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March 2013 Archives

Maryland honored by Biden for combating domestic violence

Recently, Maryland was honored in a speech by the Vice President for it's successful and innovative measures in combating domestic abuse throughout the state. The Vice President mentioned a program being utilized by law enforcement officials called the "lethality assessment program," which is used to assist law enforcement in focusing on the situations that present the highest potential for violence. By using this program, police throughout the state were able to identify and protect 25,000 high-risk victims of domestic violence and provide them with access to important services.

Deion Sanders wins child custody battle

Many Maryland residents may be familiar with former NFL Dallas Cowboys star Deion Sanders. Recently, he was embroiled in a very contentious child custody battle with his ex, Pilar Sanders. The couple has three children together. The dispute centered on the issue of which parent should be awarded primary custody of the children.

How should marital property be valued in a divorce?

The home is often the most valuable asset that a married couple owns in the state of Maryland. That is why it is so important to make sure that the marital property is properly and accurately valued during a divorce. There are a few different methods of evaluating the value of a marital residence. The first is to hire a licensed real estate appraiser to conduct a formal appraisal of the property.

Cockeysville resident creates app for domestic violence

Baltimore residents may recall the brutal murder of a young college woman from Cockeysville in May of 2010. The young college student was yet another victim of domestic violence at the hands of her boyfriend. The victim's mother and sister, who have created the One Love Foundation, have now developed a free app to help young women recognize the signs that they may be involved in a dangerous relationship.