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Maryland Criticized for Child Custody Policies

In 2013, lawmakers in Maryland put together a special commission in order to study how the state’s courts come to decisions regarding child custody. Over an 18-month period of time, the commission listened to judges, mental health professionals and family law attorneys. The commission’s final report was issued in 2014. Despite this, state reforms have…

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January Dubbed Divorce Month

In Maryland and throughout the country, January has become known as “divorce month.” Statistics show that most divorces happen in March and August, but filings spike in January. Legal experts believe that the rise in filings after the New Year is due to one reason: People don’t want to file during the holidays. It is…

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Governor Trying to Lessen Impact of Tax Plan

If you’ve been keeping up with the roller coaster of news surrounding the new federal tax plan, you may find your head spinning. Items were being introduced and taken away as Republican Congressional leaders attempted to get the plan passed. One of the things that has stuck around despite many revisions is the change to…