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Family law: Shared parenting benefits in Maryland after divorce

Divorce can be particularly rough on kids who have been used to being parented by two individuals. Family law rules in Maryland, however, provide for the continuation of that parenting style with shared parenting situations. Studies show that kids who are co-parented have better overall emotional health, do better in school, have a healthier self-esteem and fewer behavioral problems like acting out, bullying or delinquency.

What happens if one partner breaches their contract?

Anytime two or more persons enter into a business partnership, they should establish a contract that outlines the nature of each person’s responsibilities and limits of authority. Contacts are essential to solidify expectations and provide each party with legal recourse should the other party fail to uphold their duties. This is important even if your business partner is a friend or family member.

The funds it takes to close a real estate deal in Maryland

Buying property isn't a cheap endeavor. Many Maryland residents entering the real estate market to purchase a home may be unaware of exactly what kind of money is needed to close the deal on their dream abodes. No homebuyer wants to be caught off guard when it comes to not having enough cash to close a deal. Closing costs include everything from having to shell out funds to arrange for a mortgage to appraisal and survey fees.

Family law: A new kind of postnuptial agreement becoming popular

It's hard to believe that anyone would get married believing their soon-to-be spouse might be unfaithful. But some people are seeking extra insurance if their spouse has cheated on them once, and they want some extra insurance that it won't happen again.  Through family law in Maryland, some people who have been cheated on are getting their unfaithful spouses to sign infidelity postnuptial agreements which are supposed to be deterrents to cheating in a marriage.

Maryland family law: Preparing for a child custody hearing

There is a lot at stake when preparing for a child custody hearing. Family law rules in all states -- Maryland being no exception -- have definitive laws when it comes to children. The first step in preparing for a hearing is to be familiar with applicable state laws and how they apply to various situations. If a parent is requesting sole custody of a child or children, he or she better have a pretty strong case to convince a judge sole custody would be in the best interests of the children.

Breach of contract lawsuit for violating noncompete agreement

It is not unusual for employment contracts in Maryland and elsewhere to include noncomplete clauses. An employee who signs such a contract agrees not to work for the employer's competitor or to establish a similar business within a certain amount of time after leaving the job. This is to protect the company's trade secrets among other reasons. Employees who commit breach of contract may cause financial loss to their former employers.

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