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NAMING A GUARDIAN IN YOUR WILL

(posted Friday, Sept 15, 2017)
If you have one or more children under the age of 18, you need a will that names a legal guardian or guardians in the event of your and the other parent's death. If you don't name a legal guardian before you die, the court will choose who will care for your children [...]

WHITE COLLAR CRIMES VERSUS STREET CRIMES

(posted Friday, Sept 2, 2016)
What's the difference between being charged with a white-collar crime or street crime? White-collar crimes are typically financially motivated, nonviolent crimes characterized by deceit, concealment, or a violation of a trust and do not usually involve the threat of physical force or violence. They usually involve some type [...]

DIVORCE LAW CHANGES IN MARYLAND 2016

(posted Monday, February 29, 2016)
While many couple are celebrating their anniversaries, others are concerned with divorce issues. The new laws that went into effect on October 1, 2015 will help make the transition smoother for some couples. [...]

WHEN SHOULD I HIRE A FAMILY LAWYER

(posted Thursday, January 7, 2016)
Choosing the right attorney now, and building a relationship, can make it easier as you go through the various phases of life, need to make major decisions, or find yourself in a difficult situation. It is much harder if you wait [...]

HOLIDAY VISITATION / CHILD CUSTODY DISPUTES

(posted Tuesday, December 17, 2015)
As the holidays approach many families begin facing uncertainty and conflicts with regard to where their children will be spending the holiday. [...]

A GUIDE TO MARYLAND ESTATE PROBATE PROCEDURES

(posted Tuesday, October 21, 2014)
Losing a loved one is difficult enough without the added stress of finishing up their affairs and dealing with [...]

HOW IT WORKS: DIVORCE IN MARYLAND

(posted Monday, September 29, 2014)
“I’m filing for divorce!” screams a lady in a television show. The next thing you see, [...]

HIRING A BUSINESS LAWYER IS CRUCIAL TO ANY SUCCESSFUL BUSINESS

(posted Wednesday, January 8, 2014)
Every business needs a competent and skilled accountant and lawyer [...]

MARYLAND DUI / DWI: WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW IF YOU REFUSE TO TAKE A BREATHALYZER TEST

(posted Friday, November 8, 2013)
Can you believe it's already November and the holiday season [...]

WHO NEEDS AN ESTATE PLAN?

(posted Friday, May 17, 2013)
Who needs an estate plan? Everyone. Many of us think [...]