Making updates to an estate plan is an important step to take in various stages throughout life, and having children is one of these stages. There are several important components of your estate plan that may require adjustment when you introduce children into your life, especially if you are an older parent of young or…

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Criminal charges can have extensive and life-long effects for the convicted. Individuals with a criminal record often face difficulties obtaining employment and procuring suitable living arrangements because of them. However, under certain circumstances and depending on a number of factors, Marylanders may be able to have their arrests or even convictions removed from their public…

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The United States Constitution provides individuals with protections from being held in custody for extended periods of time without knowing what they have been charged with.  Arraignment serves to provide individuals who are accused of a crime with a reading of the charges filed against them. An arraignment is a preliminary stage in a criminal…

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What kind of attorney will best represent you in a divorce? The answer to that question is highly dependent on your individual needs as a client. A competent lawyer who understands divorce law is ideal, but a good attorney should also have the ability to provide support during emotionally trying circumstances. When choosing representation for…

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If you are charged with a crime, you have a number of constitutional rights. Perhaps the most important one is the presumption of innocence. You are considered to be innocent until proven guilty. Not until the State proves “beyond a reasonable doubt” that you committed a crime can you be found guilty and punished. It…

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Know Your Rights At Alperstein & Diener, we sometimes hear people say, “I haven’t done anything wrong, why would I need an attorney? I will just tell the police the truth.” The reality is that innocent people need an attorney during a police investigation just as much, if not more, a person who is guilty.…

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