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Eight Tips For A Smoother Divorce

By Hasson D. Barnes |

Divorce is fun—said no one ever!  There’s no question that divorce can be one of the most stressful times in a person’s life.  That being said, there are things you can do to reduce the challenges.  And while a lot of this stuff is common sense—it’s worth noting that many divorcees can’t seem to… Read More »

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What Custody/Visitation Rights Do Maryland Stepparents Have In Divorce?

By Hasson D. Barnes |

More and more these days divorces are becoming more complex when it comes to child custody and visitation.  One reason is that many stepparents who took an active role in the raising of a child during the marriage wish to continue to do so when the marriage fails.  This occurs with both same-sex and… Read More »

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When Drivers Leave The Scene Of The Accident

By Hasson D. Barnes |

A motorcyclist crashed into an SUV one August afternoon in Linthicum Heights when the SUV attempted a left turn in the path of the Harley.  As the driver ran off, three passengers remained with the vehicle and gave authorities information about the driver, whose failure to yield caused the motorcyclist to be thrown from… Read More »

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Avoid Halloween Disasters

By Hasson D. Barnes |

With little ghouls and goblins out on Halloween night, the specter of driving incidents that put our littlest family members at risk becomes a huge concern.  Unfortunately, the incidents of driving while fatigued and driving after drinking generally rise for the holiday, and this, combined with the increase of pedestrians out during twilight and… Read More »

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Custody Considerations When One Parent Is Unfit

By Hasson D. Barnes |

If you are going through a divorce, one of the most important decisions to be made revolves around your children.  With whom will they live?  Who will have legal custody and the ability to make important decisions about medical issues, education, and so forth?  Can you and your former partner collaborate in the best… Read More »

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Tractor Trailer Accidents Are Serious Business

By Hasson D. Barnes |

When you think about the sheer weight of a tractor trailer, you know that any collision involving one is going to have horrific consequences.  Here in Maryland, these accidents are far too common, resulting in property damage, injuries, and loss of life. Just a Few Summer 2021 Incidents in Maryland  When a Volkswagen Jetta… Read More »

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Divorcing An Adulterer

By Hasson D. Barnes |

You thought your marriage was good.  Sure, there were ups and downs, but that’s all part of the process of building a life together.  Or so you thought.  Once you discovered your spouse was cheating on you, you had to admit that the marriage was untenable.  More than that, you found yourself fighting back… Read More »

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Peloton Safety Concerns

By Hasson D. Barnes |

If you are a Peloton fitness guru, you need to be aware of the latest concerns.  According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) warned consumers that if they have kids or pets at home, they should discontinue use of the Tread+ model immediately due to reports of serious accidents.  Though the company initially… Read More »

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Preposterous Accidents That Really Occurred

By Hasson D. Barnes |

Accidents are just a part of life, right?  We’ve all experienced the occasional misfortune as a result of a confluence of factors coming together at just the wrong moment.  If you’ve been feeling sorry for yourself because of your bad luck, though, you’re going to count your lucky stars when you hear some of… Read More »

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Divorce Trauma: Who Gets The Dog?

By Hasson D. Barnes |

If you’ve decided that divorce is the right move for you, you’ve likely already thought about the upcoming property division.  You get the golf clubs, your spouse gets the four-wheeler; you get the Chrysler, your spouse gets the Jeep.  But often one of the most difficult decisions revolves around who gets the family pet. … Read More »

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