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What is Absolute Divorce in Maryland?

patrickcrawford | September 28, 2023

Maryland has some unique divorce laws. Did you know, for example, that there is no such thing as a “legal separation” in Maryland? If you and your spouse live separately, do not have sexual relations, and intend to get divorced, that constitutes a separation in Maryland—no legal paperwork necessary. In Maryland, there are two kinds […]

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How To File For Divorce In Maryland

patrickcrawford | April 24, 2023

Divorce is common, with more than 40 percent of marriages ending in divorce. Spouses have different reasons for getting divorced, though each couple in Maryland must follow similar legal procedures to legally end their marriages.  If you are in the process of considering filing for divorce from your spouse, the following guide offers a brief […]

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What is a Limited Divorce in Maryland?

patrickcrawford | April 13, 2023

Some states recognize legal separation. In Maryland, there is no such thing as a legal separation. However, a couple may be eligible for a limited divorce if they meet certain criteria. If you are considering getting a divorce in Maryland or have questions about the process, Attorney Patrick Crawford is here to answer any of […]

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Do You Lose Custody for Not Paying Child Support in Maryland?

patrickcrawford | March 3, 2023

Child custody and child support both represent important parental rights and responsibilities, but they cannot be used as weapons by one parent against the other. The State of Maryland – and every other state in the nation – makes determinations regarding both child support and child custody in accordance with the children’s best interests. As […]

How Does Child Support in Annapolis Work?

How Does Child Support in Annapolis Work?

patrickcrawford | January 31, 2023

How Does Child Support in Annapolis Work? Every child is entitled to receive financial contributions from both parents, no matter if both parents are separated, divorced, or never married to each other.  If you are dealing with a child support issue, whether you are receiving or giving financial support to a minor, you need an […]

Pendente Lite Child Support

What is Pendente Lite Child Support?

patrickcrawford | January 15, 2023

Sometimes a court will issue an order of child support “pending the litigation.” This is known as pendente lite child support. This will only grant temporary support and is not a final support order. Such issues as visitation, custody, and support are addressed during pendente lite hearings. To give you a better understanding of pendente […]


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