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Domestic Violence Takes Lives in Maryland

By Hasson D. Barnes |

When Kaylyn High stepped up to help her friend escape a physical conflict with an aggressive lover, she surely did not know that her intervention would result in her own untimely death.  But when the spurned lover pulled out a gun, it was Kaylyn who was shot in the head as the women sped… Read More »

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How to Pick the Right Divorce Attorney

By Hasson D. Barnes |

Nearly 800,000 couples divorce in this country every year.  If you are considering becoming part of the statistic, you may be wondering how in the world to go about finding the right Baltimore divorce attorney.  It’s a big decision, with many factors worth considering. Divorce Statistics  You’re certainly not alone if you are considering… Read More »

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Visitation Schedules that Benefit Everyone

By Hasson D. Barnes |

Custody and visitation issues can be a thorny topic for couples facing divorce, and the emotions get infinitely more intense when the subject of holiday visitation comes up. While it may seem an overwhelming task, it is, indeed, possible with a little planning. Holidays and Other Breaks While families automatically think of the big… Read More »

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Same-Sex Divorce in Maryland

By Hasson D. Barnes |

Legal marriage has only been available in Maryland since 2013. So while same-sex divorces are subject to the exact same regulations as hetero divorces, there are sometimes complexities in applying laws that were written without same-sex couples in mind. If you are a member of a same-sex couple that is facing divorce, having a… Read More »

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Residency Requirements for Maryland Divorce

By Hasson D. Barnes |

Let’s say your marriage is on the rocks, and you’re considering divorce. Chances are you have questions as to how to proceed, starting with residency requirements. A local divorce attorney can make sure the i’s are dotted and the t’s are crossed so your divorce can run as smoothly as possible. Legal Residency Requirements… Read More »

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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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