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The Biggest Maryland Law Changes this Fall

As of October 1, 2018, many Maryland law changes are taking effect. Everything from mutual consent divorce to landlord registration standards is changing as a result of the latest pieces of legislation that are now on the books.

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What You Need to Know About Baltimore County Expedited School Enrollment Hearings

Over the course of the summer (June-August), the Baltimore County Circuit Court will have a dedicated Family Division Judge available to review any contested school enrollment issues on an expedited basis. If you have a school enrollment issue to bring before the Court, now is the time to do it.

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What to Do If You’re Unhappy with Tenancy in Baltimore

While most families or individuals moving into rental properties plan to stay for the duration of the lease that was signed, if the property is unsafe or unacceptable that might not be possible. If you find yourself unhappy with tenancy in Baltimore and management is dragging out repairs and remedies for the situation, you need to know your rights.

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A Recent Child Custody Modification Case for Lebovitz Law

At Lebovitz Law, we work with plaintiffs every day who are working through the child custody modification process. Recently in the Circuit Court for Baltimore City, we assisted a father in retaining custody of his child and preventing the mother from taking custody and moving the child out of state.

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What You Should Know About Failure to Return Security Deposit Cases

Are you moving this spring? If you put down a security deposit at the start of your lease, all or a portion of it might be headed back your way after you move out and complete the final walkthrough. However, one of the most common causes of tenant-landlord disputes is a failure to return the security deposit.

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Before You Sign Your Lease

Happy African American couple dancing after movingAre you moving this spring? Have you been accepted into college or a graduate program that requires relocation or apartment living? Before you pack the moving truck and mark your calendar, you need to review your lease and purchase renter’s insurance.

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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 Mutual Consent Divorce in Maryland

The Maryland Senate passed a bill that could transform the process of mutual consent divorce for Maryland residents forever. Once the bill is passed by the Maryland Legislature and signed into law by the Governor, it will be much easier to obtain a mutual consent divorce if there are minor children involved.

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