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Maryland Domestic Violence Laws On Removal Or Surrender Of Firearms

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Domestic violence is a form of abuse under Maryland law where the abuser and the victim share a personal relationship. In these cases, the presence of any firearm can exacerbate an already strained situation. Accordingly, Maryland law enables the removal or surrender of firearms in domestic violence cases. Removing Firearm from Domestic Violence Scene… Read More »

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Emergency Custody Orders For Maryland Domestic Violence

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In cases of domestic violence or child abuse, the Maryland courts may issue an emergency custody order. These emergency orders are reserved for extraordinary situations, usually to prevent abuse or threats of abuse. Depending on the circumstances, emergency custody orders can be temporary or permanent. But before progressing any further, it will be helpful… Read More »

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How Does Maryland Address Alimony In Cases Of Mental Disability?

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The Maryland courts usually award alimony to address inequities between spouses at the time of separation. In many cases, one spouse sacrificed work experience and earning potential for the benefit of the family. Alimony and similar support payments can help these spouses become self-sufficient and secure gainful employment. But there are special rules in… Read More »

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Police Search For Robber On Maryland’s ‘Most Wanted’ List

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Police continue to search for a Maryland woman on the state’s “Most Wanted” list in connection with a string of bank robberies, according to an article by Fox Baltimore. This woman apparently transitioned into bank robbery from a career in exotic dancing. Law enforcement indicated that there are multiple warrants for the arrest of… Read More »

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Exploring 3 Kinds Of Protective Orders For Maryland Domestic Violence

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Under Maryland family law, protective orders are a legal device available in cases of domestic violence. From a higher-level standpoint, these orders allow the state courts to intervene in domestic violence situations and, ideally, prevent further abuse. In common practice, there are three types of protective orders in Maryland: Interim, Temporary, and Final. Interim… Read More »

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Maryland Laws Against Removal Of Child From Custodian

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When a lawful custodian has child custody rights in Maryland, they are authorized to exercise control over children under the age of 16. Correspondingly, Maryland family law prohibits any person from removing a child from their lawful custodian. But depending on the nature of the offense, the punishment can change drastically. Unlawful Removal of… Read More »

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DUI/DWI Vs. Reckless/Aggressive Driving In Maryland

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In addition to criminal offenses like driving under the influence (DUI) or driving while impaired (DWI), the Maryland Code of Transportation prohibits many other types of traffic offenses. Within this realm, reckless and aggressive driving are violations with severe criminal consequences, much like DUI/DWI. DUI/DWI Laws & Penalties in Maryland The state laws against… Read More »

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Overview Of Domestic Violence Fatality Review Teams In Maryland

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The State of Maryland recognizes the inherent danger of domestic violence situations, particularly as these cases often occur in the privacy of a family home. In addressing this harsh reality, the Maryland General Assembly created the domestic violence fatality review teams. These local teams exist on a county-by-county basis, working to help prevent deaths… Read More »

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How Does Maryland Family Law Address Child Visitation Rights?

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Maryland family law typically grants birth parents the right to child visitation. This power stems from the classification of the birth parents as a child’s “natural guardians.” Though it is typically reserved for cases where the parents are divorced or unmarried and live separately. And there are situations in which Maryland denies child visitation… Read More »

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Can Alimony Support Payments In Maryland Continue Forever?

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Alimony is a form of spousal support payment that is available after divorce or annulment. This financial obligation is designed to help a spouse become self-sufficient after ending their marriage. While alimony typically has a specific endpoint, there are circumstances under which support can continue indefinitely. Private Agency Guardianship Maryland Code of Family Law… Read More »

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