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My Ex Filed Contempt Against Me – What Can I Do?

 If your ex filed a Petition for Contempt against you, she must prove that you are violating a term in an existing order. If there is no Order, then there is no Contempt. Also, if the Order’s language is not clear it is unlikely that you can be in contempt. What...

Child Support Questions and Answers

My ex says that he pays child support so he doesn’t have to pay anything else, is this true?   A child support payment does cover a lot but there are other additional costs that must be shared by both parents regardless of the custody schedule. For example, each party...

Child Support Questions

How much child support do I have to pay if the custodial parent continues to be unemployed ? Custody has recently changed and now I am the non-custodial parent. Custodial parent is voluntarily impoverished and has been unemployed now for 6 years. Can they file for and...

Child Support Modification

Question:  What does it usually mean when you receive an order that my motion to dismiss child support modification is denied? Does this mean that the judge looked at the evidence I presented in my pleadings and decided against me? So now, we go back to court? Answer...

ADULT GUARDIANSHIPS

What is a guardianship and do I need to get one for my loved one? There are two types of adult guardianships in Maryland:  guardians of the person and guardians of the property.  A guardian of the person covers authority of medical, contractual, and...

ADOPTION

Adoption is the legal process by which an adult takes a child into his/her own family, treating that child as his/her own child, and giving that child all the rights and duties of his own child.  Of course, before this process happens a loving familial bond is already...