Big Pool Child Support Lawyer, Maryland


Roger K. Bain

Business Organization, Child Support, Contract, Criminal
Status:  In Good Standing           

Stacey Elaine White-Welker

Patent, Intellectual Property, Family Law, Divorce & Family Law
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  20 Years

Brian A. Kane

Estate Administration, Estate Planning, Family Law, Corporate
Status:  In Good Standing           

Ayodeji Oyekunle Badaki

Real Estate, Federal Appellate Practice, Family Law, Banking & Finance
Status:  In Good Standing           
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D. Bruce Poole

Commercial Real Estate, Dispute Resolution, Estate Planning, Family Law
Status:  In Good Standing           

Andrea Marissa Francine Chee-a-tow

Family Law, Divorce & Family Law, Criminal, Business
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  15 Years

Paul Christian Sullivan

Mediation, Litigation, Arbitration, Family Law
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  44 Years

Kelly Leanne Clopper

Family Law, Divorce & Family Law
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  23 Years

Margaret Lynn Williams

Power of Attorney, Landlord-Tenant, Federal Appellate Practice, Family Law
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  36 Years

Margaret Lynn Williams

Landlord-Tenant, Dispute Resolution, Federal Appellate Practice, Family Law
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  36 Years

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LEGAL TERMS

SHARED CUSTODY

See joint custody.

JOINT CUSTODY

An arrangement by which parents who do not live together share the upbringing of a child. Joint custody can be joint legal custody (in which both parents have a... (more...)
An arrangement by which parents who do not live together share the upbringing of a child. Joint custody can be joint legal custody (in which both parents have a say in decisions affecting the child) joint physical custody (in which the child spends a significant amount of time with both parents) or, very rarely, both.

IN CAMERA

Latin for 'in chambers.' A legal proceeding is 'in camera' when a hearing is held before the judge in her private chambers or when the public is excluded from t... (more...)
Latin for 'in chambers.' A legal proceeding is 'in camera' when a hearing is held before the judge in her private chambers or when the public is excluded from the courtroom. Proceedings are often held in camera to protect victims and witnesses from public exposure, especially if the victim or witness is a child. There is still, however, a record made of the proceeding, typically by a court stenographer. The judge may decide to seal this record if the material is extremely sensitive or likely to prejudice one side or the other.

NEXT OF KIN

The closest relatives, as defined by state law, of a deceased person. Most states recognize the spouse and the nearest blood relatives as next of kin.

DISSOLUTION

A term used instead of divorce in some states.

CONSUMMATION

The actualization of a marriage. Sexual intercourse is required to 'consummate' a marriage. Failure to do so is grounds for divorce or annulment.

CONSOLIDATED OMNIBUS BUDGET RECONCILIATION ACT (COBRA)

A federal law requiring that employers offer employees -- and their spouses and dependents -- continuing insurance coverage if their work hours are cut or they ... (more...)
A federal law requiring that employers offer employees -- and their spouses and dependents -- continuing insurance coverage if their work hours are cut or they lose their job for any reason other than gross misconduct. Courts are still in the process of determining the meaning of gross misconduct, but it's clearly more serious than poor performance or judgment. COBRA also makes an ex-spouse and children eligible to receive group rate health insurance provided by the other ex-spouse's employer for three years following a divorce.

ADOPTION

A court procedure by which an adult becomes the legal parent of someone who is not his or her biological child. Adoption creates a parent-child relationship rec... (more...)
A court procedure by which an adult becomes the legal parent of someone who is not his or her biological child. Adoption creates a parent-child relationship recognized for all legal purposes -- including child support obligations, inheritance rights and custody.

ADOPT

(1) To assume the legal relationship of parent to another person's child. See also adoption. (2) To approve or accept something -- for example, a legislative bo... (more...)
(1) To assume the legal relationship of parent to another person's child. See also adoption. (2) To approve or accept something -- for example, a legislative body may adopt a law or an amendment, a government agency may adopt a regulation or a party to a lawsuit may adopt a particular argument.

SAMPLE LEGAL CASES

Janice M. v. Margaret K.

... petitioner and the child lived together in the same household; (3) that the petitioner assumed the obligations of parenthood by taking significant responsibility for the child's care, education and development, including contributing towards the child's support, without expectation ...

WILSON-X v. Human Resources

... 667. Kevin WILSON-X v. DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN RESOURCES, Baltimore City Office of Child Support Enforcement ex rel. Yasmin Patrick. ... Appellant, Kevin Wilson-X, is upset at an order of the Circuit Court for Baltimore City directing him to pay $50 a month in child support. ...

Montgomery v. State

... The alleged violation was that Montgomery had been convicted of criminal contempt for failure to pay child support. The Circuit Court held a hearing on the State's petition on May 18, 2001, at which Montgomery admitted that he had committed the violation of probation. ...