In a sketch that was done several months ago, The Daily Show brought the issue of the lack of adequate protections for female rape victims and their children to the attention of many who had never even thought about the problem before. Most people would be shocked to learn that in some states, rapists are allowed to gain custody of the children resulting from the rape. However, a new federal law seeks to change that.
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Baltimore County Family Law Attorney Blog
Some people go through life without ever needing legal guidance or counseling. However, there are various times when individuals will need to rely on the skilled services of a capable lawyer. Needing a lawyer does not necessarily mean you are “in trouble with the law.” Sometimes, attorneys are needed to help you handle business deals -- or you may simply need one for purposes of estate planning.
When couples decide to take their relationships to the next level by getting married, many of them believe that once they say, “I do,” the marriage will last for the rest of their lives. However, some couples are realizing that their wedded bliss has diminished considerably for whatever reason and in some cases, this realization is coming much later in life.
Lawmakers in Maryland and all throughout the country are starting to take a closer look at the concept of equal parenting, particularly with respect to giving fathers equal rights when it comes to spending time with their kids.
Divorce can bring out the worst in some people. The demise of a marriage is never easy, but depending on the circumstances that led to the divorce, it may have been a necessity. While it is true that some couples are able to end the marriage amicably, some parties still want to salvage the marriage and they make it painfully clear that they are not willing to let it go without a fight.
Military deployment can be a trying time for family members and friends of the men and women being deployed. These men and women serving in the U.S. armed forces are putting their lives on the line for the safety of our entire nation.
A Maryland court has decided to review a wife’s request for certain pension benefits sought as part of her divorce settlement. Generally speaking, when couples file for divorce, they have a chance to draft a settlement agreement that discusses (and resolves) various issues arising from the marriage.
The end of a marital relationship may also bring about a number of other divorce-related issues, particularly if there are children involved. Just about any Towson family law attorney will tell you that one of the more difficult issues to resolve concerns child custody.
The laws pertaining to the collection of child support from parents living in different states from each other may be about to change dramatically in many states in 2015. The Uniform Interstate Family Security Act is a new law that will permit a parent who lives in one state to be able to collect child support payments from the other parent who resides in another state.
Maryland's divorce laws are often thought of as being extremely restrictive to state residents seeking to end their marital relationships for one reason or another. For instance, under current state divorce laws, a couple seeking a divorce is subject to a one-year waiting period during which time they must live separate and apart. As is the case with many other rules and laws that exist, there are exceptions to that rule, particularly in cases that involve some type of marital misconduct, such as excessively vicious behavior or adultery.