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Civil Litigation in Frederick, Maryland: Filing for Divorce

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?

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Women, Bankruptcy & Divorce

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

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Bankruptcy 101

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?

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5 Things You Need to Know about Child Support from a Rockville Family Law Attorney

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

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4 Things You Want to Know about Custody from a Rockville Family Attorney

 

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.

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Collaborative Law Part II: When Is It Right For You?

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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Collaborative Law Part I: Regaining Control

What is Collaborative Law?

Collaborative Law is a way to approach the resolution of a legal dispute without litigating through the court system. 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. Read more

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Penalties for DWI or DUI in Maryland

If you are arrested for impaired driving, also called DWI or DUI in Maryland, you may face sanctions and penalties. If you are convicted of an impaired driving offense, you will face immediate administrative sanctions. You may also face additional criminal penalties and license sanctions. It is important to have an experienced lawyer represent you to defend you or to mitigate the potential punishment. Read more

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Your Voting Rights: 4 Common Questions

Here are the answers to 4 common questions you may have about your voting rights.

AM I ABLE TO GET TIME OFF FROM WORK TO VOTE?

Every employer in the State shall permit any employee who claims to be a registered voter in the State a period not to exceed 2 hours absence from work on Election Day in order to cast a ballot if the employee does not have 2 hours of continuous off-duty during the time that the polls are open. Read more

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How to Keep Yourself Safe With A Domestic Violence Protection Order

Understanding Domestic Violence

Maryland law defines domestic violence “abuse” as the occurrence of one or more of the following acts between “family or household members”: Read more