In order to deflect attention away from their own wrongdoing, many abusers will file false criminal charges in Maryland. By filing false criminal charges, the abuser hopes to minimize his or her own abusive behavior. Often, the abuser is desperate to maintain control over the victim and will use the threat of criminal prosecution to…

Although not commonly considered, a party responding to a Complaint for Absolute Divorce or a Complaint for Limited Divorce, has the right to defend against the allegations that are alleged as the grounds for divorce. Typically, property, child custody, child support, and alimony are contested issues during a divorce, but a party may defend against…

What is a Maryland Record Expungement in Montgomery County, Maryland and Prince George’s County, Maryland? In Maryland, record expungement is a process where an individual may formally request the public removal of police and court records. Typically, an expungement is filed when someone is arrested or charged with a criminal or a traffic offense that…

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,…

Every holiday season there is a drastic increase in the number of requests for protective orders. While the majority of the petitioners that filed for a Final Protective Order in Maryland have valid claims of intimate partner violence and abuse, some petitioners attempt to game the system in an effort to gain leverage in their…

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