Whether you are charged with possession of CDS, armed robbery, assault, or any other crime, it is important to promptly hire counsel and to exercise your right to remain silent.
If you are seeking custody, it is important to know that Maryland courts focus on the "best interest" standard when determining the schedule of visitation and custody. It is also important to understand that "custody" is comprised of both legal custody, i.e. decision-making authority, and physical custody, i.e. the place of residence.
As part of most custody determinations, the Maryland Child Support Guidelines are used to determine the amount of child support payable by one parent to the other. These Guidelines take into account the income of both parents and other considerations, such as the payment of health care and the cost of work-related childcare.
Being charged with a driving offense related to the consumption of alcohol or a controlled dangerous substance could have devastating consequences on your ability to drive, your employment, and your freedom. It is important to retain an attorney to represent your rights in court and at the MVA.
Marriages dissolve for a variety of reasons. When that happens, a range of issues come into play, such as what to do about a marital home, whether to request alimony, what will happen with retirement accounts, and other important issues.
Each case presents unique challenges, and there are different methods of resolving those challenges, including mediation, collaborative law, a settlement agreement, or litigation. An attorney can help you choose the best method to address the unique issues your case presents.
Moving violations often carry fines, points, and sometimes even jail time. It is important to promptly seek the advice of an attorney to help you with your case.
These types of orders are commonly referred to as “stay-away” orders, “no contact” orders, and “restraining” orders. However, a court can grant remedies that go beyond just ordering “no contact.” In a protective order, the court might grant emergency family maintenance, use and possession of the family home, removal of firearms, or even set a custody and visitation schedule.
An attorney can help you understand the time constraints on filing, the differences in the standards for granting a temporary order and a final order, and when a peace order may be more appropriate than a protective order.
The MVA Administrative hearing is one of the more commonly misunderstood types of hearings because even though they are informal, they can result in serious penalties. Failing to timely request a hearing or to request certain types of relief at a hearing can result in limitations on your ability to drive. An attorney can help you fight administrative sanctions and request modifications to accommodate your needs.
One of the most trying times can be when a loved one is physically or mentally unable to care for his or her affairs. Sadly, when an individual reaches that stage, it is often too late to informally resolve the issues. An attorney can help you work through the often-complicated process of seeking a guardianship and determine the most cost-effective way to get your loved one the relief they need.
If you have been injured either financially or physically through no fault of your own, it is important to know that you may be able to seek compensation for your damages. An attorney can evaluate your situation and determine the right course of action.
The "handshake" is one of the most common ways to do business, but can also commonly lead to a variety of legal disputes. However, even written agreements can cause conflict. If you are involved in a legal dispute over a contract, it is important to retain an attorney to help you determine your legal rights and to resolve your issues in as expeditious a manner as possible.