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…

Every year, Maryland’s legislature passes new laws that impact many Maryland family law cases. This session, the Maryland legislature passed a significant number of family law related bills into laws. Here is a look at several new laws that, beginning October 1, 2017, may potentially change your divorce, domestic violence, child support, or other Maryland…

In Maryland, a common misunderstanding assumes that domestic violence is limited to physical or psychological abuse used to threaten, injure or intimidate a partner. The reality is that for many victims of domestic violence in Montgomery County and Prince George’s County, domestic violence does not always result in easily detected physical injuries. Domestic violence encompasses…

Every year, Maryland’s legislature passes laws that shape how family law cases are handled throughout Maryland. For example, last year’s addition of “Mutual Consent” as a grounds for divorce has allowed thousands of Maryland families to efficiently divorce without the lengthy time requirements and costs associated with other divorce grounds. Here is a look at…

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