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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

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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

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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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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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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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Alimony and Child Support in Maryland

Alimony and child support, as well as spousal support, are legal issues that arise in divorce and separation, and child support is also potentially an issue for parents who were never married. There is no such thing as a common law marriage in Maryland. As a consequence, alimony and spousal support are potential issues only for divorcing couples and require the assessment of your rights or potential liability in advance of any separation. Generally, without the parties living separate and apart, alimony and child support are not issues that a Maryland court will entertain. Read more

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Marital Property and Divorce in Maryland

Separation and divorce have a profound impact on a family’s financial affairs. At the outset of the dissolution of the marriage  you need to understand the concept of marital property and be prepared to take steps to maximize your ability to ensure that your rights regarding the family’s assets are not compromised and that the assets are available for identification and valuation purposes. Read more