Don’t Be Falsely Accused Of Shared Fault

Motor vehicle accidents aren't always black and white. Sometimes there is one at-fault party, and other times more than one driver is to blame. This is known as a shared-fault accident. Attorneys representing insurance companies or the deemed at-fault party will often work hard to find accident victims at least partially at-fault to prevent their client from having to cover the entire cost of the accident. If you've found yourself in this type of scenario, it's important you know how to protect yourself. Read More 

Trademarks, Patents, And Copyrights Oh My!

When it comes to business, there are certain legal terms that are helpful to know. Unfortunately, making sense of these legal terms isn't always easy. For example, everybody has heard the terms trademark, patent, and copyright before, but many people don't understand the differences between them. While they serve similar functions, the ways in which they're each used varies greatly. If you're starting a business or coming up with a new invention, understanding what trademarks, patents, and copyrights are is important to protect yourself and your work against competitors and potential lawsuits. Read More 

Personal Liability When You Have Been Driving While Intoxicated

If you have been charged with driving under the influence, you could be facing some serious penalties if you are found guilty. If you were responsible for the injuries of a passenger or you caused a car accident that resulted in significant harm to the other driver, you may find yourself in a big mess of trouble. When you drive under the influence, you are held responsible for your actions, regardless of if you understood what you were doing or not. Read More 

Child Custody Hearing Preparation

If you are currently preparing for a child custody case, it can be an emotional and stressful time. Many couples who have divorced go through these kinds of court hearings when they're trying to determine how much custody each should have of their children. The judge who presides over these cases will need to ask a variety of questions in order to determine which parent should be granted full custody or simply to determine how the custody should be split. Read More 

How Will A New Law Affect Your Ability To Divorce A Military Member In Maryland?

The military lifestyle can be a challenge for married couples -- from moving cross-country every few years to spending months apart at a time with worries about active combat, the trials a couple goes through (together and separately) are unique to the military lifestyle. While some couples can emerge from back-to-back tours stronger than ever, others may choose to end their marriage instead. If you were recently stationed in Maryland and plan to seek a divorce before relocating elsewhere, you may be confused by the number of residency and other requirements you'll need to establish before you can file, particularly when combining these requirements with federal laws governing military divorce. Read More