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Steven J. Gaba, Attorney and Counselor at Law
Phone: 301-738-7770

April 2016 Archives

Unmarried couples and the family courts

The number of unmarried couples has been increasing in the past decades, as more and more people decide to live together — often for years — before getting married. Much can happen during this time, from accumulating property and opening up joint bank accounts to buying a house together and having children. However, unlike those who are married, these couples face a unique set of issues if the relationship ends.

What is the legal definition of a father in Maryland?

While it may seem unusual to have to define who a father is according to the law, it is an important legal matter that many unmarried parents must deal with. Until a father is legally declared for the child, there can be no decisions made on visitation or child support. Understanding how the family courts determine who the legal father is in these situations is an important part of being prepared for your case.