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October 2015 Archives

What is really best for your child in terms of child custody?

When most people think of the phrase "child custody," it usually brings to mind long, drawn-out court battles, children used as pawns and the court determining what is in the best interests of the child. Unfortunately, child custody battles are not healthy for the children or the parents. What happens, though, when the parents decide that the child custody agreement they agreed to in the divorce is simply not working out?

Divorce involves more than just getting a piece of paper

Making the decision to end your marriage isn't usually an easy choice. Even if the end of the marriage has been a long time coming, you will likely feel some emotions related to the end of the marriage when you file for divorce or learn that your ex has filed. We know that you probably have a lot going through your mind. You might be worried about some aspects of the divorce and have questions about other aspects of it. We can help you to work through everything so that you know what to expect.

5 things you must do before you file for a divorce

Making the decision to end your marriage is a very serious decision that mustn't be taken lightly. There are some instances in which you might be tempted to rush into a divorce, but that isn't always the best choice. Instead, you need to properly prepare for the divorce. That preparation starts before you file any paperwork related to the divorce.

Cocaine mailed to man leads to jail sentence

A 42-year-old man from Annapolis, Maryland, received a package in the mail from a friend in Guatemala. He was anticipating the package and his friend had told him not to open it, but that someone would be by to pick it up. The man would receive $500 for his troubles.

Biological evidence can often be challenged

Back when the mob ruled the criminal empires in the country and saying 'sleeping with the fishes' was commonplace, the technologies that were used by investigators and prosecutors were a lot less advanced than the technologies used today. One of the main advances that investigators and prosecutors rely on today is DNA.

What is the federal law about felon in possession of a firearm?

Weapons charges are some very serious criminal charges, especially when the person facing the charge is already a convicted felon. When a felon is in possession of a firearm, he or she can be charged with violating 18 U.S.C. ยง 922(g). This is the federal law that makes it illegal for felons to possess a firearm.

What may be considered during a home visit?

One of the key parts of the adoption process is the home study or home visit. Adoption agencies take this very seriously, and a social worker or a representative from the agency may come to your home to check it out and conduct an interview. The group just wants to make sure that you really will offer a safe, loving home to the child before placing him or her in your care. So, what types of things may be examined or considered?

Don't fall victim to Maryland's driver's license point system

Driving is one of the privileges that many people in Maryland enjoy. For some residents, public transportation isn't readily available. That means that being able to drive allows those residents to get the things they need to get and go the places they need to go. Getting a traffic ticket is one way that a person's right to drive might be curtailed.

Does Maryland allow the use of cameras to stop speeding drivers?

As you drive along the roadways in Maryland, you might notice signs near road construction work zones warning you to follow the speed limit. These signs might include a notice that the speed limit is photo enforced. That sign isn't an empty warning. If you speed through the work zone, there is a chance that you will receive a speeding ticket in the mail.

Domestic violence: Increase your safety when you leave

Living as a victim of domestic violence can have a lot of effects on your life. You might feel afraid. You might feel helpless. You might think that you can't do anything about the domestic violence. We want you to know that it is possible to get out of a situation that involves domestic violence.

What is domestic violence according to Maryland laws?

Domestic violence is a big problem for many people; however, there aren't any specific laws governing domestic violence in Maryland except for the laws that govern protection orders. Instead of having specific criminal charges for domestic violence, people who are accused of domestic violence will face charges stemming from the crimes committed during the incident.

Man held on $1 million bond for alleged sex assaults

A 52-year-old man from Glen Burnie, Maryland, was recently arrested on several charges, including rape. While the man's wife has reportedly told neighbors "woman are chasing after him," the state's attorney and the Anne Arundel County police have a different story to tell.

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