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Best Interest Attorney

Request childs attorney Location: Baltimore, MD Would it be appropriate to request a court appointed attorney for my child? I am looking to file for divorce and my ex has completely shut my child away from me. She refuses to act in his best interest and can’t even talk about him without arguing her power [..]

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Annulment in Baltimore County – Mallon-Jurisprudence

My wife filed for absolute divorce, but I haven’t been served yet. Can we annul the marriage? Asked about 6 hours ago – Towson, MD She filed a month ago, requested sheriff to serve papers, but they haven’t yet. Can she request the divorce be annulled? Answer: In Maryland you need grounds for a divorce [..]

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Court’s Role in Family Law Matters

Family Law Cases in the Circuit Court for Maryland fall into one of the following: • Divorce • Annulment • Cases arising from Marital Settlement Agreements • Alimony • Custody • Private paternity • Child support • Adoptions • Guardianship • Protective Orders and Peace Orders • Appeals of Peace Orders and Protective Orders from [..]

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Filing of the Financial Statement Baltimore County

Jim from Towson, Maryland asks: How long before the trial date is the latest that I can file my long form financial statement? Answer: This question specifically relates to the financial statement required by MD Rule 9-203 as it relates to a Party’s Custody Matter.  Maryland Rule 9-203(a).  In any matter where child support is [..]

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What Do I Do Next, Writ of Summons Divorce

Sally, Hyattsville, MD asks: My daughter was served with a Writ of Summons on my behalf for a Child Support Modification Case. The Writ of Summons is in my name, not my daughters’ name. I was under the impression that a summons should be served on the person who is named in the case, not [..]

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Father’s Visitation Rights in Maryland

John from Frederick, MD, asks: My brother has not seen his son in the last 7 months.  The child is with the mother and the mother never replies or answers any calls from my brother, who is the child’s father.  My brother is paying child support and yet he hasn’t seen his son.  Now the [..]

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Dividing Retirement Funds in Maryland

When dividing retirement funds in a divorce case is it the entire retirement fund that is subject to a 50/50 split? Or is it only the portion that was earned during the years that you were married that is subject to the 50/50 division? Answer: Marital Property is defined as property acquired during the marriage, [..]

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Custody Columbia Md Mental Illness

Custody with a parent with a mental illness? My husband wants 50/50 custody of our two older children, 12 and 15. I would like him to be a part of their lives but do not feel this arrangement is in the best interests of the children because he has mild/moderate bipolar (he is able to [..]

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Custody & Modification Question

Jasmine from Baltimore, MD writes: My 5 yr old son’s father filed to modify custody and is claiming I am not providing financially for him, that I allow my mother to make parental decisions as far as his visitation goes, and that we are alienating him. My son and I live with my parents and [..]

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