Jeffrey B Henry’s Answers

Jeffrey B Henry

Silver Spring Family Law Attorney.

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  1. Is it legal for a police officer to pull you over for not using a turn signal when passing and then charge you with a DUI?

    Answered 15 days ago.

    1. Jeffrey B Henry
    2. Richard F Kodzis
    3. Leon A Geller
    4. Jason W Cleckner Esq.
    5. William Ray Ford
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    The stop is legit. You arguably violated traffic law(s) including but not limited to failing to drive right of center, possibly negligent driving, unsafe lane change, maybe some others but certainly the right of center one. I won't bore you with the constitutional lingo but the bottom line is they don't need much of a reason to stop you and check you out. Just a suspicion that a crime or traffic violation may have been committed is enough to stop and check you out briefly. Then it becomes...

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  2. Should I get an attorney for the Pendente Lite hearing?

    Answered 7 days ago.

    1. Jeffrey B Henry
    2. David Raymond Mahood
    3. Brandy Ann Peeples
    4. Thomas K. Mallon
    5. Gerard F Miles
    5 lawyer answers

    That pendente lite hearing will decide what your visitation is until the final resolution of the case, which could be many many months away. Also, sometimes the decision at pendente lite will very often end up being the same final decision later. It is a very important date. If she has an attorney and she wants something different than you do, you must have an attorney. If you don't, the odds of her getting her way increase dramatically. Postponements are common for us, so it doesn't...

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  3. I got declined for a mortgage-which voids my contract on a house-seller mad and wants to keep my depost-should I get a lawyer?

    Answered 5 days ago.

    1. Jeffrey B Henry
    2. Thomas C Valkenet
    3. David Raymond Mahood
    4. Sebastian Nye-Schmitz
    4 lawyer answers

    These contracts, unless they are done by amateurs with no real estate agents, always say clearly if the deposit is refundable and under what circumstances. If you had an agent, you can probably have them contact the seller's agent and get it resolved. If the seller persists you may need an attorney yes

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  4. How to file for a divorce in Maryland for marriage registered in India?

    Answered 6 days ago.

    1. Jeffrey B Henry
    2. Jay B. Shuster
    3. David Raymond Mahood
    4. Gerard F Miles
    4 lawyer answers

    If it was a real actual marriage, and I assume it was, and you have lived in Maryland for more than a year, you can get divorced here just like someone who was married here. You just need to be a resident of Maryland for a year before you can file yourself or with the help of an attorney. If it is truly mutual it is not very expensive to have a lawyer. And it can be a little tough to do for someone with no legal experience. Start by contacting a lawyer near you and getting a consultation (...

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  5. What should I do bout my mother when it comes to holding my personal information???

    Answered 19 days ago.

    1. Jeffrey B Henry
    2. Jay B. Shuster
    3. Richard Glenn Elie
    3 lawyer answers

    This sounds like more of an administrative issue than a legal one. Perhaps if the Maryland medical folks were able to determine you have this eligibility they have some more specific info on dad. Beyond answering specific legal questions here, sometimes the thing we attorneys do to really help what the core problem is is to go beyond the specific question. There is a lot you don;t say, but I assume you must have a bad relationship with your mom since she won't help with this info. I don't...

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  6. Married in Las Vegas how to divorce in Maryland?

    Answered 23 days ago.

    1. Jeffrey B Henry
    2. Jody R. Pollara
    3. Thomas K. Mallon
    4. David Raymond Mahood
    5. Jeffrey P Nesson
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    You can divorce here so long as you have lived here for one year prior to filing for the divorce, which it sounds like you have. You can file anytime if you qualify for divorce based on grounds for divorce, meaning the reason for divorcing, which usually means that you have been separated for a year, or otherwise there is some special reason like domestic violence or adultery. Get a consultation so you can describe your particular facts and see if you qualify yet and otherwise what you should...

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  7. If I get a PBJ for a DUI and I refused the breathalyzer test will this information be sent to my insurance company?

    Answered 23 days ago.

    1. Jeffrey B Henry
    2. Lawrence Steven Greenberg
    3. Justin Wage Esworthy
    3 lawyer answers

    You need to see a lawyer about the MVA hearing. There are dozens of things in the facts and the documents which could mean you win a hearing and get nothing period. Even if you can't win, there are many factors in a decision about whether to use the interlock or take the straight suspension, there is no answer that applies for everyone. Many lawyers offer free consultations, go get one. Insurance companies in any state, including here, to the best of my knowledge are not notified...

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  8. Can a judgment be withheld from alimony or child support if person with the judgment pays the other party monthly support?

    Answered about 1 month ago.

    1. Jeffrey B Henry
    2. Brandy Ann Peeples
    3. Thomas K. Mallon
    4. Richard Glenn Elie
    5. Robin R Gregory
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    Wow! Great question. Its a circumstance I haven't seen or heard of before. And sometimes when that happens I find you just don't know what you can do until you file and ask. Some judges will say there is no authority to do X and some might say they think they can when you thought they never would. That being said, I seriously doubt this concept of yours would fly. I am not even sure if you each had civil judgments against each other if a court would offset judgments from different cases--...

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  9. If I serve my wife a divorce & custody petition via a private server and after being served she doesn't respond in the required

    Answered 3 days ago.

    1. Jeffrey B Henry
    2. Brandy Ann Peeples
    3. Jay B. Shuster
    4. Evan Michael Koslow
    5. David Raymond Mahood
    5 lawyer answers

    You need to request default and then you will be allowed to go forward. Many counties have self help programs or you can search for default forms on the net, or get a consultation to see exactly what needs to be done, how difficult it is, and how an attorney can help etc

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  10. I recently dropped a domestic violence case against my husband but the state picked it up does he need a lawyer

    Answered 3 days ago.

    1. Scott R. Scherr
    2. Jeffrey B Henry
    3. Justin Wage Esworthy
    4. William Lawrence Welch III
    5. Alan James Brinkmeier
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    By domestic violence I assume you mean a second degree assault charge. You do not have the right to drop the charges. It is the State of Maryland v. your husband, it is a crime against the people of the state so only the state's attorney can drop the charge. They will consider your wishes, but they will ultimately decide. And as counsel states, if you are legally married you can invoke marital privilege and refuse to testify against him so long as you have never done so before. He does need...

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