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SHOULD I FILE FOR BANKRUPTCY?

One of the most difficult decisions a person might have to make in life is whether or not to file for bankruptcy.   Like anything, asking friends or family can often lead to bad or simply false information.  Many Americans view bankruptcy as a fina… Read More
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WHAT TYPES OF DAMAGES CAN I GET AFTER A CAR ACCIDENT?

If you have been involved in a car accident in Baltimore or Glen Burnie or elsewhere in Maryland, and you were not at fault, you are likely wondering how you will be able to cover your expenses and how you will be compensated as a result of the car a… Read More
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CAN I KICK MY SPOUSE OUT OF MY HOME?

Every day I receive telephone calls or email inquiries from Maryland residents looking for a solution to one particular problem. They aren’t happy in their marriage and they want the other person to leave. The problem is, for a myriad of reasons, t… Read More
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Family Law Article on Third Party Custody

This article addresses some recent Maryland Law updates that Clients going through custody issues or Clients needing a Custody Lawyer, may want to understand. It is important for those dealing with Family Law to know this latest information regarding… Read More
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New Maryland State Laws Passed in 2018

The 438th session of the Maryland General Assembly recently passed 889 new bills into law. We thought it might be interesting to share a few new laws in Divorce, Family Law, Election Law and even one about sunscreen in schools (no joke). These ne… Read More
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How will my divorce affect my income taxes?

Children: When people who have children get divorced only one parent can claim the children on his or her tax return. The tax exemption belongs to the custodial parent (the parent the children live with) unless that parent signs a release. A release… Read More
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Categories: Divorce

Child Support In Maryland

In Maryland, Maryland we calculate child support based on the Child Support Guidelines. Generally, the parent who the child lives with receives child support and the parent who the child does not live with pays the child support. Child support can ch… Read More
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Categories: Family Law

Desertion vs. Constructive Desertion

Desertion occurs when a spouse leaves home without justification or consent from the other spouse. In this case, the fault lies with the spouse who leaves the home. Constructive desertion occurs when a spouse is caused to leave home by the other spou… Read More
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Categories: Divorce, Family Law

What are grounds for divorce?

What are grounds for divorce? In Maryland, before you get divorced you must present to the court “grounds” or a reason for the divorce. Some grounds allow you to get divorced immediately, while other grounds require you and your spouse to… Read More
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Categories: Divorce

What is the difference between absolute divorce and limited divorce?

Absolute divorce permanently ends a marriage. After an absolute divorce you can remarry. Additionally, your property and accounts transition from being jointly held to being held in common. This means that you each own half of the property. Your divo… Read More
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Categories: Divorce, Family Law

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