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MARYLAND CHILD SUPPORT GUIDELINES In Maryland when considering how to calculate child support the Court looks at the income of both parents. The idea behind this, is that children should be entitled to the same income they would receive had the parents lived together. In order to establish or modify child support the court will…

Child Custody 101 Navigating child custody proceedings can be difficult. Arming yourself with the right lingo can help you streamline the process. It can also be beneficial to parents in deciding what relief they are seeking. Legal Custody v. Physical Custody Legal custody refers to the authority to make decisions related to the minor child….

Bearing Your Cross: Principles and Tips for Cross-Examination At some point during the life of your case, you will probably have to testify.  You may need to testify at a deposition or during trial; either way, you need to be prepared to weather the questions of an opposing attorney.  Below are the three principles to…

Absolute Divorce vs Limited Divorce The State of Maryland recognizes two types of divorce, an “absolute divorce” and a “limited divorce”. An absolute divorce is a final divorce decree. This permits the parties to remarry and also allows the court to resolve all issues related to the marriage including child support, custody and property claims….

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MARYLAND TO ELIMINATE WAITING PERIOD FOR UNCONTESTED DIVORCE EFFECTIVE OCTOBER 1, 2015 Maryland’s General Assembly has, on a handful of occasions, contemplated the establishment of a “no-wait” uncontested divorce track. If all goes as expected and the Governor signs a bill passed by both chambers last April, such a track may be made effective this October 1st, 2015….

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Family Law Attorneys – Rockville, Maryland To get divorced in Maryland, your case must fit under one of six categories: One-Year Separation Adultery Desertion Excessive Vicious Conduct or Cruelty of Treatment Incarceration Insanity You must prove one of these “grounds” for divorce exists in your case. Each ground has different elements that are satisfied by presenting…

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Child Support Adjustment In Maryland, child support adjustment determinations are largely based on the amount of overnight stays the child spends in each parent’s physical custodial care, and the income of each parent. When there is a significant change in circumstances regarding either of these factors, a parent can file with the Court a petition…

As a defense attorney, one of the most frustrating things I observe is judges issuing bench warrants, several of them, every single day. First, we can all agree that not-going-to-court is a counterproductive way to handle any legal issue. Yes, believe it or not, a significant percentage of people just don’t go to court and…