Many individuals are uncertain how to interact with the police under the threat of criminal charges. Absent the active assistance of an attorney that is well versed in the facts of the matter, there is no sure fire way to handle the situation to avoid criminal charges or to minimize the chances of conviction. That being said, there are several general observations that can assist you Read more
Thoughts from our experience of practicing law in Maryland for more than 30 years.
What is a living trust?
One of the greatest gifts you can leave your survivors is an organized estate. The time you spend now will help your loved ones to cope later, and also will ensure your wishes will be carried out. Read more
Barkley & Kennedy handles a lot of personal injury cases in Rockville, Maryland, and other parts of Montgomery and Frederick Counties. We like to break down the path to possible personal injury claim settlement with these 7 steps. Read more
Barkley & Kennedy has had lots of experience guiding our clients through divorce cases. Our clients often ask us the following questions:
What does a divorce cost?
Bankruptcy can add an extra layer of challenge to anyone’s life. It’s particularly hard for a divorced woman relying on domestic support obligations. Women, especially women going through a life-changing event such as a divorce, can be hit hard. Some might be facing a substantially reduced income while trying to care for children, find employment or set up a new household. Read more
Bankruptcy is a process to relieve and resolve personal and business debt. Two of the most commonly used types of bankruptcies under the U.S. Bankruptcy Code are Chapters 7 and 13. We’ll explain the differences between the two, and answer some of the common questions we hear.
What is the difference between Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 Bankruptcies?
In our Rockville and Frederick, Maryland Law Practice, we frequently hear questions about child support. Here are 5 things we want to be sure our clients know.
1. How is child support calculated in Maryland?
Child support computation starts with the Child Support Guidelines in the Maryland Code. The guidelines provide the court and parties with a calculation that takes into account income of the parents and child expenses. To compute the Guidelines, click HERE. Read more
In our Rockville and Frederick, Maryland Law Practice, we frequently hear questions about custody cases. Here are 4 things we get asked regularly.
1. What is the difference between Legal and Physical Custody?
Legal Custody means the right to make decisions about major issues such as religion, education and medical care. Physical Custody means where the children will live.
Collaborative Law, as discussed in Part 1 of our series, is an approach for resolving a legal dispute without court litigation. It is one of several different types of alternative dispute resolution processes. It is the one approach that gives control of the process to the parties in the dispute.
How does the Collaborative Law Process work?
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