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Fines could increase for school bus passing violations

School bus-related traffic fines are steep, but a proposed piece of legislation could make them even steeper if Maryland state lawmakers decide to pass it. If the law gets passed, it would increase the current automatic fine for passing a school bus up to $250 from its current level of $125.

Can I challenge a divorce decision?

In the vast majority of divorce decisions made by Maryland family law courts, there's nothing that can be done. The spouses at the center of the case will need to accept the judge's ruling. However, in some situations that are particularly complicated to decide -- or in cases where a judge makes an error -- an appeal may be warranted.

The most common car accident injuries

At the Law Office of Kevin L. Beard in Catonsville, Maryland, we represent the victims of car accidents in court. We help injured plaintiffs seek financial damages to pay for their medical care, time spent unable to work, lost wages, lost enjoyment of life and more.

Are mothers really more likely to get custody?

It hasn't always been the case, but today, fathers are just as likely to obtain custody as mothers. There are a number of factors that play into the decision, so before you assume that you won't be able to obtain custody because of your gender, it's important to understand why a judge is more likely to give a mother custody of a child of a certain age.

What if my child lives in another state?

Most states have adopted the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act. Nevertheless, different state courts may have different ways of interpreting the act. As such, if you are involved in a child custody dispute with a spouse who is living in another state, it is important to determine which state will have jurisdiction over the matter, and then find a family law attorney who is familiar with that state's interpretation of the law.

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