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Restraining Orders in Divorce and Family Law

Restraining Orders in Divorce and Family Law In many divorce and family law courts, the judge will issue a standing restraining order with common language, at the beginning of all new cases. These orders are known by different names in different places but are similarly used to preserve the status quo and not cause harm…

Public Defender Vs. Private Attorney

Public Defender Vs. Private Attorney If you have been charged with a criminal offense, need assistance in defending your case in a court of law and cannot afford a private attorney, you may seek legal representation from a state appointed public defender.  However, hiring a public defender in lieu of a private attorney comes with many…

Drug and Alcohol Tests for DUI: Just How Accurate Are They?

Drug and Alcohol Tests for DUI If you are stopped by a police officer and suspected of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, you will be asked to take tests. The first would be a standard field sobriety test, after which you may be required to take one that is more extensive to…

Reasons Why Families Have To Go Through Probate

Divorce Lawyer Rockville MD When a loved one dies, it may be necessary for the family and heirs to go through probate. While probate is often thought to be a long process that costs a lot of money,  it is usually completed in a reasonable length of time and without being too costly. Probate is…

Does a Spouse Commit Civil Theft by Taking Funds From a Corporation Jointly Owned With Her Spouse?

Does a Spouse Commit Civil Theft by Taking Funds From a Corporation Jointly Owned With Her Spouse?  Incorporating a business offers shareholders a number of key protections by creating a legal separation between the business’ assets and the shareholders’ personal assets. Yet when a corporation is jointly–and solely–owned by two spouses, it can be tempting…

How to Become a Legal Guardian of Person, Estate or of Both

How to Become a Legal Guardian of Person A legal Guardian is someone with the legal authority to care and make decisions for a minor child or incapacitated adult.  Becoming a legal guardian over someone else involves filling out a number of forms and going through one or more court proceedings to be sworn in…

Understanding How Property and Assets are Divided in a Divorce

Understanding How Property and Assets are Divided in a Divorce Divorce is already a stressful process, and is often further complicated by the division of assets and property in a marriage. When pursuing a divorce settlement, you should clearly identify marital assets, and consider any other components that may affect or contribute to property division.…

How a plea bargain / plea deal / plea agreement works.

How a plea bargain / plea deal / plea agreement works. The terms – plea bargain/deal/agreement are interchangeable.  The best way to explain how it works is just to look at the nature of the word “bargain,” “deal” and “agreement.”  The terms in the business world mean that each side, the seller and the buyer,…

What Will Happen If I Stopped Paying Alimony?

What Will Happen If I Stopped Paying Alimony? If you are ordered by a judge to pay alimony after divorcing your spouse, you are legally responsible to complete this financial duty. There are both financial and legal consequences if you fail to make payments. If you are curious to learn what could happen if payments…

Competent Legal Counsel

Competent Legal Counsel Rockville, MD  I understand the challenges my clients face in criminal defense, business law, family law matters, and more. In any area, it’s important to seek competent legal counsel sooner rather than later. Check out this chart that shows my areas of expertise!