When an unmarried couple has a baby, only the mother is automatically recognized as a legal parent. Establishing paternity is one way to legally ensure that the baby’s biological father becomes the legal father as well. Signing the father’s name on a birth certificate is not enough to legally determine paternity. Who Can File A Paternity…

When one parent in a custody or divorce case requests child support and the court agrees to award support payments, the Court will use the Maryland Child Support Guidelines to calculate the payments. Maryland Family Law Magistrates and Judges consider several factors in establishing the amount of child support payments. These factors include: Modifying Child Support in Montgomery County,…

Under Maryland law, adultery occurs when a married person voluntarily engages in sexual intercourse with a person that is not his or her spouse. To qualify as a divorce ground, your spouse’s affair must have become physical—culminating in sexual intercourse. Mental or emotional affairs are not enough to meet the requirements. Being overly familiar with…

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…

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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