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How Do the Courts Oversee Property Division During a Maryland Divorce?

By Schlaich & Thompson, Chartered |

When a married couple files for divorce in Maryland, the state courts are responsible for overseeing the process of property division. Relying on established criteria, the Maryland state courts must ensure that the division of marital property is fair and equitable to both spouses involved. In order to do so, the state courts have… Read More »

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What is the Determination Process for Alimony in Maryland?

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Under Maryland family law, the subject of alimony often arises during the process of completing a divorce. These support payments can help a former spouse regain self-sufficiency or address financial imbalances between the former couple. Certain couples reach an understanding and execute an agreement that addresses alimony. Though in many cases, the Maryland state… Read More »

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Maryland Man Pleads Guilty to U.S. Federal Drug Crimes

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A 40-year-old man from Bowie, Maryland pleaded guilty to federal charges for several drug crimes and bribery of a government official, according to a press release by the United States Attorney’s Office, District of Maryland. The investigation of this incident traces back to August 2018. That is when federal officials from the United States… Read More »

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Dissecting 3 Aspects of Child Support Obligations in Maryland

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When unmarried or divorced people have a child together, Maryland child support laws require each parent to share financial responsibility. Ultimately, the Maryland courts approve child support arrangements between parents, ensuring that any such arrangement serves the best interests of the children involved. The amount of child support each parent pays can change based… Read More »

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3 FAQs on Domestic Violence in Maryland

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Domestic violence represents a unique intersection of the Maryland family and criminal codes. Unlike most criminal offenses under state law, domestic violence requires a specific relationship between the victim and alleged abuser. Moreover, only certain crimes qualify as abuse under state domestic violence laws. And depending on the situation, victims of domestic violence may… Read More »

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How Does a Military Deployment Affect Child Visitation Rights in Maryland?

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Child visitation is an aspect of Maryland family law that enabled divorced and unmarried parents to spend time with their children. In many of these situations, both parents will share child custody and responsibility for child care. But if one parent has sole custody of the child in question, then the other parent may… Read More »

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Analyzing 4 Common Agreements in Maryland Family Law

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Maryland family law provides for numerous types of legal contracts and agreements between prospective or current spouses and parents. From prospective spouses who enter into a prenuptial agreement to parents who share custody of their children through a joint custody agreement, these contracts can take many different forms. Even though they normally change drastically… Read More »

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What is the Maryland Difference Between Rape in the First & Second Degrees?

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The State of Maryland prohibits a wide range of violent crimes, including rape in the first and second degrees. Given the severity of these sex crimes, the applicable criminal penalties are correspondingly harsh. Based on the circumstances of the offense, a rape offender can face life in prison in Maryland. What are the Maryland… Read More »

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Surveying 3 Versions of Domestic Violence in Maryland

By Schlaich & Thompson, Chartered |

In the State of Maryland, domestic violence involves abuse at the hands of a family or household member. Typically, this means that the perpetrator and victim are related by blood, marriage, or adoption. Though roommates, romantic partners, and other close associations also qualify for domestic violence protection in Maryland. In addition to widely recognized… Read More »

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Comparing Various Robbery & Carjacking Crimes in Maryland

By Schlaich & Thompson, Chartered |

Maryland law criminalizes various offenses against the person, including multiple versions of robbery and carjacking. These theft crimes involve the use or threat of force. Though depending on the circumstances of the offense, the Maryland punishment generally increases or decreases accordingly. Before discussing the penalties for robbery or carjacking, it will be helpful to… Read More »

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