When Can You Legally Leave a Child Unattended in Maryland?

by Nasheia Conway | Posted in Family Law | Reading Time: 3 minutes

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The following content was updated in July 2022 Most of us know it is simply common sense not to leave a young child unattended. But did you know Maryland has a specific law on when you can legally leave a child unattended? Did you know Maryland provides an exact age requirement for leaving children unattended?...

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What Happens in Maryland if Roe v. Wade is overturned?

by Tucker Clagett | Posted in Legal Comment | Reading Time: 13 minutes

NOTE & UPDATE: This article was originally published on October 26, 2021, right before the Supreme Court heard oral arguments on the case that would eventually overturn Roe v. Wade. We predicted the court would overturn Roe. We were right. Today, the court did overturn Roe v. Wade. So, what does that mean in Maryland?...

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In Family Law Cases, The Court Cannot Do Everything

by Nasheia Conway | Posted in Family Law | Reading Time: 6 minutes

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We tend to think of courts as having pretty much supreme power to order people to do what they see fit.This is particularly true in a divorce or child custody case, where a lot is at stake. In reality, that is only partially true. Generally speaking, if the parties to a family law case cannot...

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De Facto Parent Status in Family Law Cases

by Nasheia Conway | Posted in Family Law | Reading Time: 4 minutes

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The old woman who lived in a shoe probably never wondered if she was a parent. She had so many children, how could she not know? But for some people, it is not that obvious – at least from a legal perspective. What about grandparents who raise their grandchildren as their own? Are they simply...

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Executive Privilege & the January 6th Investigation

by Tucker Clagett | Posted in Legal Comment | Reading Time: 4 minutes

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I liked playing constitutional lawyer last time, so I will try my hand at it again. Another big court case you are hearing about is the fight over whether the White House can release Trump documents to the January 6th committee. The appeals court just said yes those documents can be released, and that case...

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When Your Life Insurance Can Refuse to Pay

by Tucker Clagett | Posted in Civil Law & Consumer | Reading Time: 4 minutes

You should get life insurance to protect the loved ones you may leave behind. And you probably think your loved ones are perfectly safe after you sign on the dotted line. But did you know that in Maryland, your life insurance can legally refuse to pay out sometimes? I had a case years ago where...

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Three Ways to Stop an Eviction in Maryland in 2021

by Tucker Clagett | Posted in Bankruptcy & Foreclosure | Reading Time: 6 minutes

The Federal Eviction Moratorium was recently stricken down by the Supreme Court. Thousands of tenants in Maryland are subject to eviction. Congress has done nothing to renew it, so there is no federal lgal protection from eviction right now. If you, or someone you know, is subject to an eviction because they fell behind on...

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Protective Orders in Maryland – How to File For One

by Nasheia Conway | Posted in Family Law | Reading Time: 11 minutes

If you are in an abusive relationship, it may seem as if you have few options and nowhere to turn. But that is not true. You can and should remove yourself and your children from the abuser. And in Maryland, you have many tools at your disposal to make that happen. One is filing for a...

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