Brian Barkley

Why hire Brian Barkley as your attorney?

I’m Brian Barkley, and here’s how I will help you.

People want experienced lawyers AND personal service. At Barkley & Kennedy, we’re not a 50-man firm. With us, the name partner is answering your phone call. Read more

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How Does Property Division in Divorce Work?

Property Division in Divorce

Divorces usually involve property division. With a few important exceptions, all the property that was acquired during a marriage is considered marital property in Maryland. Marital property normally includes such things as houses, cars, furniture, personal property, stocks, bonds, jewelry, bank accounts, pensions, retirement plans, 401k accounts and IRA’s. It generally does not include the value of professional degrees/licenses. Read more

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How Do I Get a Divorce in Maryland?

What are the grounds for divorce in Maryland?

The reason that you are entitled to a divorce in Maryland is called the “grounds.” Maryland has “no-fault” and “fault” grounds for divorce. Read more

Checklist for a Small Business

More Small Business Legal Mistakes

Lots of helpful advice about potential legal mistakes for small business owners already exists on the internet. Sometimes, though, too much advice can be overwhelming. We’ve combed through the results and found the articles that we think are the best, and added some of our own. Read more


S Corp versus LLC – what is the difference?

Business owners know that structuring your business can be challenging. Here is how to tell whether to file as a Limited Liability Company (LLC), or to be taxed under Subchapter S of Chapter 1 of the Internal Revenue Code, otherwise known as an S Corporation. Read more

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Auto Accident Checklist

An auto accident is a stressful event, and this is a checklist you can use to help keep your thinking straight during a stressful time. Read more

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Protecting Yourself from Criminal Charges

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

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Estate Planning Checklist

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

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Civil Litigation in Rockville, Maryland: 7 Steps for Negotiating a Settlement of Your Personal Injury Claim

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