Maryland Law Blog

What Step-Parents Should Know About Child Custody

September 4, 2020

Approximately 40 percent of families in the United States are blended ones. That means that there are approximately 40 million families who are trying to navigate co-parenting and the rolls the step-parent should play in their stepchildren’s life. As a step-parent, you don’t automatically have legal parental responsibility for your step-child, but there are ways […]

How Does Custody Work for Unmarried Parents?

August 19, 2020

Families come in all different shapes and sizes. Some include children from previous relationships, some include parents that are divorced or separated, and some include children of unmarried parents. If you have children with someone you are not married to, you might be wondering how child custody works in Maryland. Here’s what you need to […]

What is a Mutual Consent Divorce?

August 5, 2020

Have you and your spouse determined it’s time to call it quits? As you might know, divorces aren’t always easy, but partners can make this process a little bit easier by filing for a mutual consent divorce. If your case qualifies for this filing, you and your spouse can save time and energy during the […]

Do I Need a Lawyer for a Child Custody Agreement?

July 24, 2020

Determining custody for your child/children is a big deal. It can shape how they grow up, their relationship with their parents, and even determine their level of safety. You don’t want to leave anything up to chance when it comes to caring for your children, and working with an experienced child custody attorney in Baltimore […]

5 Questions to Ask When Hiring a Divorce Attorney

July 10, 2020

Hiring the right attorney for your divorce case is an important decision to make, but it can be a difficult one as well if you don’t know what to look for in a legal professional. Divorce is already an overwhelming and emotional process, so you’ll want an attorney that will have your best interests at […]

Should I File for a ‘Fault’ or ‘No Fault’ Divorce?

June 25, 2020

To obtain an absolute divorce in Maryland, a spouse must prove Fault grounds or No Fault grounds. In the past, the state required the party filing for divorce to corroborate their grounds via testimony, but this is no longer a requirement in all cases. Courts may now enter a divorce decree on an uncorroborated testimony […]

The Facts About Child Custody in Maryland

June 11, 2020

Before you file for custody in Maryland, it’s important to familiarize yourself with the different aspects of the child custody process. When you educate yourself on this process and work with the right Baltimore County child custody lawyer, you can get a better understanding of how custody works in Maryland and improve your chance of […]

What are the Grounds for an Absolute Divorce in Maryland?

May 21, 2020

Like many other states, Maryland law dictates that grounds for divorce must be proven before the legal dissolution of a marriage can occur. If you are considering an absolute divorce, it’s important to understand the different types of absolute divorce you can file for, as well as the grounds associated with each. How is Absolute […]

What are the Grounds for a Limited Divorce in Maryland?

May 8, 2020

In Maryland, spouses seeking a limited divorce must prove appropriate grounds before their marital status can be altered or adjusted. If you are considering separation from your spouse, it’s important to understand how limited divorce differs from absolute divorce, and what proof is necessary in order to obtain the type you seek. Today, we’ll be […]

What is the Difference Between a Protective Order and a Peace Order?

April 30, 2020

Protective and peace orders are two classes of restraining orders that are put in place to keep someone from harming, harassing, stalking, or otherwise contacting you. The main difference between these two types of civil orders is the relationship between you and the offender. Let’s take a closer look at these methods of legal protection […]

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