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MEDIATION

Mediation is an alternative process to solve family disputes that does not require court involvement. It involves using a neutral third party, the mediator, who will facilitate and assist the parties in coming with their resolution to mutually satisfy all parties. The role of a mediator includes facilitating communication between the parties, assisting in identifying the real issues of the dispute and the parties’ interests, and generating options for settlement. Most people have the ability to solve their own disputes but it’s important to hire a mediator to help facilitate the discussion. Make sure to consult with an experienced Family Law attorney...

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Domestic Violence

What is Domestic Violence? Maryland law defines domestic violence “abuse” as the occurrence of one or more of the following acts between “family or household members”: Assault An act that places a person in fear of imminent serious bodily harm An act that causes serious bodily harm Rape or sexual offense Attempt rape or sexual offense Stalking False imprisonment, such as interference with freedom, physically keeping you from leaving your home or kidnapping you. What Can the Courts Do? Depending on your relationship to the alleged abuser, there are two types of civil relief: a protective order and a peace order. Protective orders are the main vehicle of civil relief...

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