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Maryland State courts close to the public 3/16; will remain staffed for emergencies

Due to the COVID-19 state of emergency, Maryland state courts will be closed to the public for three weeks starting March 16th, 2020. The courts will be staffed to handle emergency matters including domestic violence petitions, bail reviews, juvenile detention and shelter hearings, and search warrants.
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Joint Legal Custody Versus Sole Legal Custody

When planning for divorce, most parents are interested in having custody of their children to some degree. When discussing the topic with a Maryland family attorney, some legal terms may come up that are unfamiliar. Your lawyer will take the time to explain these terms to you and how they will affect your everyday relationship...
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What is Retroactive Child Support?

When child custody arrangements change, it is sometimes necessary for one parent to pay child support to the other. This change frequently occurs when couples become separated or divorced. There is a formula calculation made through the Maryland legal system as to how much one parent pays the other for support. The exact amount varies depending on...
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How to Quicken Your Maryland Divorce Process

People handle divorce in different ways. While some may sit idly by and let it happen, others prefer to dissect every step to ensure that their rights and preferences are met. Seeking fairness and equity can sometimes make the divorce process more long and drawn-out, but it can also be a necessary part of the...
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Establishing School Year Guidelines Eases the Stress of Divorce on Children

With school back in session, this can become a very stressful time of year for children whose parents have recently separated or divorced. Several unexpected factors may come into play. Parents can ease the stress during this transitional time for their children by keeping the lines of communication open and working together to establish a...
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New Maryland Rule 1-332.1 Protects Private Information in Civil Lawsuits

A new rule in Maryland law, 1-332.1, makes it harder for sensitive personal information to find its way into court documents and onto the Internet. This is good news for those concerned about invasion of privacy and the possibility of identity theft. A new judiciary rule that went into effect last month helps protect anyone...
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How Can Divorce and Separation Affect Your Credit Report?

Separation and divorce can be financially stressful. It’s challenging to go from a two-income household to a single-income household, especially when the amount of expenses either stays the same or increases because there are fewer resources and both parties are trying to manage housing and living expenses separately. Credit It can be difficult to find...
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Grandparents and Visitation Rights in Maryland

When people get divorced, it usually affects more family members than simply the husband and wife. For couples with children, it affects where the kids live and when they get to see their extended family members. This can put a strain on some family relationships. Some states have specific visitation rights for grandparents so that...
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Deciphering Child Support For College Tuition

Child support is a highly-contested part of family law, a discussion that can be emotional and confusing for all parties. If or when parents do not resolve child support arrangements on their own, it is then decided in court. But what about child support for college tuition? Do you have to pay child support for a kid...
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