For some fathers paternity testing in Maryland maybe an important topic they may have to address with their significant other. Paternity is the legal or biological relationship between a father and his child. When a married woman gives birth to a child in Maryland, the law assumes that the woman’s husband is also the father…

In Maryland, stepparent adoptions represent one of the most common forms of adoption. Most Maryland stepparent adoptions occur when one parent is largely absent or has completely abandoned the child. In this case, a Maryland stepparent will petition the Maryland Circuit Court to establish legal parental rights to a child. What is a Maryland Stepparent…

Every year, Maryland’s legislature passes new laws that impact many Maryland family law cases. This session, the Maryland legislature passed a significant number of family law related bills into laws. Here is a look at several new laws that, beginning October 1, 2017, may potentially change your divorce, domestic violence, child support, or other Maryland…

Most engaged couples with a wedding on the horizon, rarely consider that they may one day decide to divorce their future significant other. Despite the unromantic nature of considering a divorce, an engaged couple should carefully consider a worst-case scenario for their relationship. A Maryland antenuptial agreement, may potentially reduce the risk of lengthy divorce litigation….

In Maryland, a common misunderstanding assumes that domestic violence is limited to physical or psychological abuse used to threaten, injure or intimidate a partner. The reality is that for many victims of domestic violence in Montgomery County and Prince George’s County, domestic violence does not always result in easily detected physical injuries. Domestic violence encompasses…

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