No one gets married, with the intention of one day divorcing their spouse. Being confronted with an impending divorce is hard. You are never quite sure what you should or shouldn’t do in order to avoid making a Maryland divorce mistake that could potentially harm your overall case. If you are considering obtaining an absolute divorce,…

For many people, divorce can be an uncomfortable, confusing, and time-consuming process. Frequently the parties in a divorce can feel angry, guilty, sad, and emotionally drained. These feelings are very common during a divorce, but they can lead to avoidable and problematic mistakes. There are many potential divorce mistakes to avoid in Maryland. Below is a…

If you have concerns that a child’s health or safety is at risk in their current environment, you do not have to be a helpless bystander, you can file an Emergency Petition for Child Custody in Maryland. What is a Maryland Emergency Custody Hearing? A Maryland emergency custody hearing is unlike regular child custody proceedings,…

In Maryland, stepparent adoptions represent one of the most common forms of adoption. Most Maryland stepparent adoptions occur when one parent is largely absent or has completely abandoned the child. In this case, a Maryland stepparent will petition the Maryland Circuit Court to establish legal parental rights to a child. What is a Maryland Stepparent…

Maryland’s judiciary annually make case decisions that shape the lives of families throughout Maryland. Similar to the legislature’s changes, these decisions have a lasting impact on Maryland family law. Take a look at some important updates in the following reported cases decided between January 1, 2015, and July 31, 2016. 1. Courts cannot consider polygraph…

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