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August 2016 Archives

What is the Shared Parenting Bill?

The Shared Parenting Bill is being considered by Maryland lawmakers, and similar legislation is being considered by lawmakers in other states. The bill is aimed at correcting an issue that many fathers and legal advocates view as unjust: the tendency of courts to not award fathers 50-50 custody of their children.

Helping Maryland drivers fight inappropriate traffic tickets

Most Maryland drivers know that feeling of nervousness that happens when a police officer pulls you over on the roadway. A million things will be running through your mind at once. What did I do wrong? Was a speeding? Did I forget to use my turn signal? Did I drive through a red light and not realize it? Then drivers will invariably wonder whether the police officer is just going to give them a warning or -- if they are particularly polite and offer a good excuse -- will the police officer let them off the hook.

Family law matters are rarely set in stone

When dealing with family law matters, the courts understand that people grow and change. What is best for children who are in preschool isn't necessarily going to work once they are in middle school, and it would be silly to put orders in place thinking this was the case. That's one reason that child custody modification processes exist.

Maryland laws make uncontested divorce easier in Maryland

The Maryland legislature removed an outdated divorce requirement not long ago. The General Assembly approved a new piece of law designed to make it easier for Maryland residents to have an uncontested divorce by loosening the formerly strict requirements that required a witness to confirm that both sides of the couple had been living away from each other -- i.e., not under the same roof -- for at least one year.

Drew Barrymore finalizes divorce in just 3 weeks

Superstar actress Drew Barrymore has finalized her divorce from Will Kopelman, who she still considers a good friend. The speed and peacefulness with which this Hollywood power couple has dissolved their marriage are to be envied -- and many soon-to-be exes would no doubt like to emulate this kind of breakup.

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