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12 Things That Affect Your Maryland Child Custody Case

In a Maryland child custody case, the primary factor in deciding who will be awarded custody is the best interests of the children. However, that concept is anything but cut and dry. There is no one-size-fits-all solution for a Maryland child custody case.

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Are You Eligible for an Annulment in Maryland?

How can you determine whether or not you are eligible for an annulment in Maryland? Here is what every couple looking to separate needs to know.

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Do Grandparents Have a Right to Intervene in Maryland Custody Cases?

As with many states over the past decade, Maryland custody cases often involve grandparents. If you are a grandparent looking to get legal custody of your grandchildren or your parent is seeking legal custody of your child, there are many factors that will determine whether or not custody will be granted.

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Guardianship vs. Third Party Custody in Maryland

While the terms “guardianship” and “custody” might seem to be synonyms, in a legal context they have distinct differences. Both terms describe the legal relationship that can exist between an adult and a dependent child

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What You Should Know About Baltimore County DCM Procedures for Ex Parte Hearings

Baltimore County has specific procedures outlined for Ex Parte Hearings that you should familiarize yourself with in case you are in an abusive situation. When filing a request for an Ex Parte hearing, you should always work with an experienced attorney who can make a strong case and ensure you and your children are protected from an abuser.

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Contempt of Court in Maryland Family Law

Once your divorce has been finalized, the judge has signed the divorce decree and you have a custody order in place, both parties are legally obligated to comply with the court’s decision. While the majority of couples have no trouble following the orders of the court, even if they are not enthusiastic about them, there are some situations where a party will attempt to take the law into their own hands.

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How Much Do You Know About Alimony in Maryland?

Alimony is a major factor in most divorce cases, and the court’s ruling can be more narrow than an agreement between two parties. How much do you really know about alimony in Maryland?

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What You Need to Know About Material Change in Circumstances for Child Custody

As we approach the summer months and school enrollment season, many parents are exploring material change in circumstances as grounds for a change to child custody. Lebovitz Law regularly works with plaintiffs seeking a child custody modification, and we have a wealth of experience in material change of circumstances cases in Maryland.

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What Renters and Landlords Should Know About Gregory Smith v. Wakefield

One recent decision in the Court of Appeals in Maryland in the Gregory Smith v. Wakefield case is leading to many dismissals throughout the county. Renters and landlords both need to understand what the ruling means for past language in leases and outstanding rent for a residential lease.

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Switching Schools for Children in Joint Custody

Divorce can be hard enough on children. Switching schools to accommodate one parent’s new living situation can make it even more difficult. Maryland courts tend to limit changes to a child’s day-to-day routine to maintain stability.

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