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Construction Site Accidents

By Hasson D. Barnes |

With construction going on everywhere you look, it’s not surprising that construction site accidents are on the rise.  One worker in the Fairfield area recently fell into a trench and found himself buried neck deep in the trench. A month before that accident, a wall crushed two workers on a Fells Point construction site. … Read More »

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Is The Divorce Surge Waning, Or Is The Continuing Pandemic Still Fueling It?

By Hasson D. Barnes |

Globally, divorce has seen quite a pandemic uptick.  The first year of lockdowns that shoved everyone into endless hours together seemed to increase the irritation meter phenomenally, stressing a lot of relationships to the breaking point. While marriages that were shaky to begin with were the most at risk, even newlyweds and those in… Read More »

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When Vehicles Collide Into Buildings

By Hasson D. Barnes |

Imagine settling into a quiet evening at home, when suddenly an SUV comes careening in through your front window!  That’s exactly what happened in a Hampden home in May of 2021.  Fortunately, in this instance no one in the home was injured, although the driver of the SUV had to be hospitalized. In another… Read More »

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Divorcing An Alzheimer’s Patient

By Hasson D. Barnes |

Are you married to someone who requires care beyond your capacity to give? If you are living with someone suffering from Alzheimer’s Disease, you may feel overwhelmed.  This degenerative disease has changed your loved one into someone you no longer recognize. The once loving, calm, and caring individual you shared your life with has… Read More »

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Your Maryland Alimony Questions Answered

By Hasson D. Barnes |

As you think about the possibility of a divorce, perhaps you’re troubled with thoughts of the financial challenges ahead.  After all, your household income has been supporting one household.  What’s going to happen when there are two separate households depending on that limited income?  If you’re the lesser earner, you may think you’re in… Read More »

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Is The School Bus Stop Safe For Kids?

By Hasson D. Barnes |

When we send our kids off to school, we anticipate they’ll learn a lot and come home to us safely.  For some of us, however, those ideas fall apart when a disastrous accident occurs at the school bus stop. More than 600,000 students ride school buses across this state. What could be worse than… Read More »

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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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