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Has your Spouse Falsely Accused you of Abuse During Divorce Proceedings?

By Hasson D. Barnes |

Getting a divorce can be a tricky business, and never more so than when one party makes derogatory claims against another. If an individual chooses to defame his or her spouse in order to gain some advantage in divorce negotiations, what recourse does an innocent spouse have? After all, domestic violence is a serious… Read More »

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Military Divorce in Maryland

By Hasson D. Barnes |

Marriages of all kinds face unique stresses, perhaps none more than those involving military personnel. Extended separations, constant worry, and an uncertain future in terms of where couples may be stationed and when the next deployment will be, can excite tensions that many Americans simply cannot comprehend. To complicate matters, PTSD and other mental,… Read More »

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Applying for a Protective Order or a Peace Order in Maryland

By Hasson D. Barnes |

If you or a loved one is living in fear of another individual committing violence against you, you may wish to consider obtaining a Peace or Protective Order against that person. A local family attorney can assist you in determining the next steps.  Protective Order or a Peace Order:  What’s the Difference?  A judge… Read More »

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I Want a Divorce and Have No Idea How to Go About It

By Hasson D. Barnes |

If you’re considering divorce, you are not alone. Many of us have heard the statistics related to unhappy and dissolving marriages. But this is something you’ve never done before, and something on which you certainly are no expert. So how should you proceed? A local Baltimore family attorney can help you as you proceed… Read More »

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Special Rules for Youth to Marry in Maryland

By Hasson D. Barnes |

People get married for lots of reasons. While romantics like to think of love as the primary motivation for tying the knot, there are other incentives for some: money, healthcare, opportunity, parenthood, and sometimes, to escape a bad situation. Regardless of the reason, Maryland legislators this year took a look at the younger subsection… Read More »

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Your Rights in Divorce and Custody: Stay-at-Home Dads

By Hasson D. Barnes |

Are you a stay-at-home dad who is the primary caregiver? If so, you are not alone. Last year, nearly 2 million dads chose to stay home and raise the kids, and almost 32,000 of them are right here in Maryland. That’s about 16 percent of all the parents who stay home with children. Why… Read More »

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Child Custody Evaluations in Divorce Proceedings

By Hasson D. Barnes |

When parents cannot agree on custody issues in a divorce, the court has a number of support services available designed to help them make sound decisions regarding their children. Some commonly utilized interventions include courses in co-parenting, problem resolution training (known as parent coordination), mediation services, assistance with mental health issues, monitored child exchanges,… Read More »

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Collecting Child Support when Parents don’t want to Pay

By Hasson D. Barnes |

Raising a child requires a lot of time and money. Statistics provided by the United States Department of Agriculture shows that in today’s economy, supporting a child from birth to age 18 will cost the typical middle-income family over $230,000. After that, expenses associated with college or trade school, weddings, and other support can… Read More »

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Escaping Domestic Violence in Maryland

By Hasson D. Barnes |

When a former Hartford church rector was charged with domestic violence, it may have surprised some people. The pastor was accused of striking his wife across the face during an argument. As things intensified, the couple’s children became involved, and he purportedly assaulted them, as well. The man was arrested, and contact with the… Read More »

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Marital Assets that Should be Kept in Mind During your Maryland Divorce

By Hasson D. Barnes |

Splitting marital assets is never easy. Knowing how to value property fairly can be overwhelming. But remember, assets include far more than houses and cars. The devil is in the details, of course, and a local Baltimore attorney can address the specifics of your situation. Pensions: The Bangs Formula  One thing that should always… Read More »

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