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Legal Considerations for Landlords During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Landlords and tenants alike have both faced unprecedented challenges as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Tenants with stable jobs suddenly found themselves without income and unable to pay rent. Landlords with great tenants who always paid on time...

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What Happens if Your Co-Parent Cannot Pay Child Support Due to COVID-19?

One of the biggest struggles that many parents with a custody or child support arrangement are currently facing is complications due to COVID-19. If your co-parent lost their source of income and cannot pay child support due to the COVID-19...

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Do You Have a Case for Contempt During COVID-19?

COVID-19 has presented many families with challenging decisions about the safety of shared custody and how to best move children from house to house during visitation. Unfortunately, some parents have also seized the opportunity to forbid the other...

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What Is the Tenant’s Right of First Refusal in Baltimore City?

Baltimore City has many laws that govern both landlords and tenants, but some of them even regard the potential sale of the rental property. What is the tenant’s right of first refusal in Baltimore City, and what do landlords need to know...

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5 Myths About Child Custody in Maryland

  In many divorces, child custody is a pivotal factor that has a lasting effect on both the child and the parents involved. When preparing for any case involving child custody in Maryland, it is critical that you work with the right lawyer...

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Our Office Is Preparing to Reopen: What You Can Expect

While our office is not reopening to the public yet, we are already thinking about the best ways to prepare for the next phase of Maryland’s reopening. In this blog, we will be sharing some of the changes we are making to ensure that we follow...

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Understanding Mediation and the Homebuying Process

While the vast majority of real estate transactions go off without a hitch, occasionally there has to be more formal intervention between the two (or more) sides involved. Real estate disputes can arise for a variety of reasons, including...

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Changes to Child Support in Maryland

Due to recent changes, there are serious shifts coming to child custody and child support in Maryland as of October 1, 2020. Both the method for calculating child support and the standard for shared physical custody, barring a veto from Governor...

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Understanding Latent Defects in Maryland

Did you recently purchase a new home? Have the summer thunderstorms and rains led to flooding in the basement? Did you experience a bathtub leak or electrical short after you moved in? Have your neighbors asked if you will be fixing the flooding...

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4 Misconceptions About Domestic Abuse in Maryland

4 Misconceptions About Domestic Abuse in Maryland    Meta Description: Domestic abuse in Maryland is a serious problem, and numerous myths surrounding it can prevent victims from getting the help from the law that they...

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Creating a Long Distance Parenting Plan in Maryland

Meta Description: Designing a long distance parenting plan in Maryland is simple when you work with an experienced lawyer who knows how to factor in the needs of your child.     Keyword: Parenting Plan in...

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The Baltimore City Laws Governing Airbnb Hosts

  Many homeowners and property owners look to rent out extra rooms and living spaces on Airbnb as a way of bringing in extra income. If you are a Baltimore City property owner, there are additional laws you will need to abide by to ensure...

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What Happens If Your Ex-Spouse Files for Bankruptcy in Maryland

Your divorce is over and you are now receiving alimony or child support payments from your ex-spouse. Providing that the terms of your agreement don’t change, you’re all done, right? Not so fast! If your ex-spouse files for bankruptcy...

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4 Benefits of Professional Mediation During Your Divorce

Some major life decisions are straightforward, while others are complex and emotional. Divorce is often the latter. Due to the stressful and emotional nature of divorce, it can be incredibly destructive to everyone involved, including both spouses...

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Divorce After Retirement: Issues That Older Couples Experience During Divorce

While every divorce is different and requires the couple to navigate complex financial and custody issues, divorce after retirement can be particularly complicated. Divorce after retirement, also known as silver divorce or gray divorce, is growing...

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New Baby Means New Financial Rules

To say a baby changes everything is a truth that can’t be underscored enough. From when and how you eat to what you wear and the hobbies you enjoy, life with a little one looks very different than your single days. One area where these changes...

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Child Custody and Substance Abuse in Maryland

Maryland family courts consider what is in the best interest of the child when making child custody decisions, and one of the factors that might arise during a case is substance abuse. The court takes allegations of drug or alcohol abuse seriously...

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Maintaining Stability for Children After Divorce in Maryland

In the aftermath of a divorce in Maryland with children involved, both parents will need to put their relationship aside to focus on the children. The state of Maryland always prioritizes the best interests of the children when making custody...

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4 Fair Housing Act Myths in Maryland

As a landlord or a tenant, you are probably aware of the Fair Housing Act. This piece of legislation is designed to prevent discrimination during the process of selling or leasing real estate properties on the basis of a protected category (color,...

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Terminal Illness: How to Get Your Affairs in Order

Terminal Illness: How to Get Your Affairs in Order   Financial planning isn’t the first place your mind goes after being diagnosed with a terminal illness, but it’s important to think about it. The right financial moves lighten...

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