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  • Where do I file my "complaint for partition of real property"?

    I own a property in Baltimore city with an ex fiancee. I have drafted a complaint for partition but I am unsure where to file it. I live in another town in the same state. Can I file the complaint in any circuit court in Maryland or do I have t...

    Keith’s Answer

    You are required to file the complaint in the Circuit Court of Maryland for Baltimore City. Unless you want the court to split the property in half (which you most likely do not), you need to file a complaint for sale in lieu of partition. This will permit the court to order the sale of the property and the disposition of the proceeds from the sale. There are many issues involved in such a case. You would be well advised to seek the assistance of an attorney who has handled these types of matters before.

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  • Cases on Parent Alienation in the District of Columbia found in favor of the Alienated Parent/Father falsely accused ?

    Alienated Parent/Father falsely accused ?

    Keith’s Answer

    You need to provide more information and state exactly what information you are seeking. Parental alienation is a complicated area.

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  • My question is in regard to the VISA for CHILDREN. I am a US citizen 23 years old. My family live in Venezuela.

    I have petitioned for my mother and she has two kids that are under age. Ages 11 and 9. My mother is a single mom and has no other siblings in the country. The kids do not have another guardian besides my mom. One of them has asthma and my mother ...

    Keith’s Answer

    You have posted your question in the wrong forum. This is an immigration question. You should post it there. You would be well advised to seek the assistance of an immigration attorney. Good luck to you and your family.

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  • Is there a way to be able to get shared custody of an unborn child?

    My baby mother is 5 months pregnant and has cut all ties off to me. I am trying to get a hold of her to discuss the baby but she isn't allowing that and I'm affriad she won't let me see my son when he's born.

    Keith’s Answer

    You would be well advised to seek legal counsel before the child is born. If the mother recognizes that you are serious about being involved in the child's life, she may be willing to work with you on access to the child once the child is born. If she is not willing to work with you, then you can file a complaint for visitation as soon as the child is born.

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  • I live in the state of Maryland. Would I be able to move out of the state with my kids?

    I moved to Maryland the second week of November. I had two kids and was pregnant at the time. We lived with their father. I had our third daughter on January 1st and on the 31st he kicked us out of his house. Would I be able to move back out of th...

    Keith’s Answer

    As both counsel have stated, you would be well advised to seek the assistance of counsel before taking any actions.

    One of the considerations that need to be addressed are whether you plan to move back to where you lived before you moved to Maryland and, if so, the support network that you have there as opposed to in Maryland. Additionally, the age of the children will be an important factor.

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  • Since July of 2013, My spouse left home living me with the 3 children - she refused to provide support and registered at school

    she is still living with her sister and recently filed for divorce requesting custody - meanwhile the children are still living with me and we have a court agreement on child support indicating she will pay me 33 bucks per month for the 3 children...

    Keith’s Answer

    Based on the limited facts that you have presented, it is impossible for anyone to give you solid legal advice. You would be well advised to immediately speak with an attorney who handles domestic matters.

    As an aside, absent reasons to the contrary, court's tend to seek consistency for children. Therefore, if a custodial arrangement is working for the benefit of the children, courts typically try to maintain the status quo. That being said, this is a generality and may, or may not, apply to your situation.

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  • My parental rights without court order

    I am suppose to pick my daughter up from her mother for the summer. She lives in California. Her mother wants a letter stating that I will return her at my expense. If I do not return her because I do not have the funds, What can be done? By the w...

    Keith’s Answer

    I agree with Mr. Mahood. You would be well advised to speak with an attorney who regularly handles these types of matters before taking any actions.

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  • Website association to a LLC

    I have a MD LLC and I'm the resident agent. There is an operating agreement that specifies that there are 4 shareholders. Let's say the LLC is called "XYZ LLC". There are 3 websites that provide 3 different types of services we work on. Let's ...

    Keith’s Answer

    If the third website is owned by the LLC and you take over the control or use of that website, you are breaching your fiduciary duty to the LLC. If the LLC transfers or sells the website to you or your new entity and the other members of the LLC are aware, then that would be permissible. You would be well advised to seek the assistance of any attorney.

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  • Hi, I have a question. I live in USA and few years earlier I and my brothers bought a house together. We were all contributed th

    Hi, I have a question. I live in USA and few years earlier I and my brothers bought a house together. We were all contributed the same amount every month to pay the mortgage and other stuff for the house. I got married and moved out of this house ...

    Keith’s Answer

    I am assuming for the purposes of this answer that you and your brothers do not have a written agreement that states that you will receive any proceeds from the sale of the house. While you may have an interest in the house, an argument can be raised that you waived that interest when you deeded the property to your brothers. You will need to establish that in deeding the house to your brothers, you and your brothers were not intending for you to waive your interest in the house. In DC you need to file suit and file a lis pendis before the house is sold in order to protect your interests in the house. I recommend that you seek the assistance of a lawyer.

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  • What do I do to terminate child support for my 21 year old in DC? I was told it stops on its own but I'm still garnished.

    I've called the Wage Witholding unit in DC and was told that the first payment for June would be made and that I didn't need to fill out any paperwork. Well, the second bi-weekly payment went through too. Suggestions? Thank you!

    Keith’s Answer

    You should file a motion to terminate the child support. You may want to hire an attorney to assist you.

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