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July 2017 Archives

The hidden dangers that distracted drivers pose

You likely see distracted drivers on many types of roadways: interstates, bustling city streets and lonely country lanes. The most obvious symptom that someone is driving distracted tends to be the fact that he or she is on a cell phone, which Maryland law forbids. However, many types of distraction exist. Even daydreaming during a boring stretch of road is a distraction, as it makes the driver less aware of the surroundings and less capable of reacting quickly and appropriately should something occur.

Issues facing unmarried couples and child custody

Often a person may associate child custody issues with those who are going through a divorce, but that is not always the case. Around 40 percent of babies born today are born to unwed mothers. It's not surprising that there are many custody issues for these families in the Bowie area.

Is seeking a child support modification right for your family?

If you are thinking of seeking a child support modification, then you have been through the process of determining child support before. It isn't exactly a quick process. There are a lot of factors to consider when determining how child support should be handled for parents of a child living in separate households. However, child support agreements cannot always account for changes in income or changes in a child's situation. Should a parent in Maryland seek to modify their child support agreement if it is no longer functioning?

Contributory negligence and Maryland car accidents

Did you know that Maryland state law can have a huge impact on the result of a personal injury case after a car accident? Maryland is one of only a handful of states to recognize contributory negligence laws in cases of personal injury. For car accidents, the law applies to situations in which a person is even the tiniest bit responsible for causing the accident.

Parenting agreement advisable for child custody arrangement

When married parents in Maryland make the decision to divorce, or if unmarried parents break up, it can be difficult to discern how to raise their child in separate households. While it may be difficult it isn't impossible. There are certain tools at parents' disposal to help with raising a happy, healthy child in separate households. One such tool is a parenting agreement.

3 important factors in Maryland child custody cases

As you go through divorce, one of the most pressing issues on your mind is child custody. How much will you get to see your child? Will you get sole, joint or no custody? Regardless of your marital problems, you still love your child and want to be an involved parent. While it is impossible to predict how a judge will rule in your custody case, you can get an idea by knowing the judge has the best interests of your child in mind.

What to do when you are afraid of your spouse

The foundation of any successful marriage is a combination of love, trust and respect. Unfortunately, these feelings can sometimes transform into aggression and even violence. According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, one in three women has experienced violence at the hands of an intimate partner. If you are one of these people or afraid you might become one, you are not alone, and you can get help.

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