According to a recent Washington Post article, Washington County's Board of Education recently adopted new child abuse reporting policies, diversity initiatives and superintendent evaluations. More specifically, in a unanimous vote, the school system noted that all employees will be expected and required to report all incidents of suspected neglect and/or abuse as soon as possible -- but only if it can be done without risking the safety of the child.
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Baltimore County Family Law Attorney Blog
If you have never dealt with an attorney, it is highly likely that you have many questions and/or concerns about what is going to take place and how he or she is going to handle your case.
When couples decide to separate or divorce, some of them will face periods of anger, confusion and sadness. Each of these emotions can lead individuals to make rushed judgments that, from a legal standpoint, can do them more harm than good.
The Office of Legislative Audits (OLA) recently conducted an audit of Maryland’s Child Support Enforcement Administration (CSEA) and found that the issues discovered four years ago have all been corrected and the number of child support payments in arrears has decreased considerably -- but there’s still room for improvement.
Over the last few weeks, we have heard numerous stories related to the Ashley Madison hack --some of which have not had happy endings. However, as your Towson divorce lawyer knows, the Ashley Madison website has brought about the need for a candid conversation about the role adultery can play in a Maryland divorce.
According to a recent story in The Baltimore Sun, Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh has written a legal opinion discussing whether infidelity in same-sex marriages qualifies as adultery for divorce purposes. Unfortunately, many couples deal with the issue of infidelity and cheating regardless of their marital status. But for those who are married, the issue may spark thoughts of divorce and for those in same-sex marriages, the resolution may not be as clear as it is for a husband and wife -- at least not as currently defined.
Many parents in Maryland and all across the United States struggle with obtaining child support payments in a timely fashion. When a noncustodial parent is ordered to make such payments on a monthly basis and those payments are late or never sent, the custodial parent may be tempted to retaliate by keeping the child away from the nonpaying parent or using some other form of “punishment,” so to speak.
Depending on their ages, children can experience a variety of feelings and emotions when they learn that their parents are separating or divorcing. There is no question that divorce can be difficult on all involved, including the kids and even extended family members who may live in the household.
Many couples who decide to divorce find the process to be not only financially draining, but also emotionally taxing -- especially if children are involved. Child support and custody issues may be difficult to resolve without a judge’s help, particularly if the couple is unable to communicate without arguing or fighting.
Couples in Maryland who have decided to end their relationships often have questions and concerns about the divorce process in general. For instance, many states have entirely eliminated fault-based grounds for divorce; however, Maryland has not. It is important to note, though, that Maryland allows for divorces based on fault or no-fault grounds.