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Oct Oct 10, 2018

Maryland’s “Red Flag” Law and Extreme Risk Protective Orders

A new law addressing gun safety went into effect on October 1, 2018 in Maryland. This law, which allows concerned parties to file for extreme risk protective orders (ERPOs), is also known as a “red flag” gun law. The law will temporarily prohibit a person's access to guns when a judge determines he or she [...]

Sep Sep 26, 2018

Co-Parenting and Parental Relocation

After a divorce when children are involved, the issue of parental relocation can be quite complex. Sometimes it may seem like a difficult puzzle to solve, but, there is good news: it is possible to put together a parenting plan, or modify an existing one, that can allow one parent to relocate but still meet [...]

Sep Sep 13, 2018

Maryland Passes Mutual Consent Divorce Bill for Couples with Children

The state of Maryland recently passed legislation that allows married couples with children to divorce with the mutual consent of both parties. Before 2015, to receive a no-fault divorce here in Maryland, every couple had to prove that they had lived in separate residences for 12 continuous months, with no sexual relations. “No-fault” means that [...]

Jul Jul 25, 2018

Can DNA Paternity Testing Be Done Without the Father’s Approval?

Paternity testing is an issue that is naturally fraught with a lot of emotion. Proof of paternity answers an important question, which will have legal ramifications and a significant impact on the child's life. However, getting the suspected father to submit to a DNA test can be difficult in some cases, and you might wonder [...]

Jul Jul 11, 2018

5 Tips for Moving Beyond Post-Divorce Depression

Going through a divorce, especially if you are not the one who initiated it, is right up there in the Top Two most stressful life events. According to the Holmes-Rahe Stress Inventory, the only thing more stressful than divorce is the death of your spouse. Dealing with a stressful event such as divorce, and the [...]

Jun Jun 27, 2018

Top Six Reasons Couples Divorce

We all know that no one goes into a marriage thinking or intending to get divorced one day. People enter into a marriage with the best of intentions—til death do you part, or at the very least, a long happy marriage. Most people understand that a strong marriage takes work. But if you have given [...]

Jun Jun 22, 2018

Polly Peters (formerly of Peters & Clark, P.A.), along with two other Annapolis attorneys, will be traveling to the South Texas Family Residential Center in Dilley, TX to lend support to the on-site attorney who is currently processing asylum applications. “They have like 2,500 people at this prison and they have one full-time attorney there,” [...]

Jun Jun 13, 2018

Five Unexpected Divorce Expenses

Adjusting to life during and after a divorce can take some time. In addition to emotional changes, financial changes can take some getting used to as well. Changing your lifestyle to fit your budget, or supporting yourself with only one income are typically expected financial expenses that come with a marriage split. However, there are [...]

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