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Parental Support for Adult Destitute Children in Maryland

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On the topic of child support, almost everyone thinks about minor children. After all, minor children are not able to earn a living or provide for themselves. Consequently, a parent, guardian or custodian must account for the minor child’s well-being. If the child’s parent divorce, then the courts determine not only custody of the… Read More »

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4 Types of Assets under Maryland Property Division Rules

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When a married couple gets divorced in Maryland, there is a system of rules and guidelines in place to determine property division between the spouses. Unlike many U.S. jurisdictions, Maryland does not adhere to community property rules, where the former spouses split all marital assets down the middle. This type of 50-50 split is… Read More »

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What is the Difference Between At-Fault and No-Fault Divorces in Maryland?

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In historical context, divorce is a modern concept. A long time ago, marriage was a permanent and final act. Marriages continued until one spouse died. Only then could the other spouse consider remarrying. Gradually, the times began to change and the need for divorce became clear. If one spouse engages in domestic violence or… Read More »

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How Does Maryland Address Murder Crimes?

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Murder is a violent crime with irreversible consequences. When a murderer takes the life of a victim, there is no way to undo the damage. The victim’s family members cannot bring their loved one back from the dead. As a result, Maryland imposes serious consequences for actual or attempted murder in the first and… Read More »

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Award of Reasonable & Necessary Expenses in Maryland Alimony Proceedings

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Alimony is a type of spousal support payment available during and after divorce proceedings in Maryland. Generally speaking, alimony exists to address financial imbalances between formerly married spouses. But there is also a temporary form of alimony available during the divorce process. Referred to as alimony pendente lite, this support payment can help either… Read More »

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Temporary Protective Orders in Maryland

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When an abuser commits domestic violence or other forms of abuse in Maryland, the courts can intervene on behalf of the victim. In order to protect the victim and halt further abuse, the Maryland courts can even issue a temporary protective order before a final hearing occurs. Purpose of a Temporary Protective Order Maryland… Read More »

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Key Provisions of Custody Agreements in Maryland

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During the process of a divorce, one of the most important considerations centers on the issue of child custody. Even after the completion of a divorce, both parents retain a duty to care for the best interests of their shared children. In order to streamline this process, the divorced parents can enter into a… Read More »

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Drunk and Impaired Driving Laws in Maryland

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In order to safeguard public roadways within the state, it is illegal in Maryland to drive under the influence (DUI) of alcohol, drugs or controlled substances. To regulate this type of dangerous behavior, Maryland has strict laws and penalties for intoxicated or impaired driving. Given the gravity of the potential consequences, drivers should understand… Read More »

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What are the Requirements for Adoption Requests in Maryland?

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The legal process of adoption in Maryland involves many steps and requirements. Part of this stems from the rights of a natural parent. Absent extreme circumstances, a child’s natural parents — or their custodians or guardians — must consent to an adoption. Furthermore, the new adopting parents must go through a lengthy process to… Read More »

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Paternity in Maryland Child Support Cases

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Child support is an important issue for divorced or unmarried parents with children in common. But under Maryland law, it is not possible to award child support payments or other obligations without determining paternity beforehand. As a result, the issue of paternity is absolutely vital in matters of child support. In order to gain… Read More »

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