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What are the Grounds for Annulment in Maryland?

Like divorce, annulment is a means to end a marriage. Unlike a divorce, however, when an annulment is complete, the marriage is considered to have never existed in the first place. In many cases, people opt for annulments for religious or social reasons, but there are other benefits to annulments over divorce, as well. It’s… Read More »

Key Steps to Increase Your Child Support Payments

Once a child support order is in place, either parent may request a modification of the amount of child support being paid. If you are the receiving parent and wish to increase the amount of money you get, the general standard is that you must demonstrate that there has been a substantial change in circumstances… Read More »

Misdemeanor Assault Cases and the Defense Strategies Available

Assault may be classified as a misdemeanor or a felony, depending on the nature and severity of the offense. Misdemeanor assault is also known as “simple” assault — the least serious form of the crime. Typically, it involves a minor injury or a limited threat of some sort of violence. There are some states in… Read More »

Maryland One of 12 States to Receive a Special Drug Prosecutor

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions recently announced that the Department of Justice would dispatch 12 federal prosecutors to cities that have had the greatest problems with drug addiction and opioids. Maryland was listed as one of those states. Prescription opioids are at the root of the deadliest drug epidemic in American history. In 2015, more… Read More »

Speaking with Your Insurance Company After a Car Accident

After an auto accident, one of the first things you will need to do is contact your insurance provider to inform an adjuster of the accident. You must do this under the terms of your policy. What should you expect to happen after you alert your insurer? The following are a few things for which… Read More »

How Mediation Works in a Maryland Car Accident Case

Mediation is a method of dispute resolution often used to reach settlements in auto accident cases, without having to go to court. Through this process, a trained mediator works with you and the insurance company to reach an appropriate settlement. Mediators do not make any mandates or requirements, but instead serve to facilitate constructive discussions… Read More »

2 Dead in Head-On Collision on Highway 160 in Maryland

Two people were fatally injured in a head-on collision on U.S. Highway 160 in the Cherry Creek area Thursday, July 20. The accident occurred at approximately 5:15 p.m., just east of the Montezuma-La Plata county line. According to police, a male driver in an SUV was traveling west toward Mancos when he hydroplaned into the… Read More »

2 People Killed in Charles County Auto Accident

Two people recently died in a car accident on Rock Point Road, just west of Kings Farm Place in Charles County. The accident reportedly occurred at approximately 11:15 a.m. July 14. Troopers from the La Plata barrack of the Maryland State Police arrived at the scene and conducted the preliminary investigation. According to officers, a… Read More »

Maryland DUI Sentencing Guidelines Subject of Debate

Under Maryland state law, homicide by motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol carries a maximum sentence of five years in prison and a maximum fine of $5,000 on a first offense. A second offense carries a maximum of 10 years’ incarceration and a $10,000 fine. It’s important to note that these are maximum… Read More »

Alcohol Believed to be Factor in Fatal Highway 50 Accident

According to the Maryland State Police, alcohol was a likely factor in a recent fatal wrong-way collision on U.S. 50, close to the Chesapeake Bay Bridge. The crash reportedly occurred just east of Bay Dale Drave shortly after 2 a.m. on Wednesday, July 26, when a 2002 Hyundai Accent collided head-on with a 2002 Honda… Read More »

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