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FAMILY LAW

THE BURTON FIRM > FAMILY LAW (Page 2)

Crimes Against Marriage

Two very different types of cases define the America legal system: criminal and civil. Civil cases are generally considered disputes between individuals or entities regarding legal duties and responsibilities that they owe one another, a stark contrast to criminal cases, which are considered crimes against the states. In the State of Maryland, adultery and bigamy are both a civil and criminal offense. Adultery (cheating) is defined as “voluntary sexual intercourse between a married person and a person other than that person's husband or wife.” Even though the completion of sexual intercourse is not required for the standing of adultery, the sexual...

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