The parents have filed suit, went to mediation, attended trial, or settled their issues as they relate to child custody, visitation, and support. As a result, the parents have a visitation and holiday schedule, established modes of communication, and settled on child support. The parents are satisfied or as best as they can be in the situation. Anything missing? Read More
#TuesdayTips – New Guardianship Rules
As of January 1, 2018, rules related to Court-Appointed Guardians, Guardianship’s, and Attorneys changed. In this week’s #TuesdayTips article, the attorneys of ERA Law Group remind our readers the purpose of a Guardianship and what rules have changed.
Many people find themselves in a precarious situation when their spouse, parent, sibling, friend, etc. are no longer able to feed themselves regularly, pay their bills, see the doctor, and just generally not take care of their person or finances. When a person is no longer able to appropriately care for themselves Read More
#FamilyFriday – What is Discovery?
Discovery is a process used to provide each party an opportunity to obtain evidence related to the opposing party’s case. In this week’s #FamilyFriday article, the attorneys of ERA Law Group, LLC want to describe the process, its purpose, and what you should expect.
Discovery usually takes place shortly after the Plaintiff files their complaint. Maryland Rules allow for different forms of discovery. The two most common forms of discovery are Requests for Answers to Interrogatories and Requests for Production of Documents.Read More
#FamilyFriday – Pendente Lite (“PL”) Hearings
You’ve filed an action in Court for child custody, child support, and/or visitation. Meanwhile it’s been months since you’ve gotten financial support, visitation is inconsistent, and you’re concerned with the current living arrangements. Your hearing date is months away or worse, not even scheduled. What do you while you wait for your hearing? On this week’s #FamilyFriday article, the attorney’s at ERA Law Group, LLC want to help families understand how to obtain temporary relief by way of a Pendente Lite hearing.Read More
#TuesdayTips – Domestic Violence: Protective Order or Peace Order?
Unfortunately, it is likely that you or someone you know has been a victim of abuse which may or should have resulted in a Protective Order or Peace Order. On this week’s #TuesdayTips article the attorneys at ERA Law Group, LLC want to explain the difference between Protective Orders and Peace Orders in order to help victims best protect themselves as quickly as possible.Read More
#FamilyFriday – How is Child Support Calculated?
On this week’s #FamilyFriday article, the attorneys’ at ERA Law Group, LLC want to explain exactly how child support is calculated. Frequently parents are confused by the child support calculation when considering their other bills and obligations. What many don’t realize is that in nearly all scenarios the amount of child support ordered is determined by a calculator and factors such as “I have student loans” or “I have rent to pay” don’t necessarily matter.Read More