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How will my divorce affect my income taxes?

Children: When people who have children get divorced only one parent can claim the children on his or her tax return. The tax exemption belongs to the custodial parent (the parent the children live with) unless that parent signs a release. A release… Read More
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Child Support In Maryland

In Maryland, Maryland we calculate child support based on the Child Support Guidelines. Generally, the parent who the child lives with receives child support and the parent who the child does not live with pays the child support. Child support can ch… Read More
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Desertion vs. Constructive Desertion

Desertion occurs when a spouse leaves home without justification or consent from the other spouse. In this case, the fault lies with the spouse who leaves the home. Constructive desertion occurs when a spouse is caused to leave home by the other spou… Read More
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What are grounds for divorce?

What are grounds for divorce? In Maryland, before you get divorced you must present to the court “grounds” or a reason for the divorce. Some grounds allow you to get divorced immediately, while other grounds require you and your spouse to… Read More
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What is the difference between absolute divorce and limited divorce?

Absolute divorce permanently ends a marriage. After an absolute divorce you can remarry. Additionally, your property and accounts transition from being jointly held to being held in common. This means that you each own half of the property. Your divo… Read More
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Affirmative Defenses / Mitigating Circumstances to a DUI

An affirmative defense is a fact or circumstance that defeats or lessens the legal consequences of an action. After you are arrested for a DUI, if you can present one or more of these affirmative defenses in your case, then you may be able to get the… Read More
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Maryland Seat Belt Laws

In Maryland, all drivers and passengers are required to wear seat belts regardless of where they are seated in the car. Maryland’s new seatbelt law requires that even passengers over 16 in the back seat wear a seatbelt. Maryland’s seatbelt laws c… Read More
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Maryland Cell Phone Laws

Maryland recently enacted a set of laws concerning cell phone use while driving. Every driver on the road is forbidden from talking or texting on a handheld phone while driving. Drivers with full, unrestricted licenses are permitted to use Bluetooth,… Read More
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Rear-End Collisions in Maryland

In the case of a rear end collision, liability is presumed when a moving car hits a stopped car from behind. Rear-end collision claims are generally based on negligence. In Maryland, the driver who hits the stopped car from behind is presumed to be n… Read More
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Damages for Car Accidents In Maryland

There are several types of damages you can claim after a car accident. You can claim medical expenses, pain and suffering, lost wages, loss of affection/companionship, and property damage. Medical Bills Damages for medical expenses are the most commo… Read More
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