Does Noah’s Law Impact Drunk Drivers in Maryland?

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In Spring 2016, the State of Maryland introduced Noah’s Law to help combat driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol or drugs. This law came into being after a drunk driver collided with and subsequently killed a Maryland police officer. Recognizing the terrible cost of this type of incident, Maryland instituted Noah’s Law in… Read More »

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Unlawful Removal of a Child from a Maryland Custodian

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Maryland child custody laws provide one or both parents with the authority to exercise control of their minor children. A parent with custody rights is allowed to make certain decisions on behalf of their child, such as education or healthcare. If a family relative takes the child away from their lawful custodian without reasonable… Read More »

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Criminal Nonsupport & Desertion in Maryland Family Law

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When a Maryland court orders someone to pay spousal support or child support, that person must satisfy any corresponding financial obligations. If a person fails to make on-time payments as required by the courts, Maryland law can impose criminal charges and penalties. Though with all support payments, the Maryland courts must consider the financial… Read More »

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Examining the 8 Grounds for Absolute Divorce in Maryland

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An absolute divorce in Maryland is permanent, final, and irreversible. Unlike limited divorces, absolute divorces cannot roll back. Correspondingly, there are only certain grounds — or legal reasons — for which a person may pursue an absolute divorce in Maryland. Unless a spouse can demonstrate one of the eight grounds below, the Maryland courts… Read More »

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How Does Maryland Address & Penalize Drug Distribution?

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Due to the risk of addiction and overall health danger, the State of Maryland has outlawed the use, possession, and distribution of various illegal drugs. When a person merely uses or possesses a small quantity of illegal drugs, the Maryland penalties are relatively slight. But as explained below, the Maryland laws against and penalties… Read More »

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The Mutual Consent Voluntary Adoption Registry in Maryland

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Even though Maryland adoption laws safeguard the best interests of the children involved, there are cases where natural relatives want to reunite at a later point. That is why Maryland created the Mutual Consent Voluntary Adoption Registry (the “Adoption Registry”). Created by legal statute, this registry facilitates the exchange of confidential information between natural… Read More »

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Child Support Liens in Maryland

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When a Maryland state court orders an award of child support payments, a parent must satisfy their obligations in a regular and timely fashion. When a parent fails to make the required payments, Maryland law creates a child support lien. These liens attach to a person’s real and personal property and allow the Maryland… Read More »

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Agreements, Deeds, & Settlements Between Married Couples in Maryland

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When it comes to legal contracts between spouses, a commonly discussed option deals with prenuptial agreements that were made before marriage. But there are also many forms of postnuptial agreements that a couple can enter into after marriage. Specifically, Maryland law allows a married couple to enter into agreements or deeds as well as… Read More »

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