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What Are The Biggest Myths of Divorce Court?

This week, Karen Wagner explains the most common myths regarding divorce court. Myth #1: Custody It is a common myth that a mother will always win custody of the children. It is a balancing of what is equal and right for the child. We do our best to advocate for the parent’s interests but the court will focus on the best interest of the child. This… Read More

When Does The Statute Of Limitations Begin?

When does the Statute of Limitations Begin? The statute of limitations is a law which sets forth the time period in which a lawsuit must be commenced. The limitations period begins to run when a cause of action is said to accrue. Meaning that the aggrieved party becomes aware of the facts that have given rise to that cause of action. What happens after… Read More

What is a Plea Bargain?

What is a Plea Bargain? Mark Palumbo explains that criminal cases often end with a plea bargain. A plea bargain is a negotiation with your attorney and the State’s Attorneys Office to determine what is an appropriate charge that the defendant will plead guilty to. Example: Often times there will be multiple charges in a case. A common example of a situation with more… Read More

What is the Statute of Limitations in Maryland?

What is a Statute of Limitations? The statute of limitations is a law which sets forth the time period in which a lawsuit must be commenced. The limitations period begins to run when a cause of action is said to accrue. Meaning that the aggrieved party becomes aware of the facts that have given rise to that cause of action. What happens after the… Read More

What is Different about a Military Divorce?

This week, Karen Wagner helps to explain one of the key ways that military separation or divorce is different from a civilian divorce. There are many differences in military divorce to understand but the 20/20/20 rule is very important. 20/20/20 Rule in Military Divorce She explains the details of the 20/20/20 rule in a military divorce. With this rule, the non-service member spouse has the opportunity to… Read More

Meet Karen Wagner

We are happy to announce that Karen Wagner has returned to Davis, Upton & Palumbo, LLC. Karen left in 2016 for a position doing defense litigation. Now Karen has returned as an associate and we are glad to have her back!  Karen will be working in our Annapolis offices. Practice Areas Civil Litigation Personal Injury Criminal/Traffic Administrative Law Real Estate Business Formation Karen Wagner… Read More