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The Basics of Differentiated Case Management Rules in Maryland

Maryland state law holds that there are no local case management rules, but in reality, the slightly-different case management rules in various counties throughout the state effectively serve as rules. What is differentiated case management (DCM) and what should you know about DCM in Maryland?

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Legislative Wrap-Up Part One: Big Changes to Mutual Consent Divorce

One of the most significant legislative achievements of the past Maryland General Assembly session was the changes to mutual consent divorce. Now, parents with minor children in common can file without a separation period beforehand.

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Legislative Wrap-Up Part Two: The Family Law Changes You Should Know

Aside from the major changes to mutual consent divorce that we covered in our last blog, the Maryland General Assembly also made changes to two other pieces of family law. In addition to a new bill covering standby guardians in the case of deportation, Maryland also added a new “grounds for divorce” law to the books.

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Why You Need to File an Answer to a Complaint: Civil Issues

At Lebovitz Law, we have personally worked with clients who have suffered the consequences of not filing answers and facing default judgments as a result. Even if you cannot afford a lawyer yet, it’s vital to file an answer or notice of intention to defend when you receive a complaint related to civil issues.

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Potential Changes to Maryland’s Policy on Shared Parenting After Divorce

Since 2013, Arizona has been a model for successful shared parenting policies that combine equal parenting time and judicial discretion. As the Journal of Divorce and Remarriage prepares to publish a comprehensive study of the Arizona law, some Maryland policymakers are considered putting a similar one on the books.

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Loss Mitigation as a Foreclosure Alternative

If you are preparing to move forward with foreclosure in Maryland, take the time to thoroughly investigate your loss mitigation options before continuing. Foreclosure is a losing situation for everyone involved: the bank, the loaning party, the government and the borrower.

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Maryland Custody Agreements & Parenting Plans

If a custody agreement can be reached between the two parents, both sides will save money and the children will benefit. How can you create a legally-binding custody order in the state of Maryland?

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Family Law Will Be Directly Affected by the 2018 Tax Bill

The new tax bill has many individuals and families wondering how their bottom lines will change. When it comes to divorced and divorcing couples, the tax bill will have enormous ramifications.

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Maryland Foreclosure Law: 2018

Maryland foreclosure law experienced a few changes at the tail end of 2017, and another law affecting the foreclosure process will go into effect in 2018.

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What to Expect in Maryland Rent Court

You’ve received notice that you’re expected to appear in rent court, so where do you go from here? It’s important to understand the rent court and eviction process if you are a tenant facing eviction.

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