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Mutual Consent Divorces And Mediation

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In general, there are two types of ways to dissolve a marriage. The first is through mediation. The second is through litigation. Litigation is what you see depicted on television. Spouses battle it out in front of a judge, and the judge renders any final decisions related to the marriage. Mediation works a bit… Read More »

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Maryland State Police Arrest Two Men On Child Pornography Charges

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Maryland troopers have arrested two Baltimore City men for possession of child pornography. The Maryland State Police Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force investigation found evidence that the two men were downloading illegal images and videos onto their computers. The first suspect, a 41-year-old male, is charged with five counts of possession of child… Read More »

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50% Divorce Rate Is Almost Certainly “Wrong” Says Professor Of Sociology

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A professor of sociology, Dr. Jodien Johnson, teaches trends and statistics related to marriage in her class entitled Marriage and the Family. The class discusses topics from a socio-psychological viewpoint with “stress on personal awareness, growth, and satisfaction in interpersonal relationships. She also debunks common myths in her class. One of the most pervasive… Read More »

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How Does Divorce Mediation Work In Maryland?

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Divorces are traditionally depicted as battles waged between soon-to-be former spouses who are not getting along. While this often remains true, more couples are choosing mediation over litigation to dissolve their marriages. Mediation is considered a form of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) in which the spouses come together to hammer out key issues related… Read More »

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Maryland Does Away With Limited Divorce, Establishes Grounds For Absolute Divorce

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Prior to October 2023, Maryland permitted two types of divorce: limited and absolute. An absolute divorce permanently ends a marriage. It terminates property claims and permits the parties to remarry. A limited divorce, on the other hand, did not permanently end the marriage. It was akin to legal separation. The parties could negotiate matters… Read More »

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How Is Child Support Calculated In Maryland Based On Income?

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Maryland’s Child Support Administration reviews the child support guidelines once every 4 years to ensure the amount of child support paid keeps up with the standard of living in the state. The Child Support Administration conducts research and reports its findings to the General Assembly. The last time this happened was during the 2020… Read More »

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Maryland Man Charged With Stalking After Two Teen Girls Reported He Followed Them

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A Maryland man has been arrested and charged after two teen girls accused him of stalking them. The 42-year-old man is currently facing charges of stalking, fourth-degree sex offense, and other related charges. He has since been taken into custody. The investigation began in February after the Charles County Sheriff’s Office received a report… Read More »

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Study Correlates Risk Of Divorce To Spending A Lot Of Money On Your Wedding

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Did you spend a lot of money on your wedding or did you keep things practical and scale back moneywise? A recent study indicates that couples who went all out with spending on their weddings have a greater risk of divorcing later in life than couples who kept it practical. The results of the… Read More »

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Common Defense To DUI Charges In Maryland

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If you’ve been charged with DUI in the state of Maryland, you may feel hopeless about your prospects of beating the charge. While it’s true that the majority of DUI charges filed in Maryland do result in conviction, often, defendants have defenses available to them that they may not be aware of. In this… Read More »

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How Are Pets Treated In A Maryland Divorce?

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Washington D.C. recently passed a law allowing family court judges to consider “the best interests of the pet” when adjudicating a divorce case. This is the same standard that is used for children in all states across the country. While D.C. is in the minority, there is a growing trend across the U.S. to… Read More »

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