The Maryland adoption process is set up to balance the rights of the child, biological parents and adoptive parents. During the Maryland adoption process, not only must the court must consider the best interest of the child, but must also keep in mind the adopted child’s right to be place in a safe and caring…

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…

Throughout the United States, it is becoming increasingly more common for older couples to divorce. A gray divorce, or a divorce where the average age of the couple is over 50, focuses less on child custody and support, and more on retirement and asset division. While many married couples know they have retirement accounts, they…

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…

In Maryland domestic cases involving children, the Maryland Circuit Court has the authority to appoint a Best Interest Attorney. A Maryland Best Interest Attorney, is an attorney that represents the child’s interest in a Maryland family case. By appointing a Maryland Best Interest Attorney, the court can better incorporate a child’s needs, rights, interests and…

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