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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 [...]

Feb Feb 24, 2016

Domestic Violence Protective Orders in Maryland Divorce

Disputes between divorcing partners can get out of hand; sometimes, the reason for the divorce is to escape an abusive spouse. Either way, in Maryland, those who are being abused by their spouse or another member of their household can obtain a domestic violence protective order from the District Court or the Circuit Court in [...]

Mar Mar 13, 2014

Ravens Star Ray Rice Charged with Domestic Violence

Domestic violence is an issue that we, as family lawyers in Annapolis, Maryland, see all too frequently.    It is all too upsetting and disappointing that Ray Rice, a star of our Baltimore Ravens,  was charged criminally for hitting his girlfriend and knocking her unconscious.  Strong, professional athletes can inflict serious damage on their "loved [...]

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