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4 Common Aspects Of Property Division During Maryland Divorce

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When granting a divorce or annulment, the Maryland courts usually resolve any issues relating to property division at the same time. In the process, the courts decide the ownership of personal and real property. Though the courts can divide ownership between the parties or compel a sale and divide the proceeds. When dividing property… Read More »

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Child Custody Training Program In Maryland For Abuse/Violence Cases

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In any Maryland child custody proceeding, the state courts are responsible for safeguarding the best interests of the children involved. But in cases that may involve child abuse or domestic violence, there are additional considerations in play. To help judges and magistrates evaluate child custody in these situations, Maryland created a special training program… Read More »

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Natural Guardians & Child Custody Under Maryland Family Law

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Maryland law applies a multifaceted series of duties and responsibilities for child custody. For parents, guardians, and custodians, they are responsible for the support, nurture, welfare, and education of the children under their care. In that vein, Maryland provides special considerations for a child’s birth mother and father, who are referred to as natural… 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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Emergency Custody Orders For Domestic Violence In Maryland

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An emergency custody order is a legal device that empowers the Maryland courts to intervene on behalf of children at risk of harm. These orders are available to safeguard children who suffered or are at risk of abandonment, neglect, or abuse. The Maryland courts often employ emergency custody orders in situations of actual or… Read More »

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Can Nonconsensual Sexual Acts Terminate Child Custody Rights In Maryland?

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Under Maryland family law, both of a child’s birth parents typically enjoy the same rights from a child custody perspective. But there are certain circumstances in which a parent does not have custody or visitation rights with respect to their child. This outcome applies to circumstances where pregnancy occurs because of a sex crime,… Read More »

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Overview of Maryland Approach to Child Support Obligations

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In the State of Maryland, unmarried or divorced parents of minor children must each handle their fair share of child support obligations. Stated otherwise, the parents must divide the burden of caring for their minor children amongst themselves. However, the child support obligation changes based on various factors, such as income level or custody… Read More »

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What are Several Types of Child Custody in Maryland?

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When unmarried or divorced parents have a minor child in Maryland, they must figure out several aspects of child custody. Depending on the circumstances — not to mention agreements between the parents, if any — there can be numerous types of child custody arrangements. In certain cases, one parent has full legal and physical… Read More »

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Analyzing 3 Crucial Elements of Child Support in Maryland

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Under Maryland family law, child support is a mechanism to divide the costs and burdens of raising children between parents. This type of support payment is most common for unmarried or divorced parents who live apart. And the Maryland state courts usually award child support to protect the health and safety of any children… Read More »

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Children Conceived Without Consent Under Maryland Law

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Under Maryland law, parents are the natural guardians of their children, which includes child custody rights as well as duties of care and support. Even if the parents are separated, many parents end up splitting custody and support, dividing the burden of caring for their children. When a child is conceived as a result… Read More »

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