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Welcome to the Maryland Law section of FindLaw's State Law collection. This section contains user-friendly summaries of Maryland laws as well as citations or links to relevant sections of Maryland's official online statutes. Please select a topic from the list below to get started.

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  • Baltimore Laws

    Residents of Baltimore know that the Charm City has plenty of charm to go around, but sometimes encounters with the less charming elements of the city can land people in court. If you happen to find yourself mired in a legal issue in Baltimore, it's ...

  • How to File For Maryland Divorce
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    If you've decided to end your marriage, it's important to learn more about the divorce basics in Maryland. Find out how courts handle divorce-related issues, such as alimony, property division, custody, and child support. ...

  • Maryland
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    Maryland has similar abortion laws as other states, with standard consent requirements for unmarried minors but no statutory waiting periods. Only fully licensed doctors may perform the procedure, which may only be done before the fetus is viable (me...

  • Maryland

    With about six million Maryland residents and counting, the possibility of injury is always there in The Old Line State. And while no one can go back and undo an injury, Maryland personal injury law provides a way for the injured to be "made whole" a...

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    The opportunity to expand your family by adopting a child can be a joyous experience. But with the legal requirements surrounding adoption, it can be a complex and potentially confusing one as well. It can seem impossible for the average Marylander t...

  • Maryland Adverse Possession Laws
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    Overview of Maryland adverse possession law, based on the statute of limitations for civil trespassing claims, which allows certain squatters to gain title to unused property.

  • Maryland Annulment and Prohibited Marriage Laws
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    Information about which types of marriage are prohibited under Maryland law and the eligibility for getting an annulment, with a primer on same-sex marriage in the state.

  • Maryland Antitrust Laws
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    General information about Maryland's antitrust laws, which prohibit monopolies, collusion, or other business tactics that reduce competition and hurt consumers, with links to related sources.

  • Maryland Assault Laws
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    Historically, assault has been closely associated with battery as assault often refers to threats of, or attempts to cause, physical harm to another while battery refers to actual physical harm. However, in the modern era, assault and battery are def...

  • Maryland

    Welcome to FindLaw's Maryland Business Law section, which covers everything from obtaining financing and hiring employees, to choosing the right insurance policies and filing taxes. Here you will find information on choosing a legal structure in Mary...

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