Guardianships are similar to custody, but a guardianship does not require the guardian to be a parent of the minor child. To obtain guardianship of a minor child in Maryland, you must file a petition with the Circuit Court and notify all interested parties of your intent to obtain a guardianship. In Maryland,  any interested party has…

January is the month of rejuvenation. For many people, this is the time of year to close the door on last year’s problems and focus on the upcoming year’s potential. The start of the New Year is an excellent opportunity to make life improvements, such as starting the divorce process in Maryland. In the United States,…

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…

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