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August 2017 Archives

Damages caps, other tort reform measures important to consider in med mal litigation, P.2

Previously, we began looking at the topic of tort reform, noting the fact that many states have passed limitations on non-economic damages. As we mentioned, Maryland has passed its own limitation on noneconomic damages in medical malpractice cases. As part of tort reform efforts, Maryland has also passed pre-filing requirements, including pre-suit arbitration.

Damages caps, other tort reform measures important to consider in med mal litigation, P.1

Medical care is expensive and the costs are continually increasing, making good insurance coverage increasingly essential for patients. Solving the problem is not an easy matter, but that isn't stopping lawmakers from trying. One of the efforts states have been undertaking for some time is "tort reform," particularly in the area of medical malpractice litigation.

Why work with an experienced attorney in child custody proceedings? P.2

Last time, we began looking at the importance of working with experienced legal counsel in child custody proceedings. In the first place, we noted, skilled legal counsel can help ensure that a parent is able to convey to the court his or her qualities and that the court has accurate information about both parents with respect to the various best interests factors.

Why work with an experienced attorney in child custody proceedings? P.1

Previously, we began looking at the best interests of the child standard and some of the factors courts take into consideration when making child custody decisions. As we noted last time, different states have slightly different approaches to child custody, even if the bests interests of the child standard remains central to the decision.

How do Maryland courts make child custody decisions?

Divorce is always a stressful process, to some extent. For parents with minor children, divorce can be particularly challenging, especially when it comes to making decisions about child custody. Ideally, couples are able to set aside any differences and hurt feelings they may have toward one another and work together to come up with a mutually acceptable child custody arrangement for their children. Unfortunately, this is not always possible.

Plan custody schedules for a baby very carefully

Having a new baby is a joyous occasion in many families. When you and the baby's other parent aren't in a relationship any longer, this can also be a trying time. You and the other parent might want to both build a relationship with the child. This can be a challenge because you have to figure out how to make things work.

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