As October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, we wanted to focus attention on one of the legal protections offered to victims in Maryland: a protective order. The topic is also relevant given the current pandemic and the resultant uptick in domestic abuse cases nationally. According to a July 6, 2020 post from Johns Hopkins […]
With the increase in domestic violence and other forms of unwanted aggressive behavior during the COVID-19 pandemic, it is fitting to discuss peace orders. In Maryland, these court actions encompass a variety of legal protections offered to individuals facing issues with another person, such as a stranger, a neighbor, or someone else. Depending on the […]
Category: Maryland Family Law
June 17, 2020
Guardianship in Maryland involves a legal process where a court appoints a person to manage a minor’s personal affairs (non-financial decisions), financial affairs, or both.
In this article, we provide an introduction to key information related to guardianship, ranging from types of cases you may encounter and how it differs from the power of attorney. Additionally, we outline the process for obtaining legal guardianship in Maryland.
Domestic abuse unfortunately happens far too often. We don’t live in a perfect world, but that doesn’t mean you’re powerless. Victims of abuse have the ability to seek out a protective order, which can protect them. We wanted to take some time today to talk about what a protective order is/does and how you can […]
Creating, and following, a child support budget is crucial in Carroll County, Maryland. Child support budget tips If you’re receiving child support, it’s important that you handle the money properly. Here are some child support budget tips: Create a budget It goes without saying that the first step is to create and stick to a budget. […]
Navigating Carroll County child custody proceedings can be difficult. Arming yourself with the right lingo can help you understand the process in the Carroll County Circuit Court. Legal Custody v. Physical Custody “Legal custody” refers to the authority to make decisions related to the minor child. This includes decisions related to the child’s education, religion, medical treatments, […]
I represented a client that was charged with second degree assault. The alleged victim was her husband. My client’s husband was also charged with second degree assault and the alleged victim was my client. Neither, my client or her husband wanted to pursue their cases against one another. The Assistant State’s Attorney and I agreed […]
Are you remarrying after an absolute divorce? You did it. You finally got divorced! Even better, you’ve found the second love of your life and want to get married, again. Congrats! How long should you wait before remarrying after an absolute divorce? When the court enters the judgment of absolute divorce you can remarry immediately. […]