An accomplished attorney has years of experience and training, and they should take their own personal oath. For David F. Hall, that oath is to evaluate each potential client’s case fully, and if accepted, to serve and protect the financial interest and wellbeing of each client until their case is fully resolved and closure occurs—closure for a divorcing spouse and injured child or adult, a grieving family, an unjustly fired employee, a financially harmed business person, or someone who has lost their home. Harmed victims in need of legal assistance often can’t pay if they are unemployed because of their injury. That is why David F. Hall can accept some cases on a no recovery/no legal fee basis. This arrangement is called a contingency fee. Call and ask about this arrangement if you have been hurt by another’s negligence, fraud, or mistake.
A driver of a car owes to other drivers, cyclists, and pedestrians a duty of reasonable care to drive safely. When the driver breaches that duty and his or her carelessness causes harm to another, the careless driver is liable for the victim’s physical and emotional injuries, medical bills, and economic loss. Their insurance company must pay.
A professional, such as a doctor who is trained and educated, owes his or her patient a duty of care. When the doctor breaches his or her duty of care to the patient and causes harm, the doctor is liable for substandard medical care and the victim’s physical and emotional injuries, medical bills, and economic loss. Their insurance company must pay.
Spouses in Maryland and the District of Columbia are entitled to the fair and equitable distribution of their marital property pursuant to a divorce.
Some mental health professionals say at-risk children can be further traumatized and suffer diminished self-esteem when their parents go through stressful contested divorces. The law in the District of Columbia and Maryland considers first and foremost what is in the best interest of the minor child when deciding who gets custody of the minor child/children. Child support in both jurisdictions is calculated pursuant to Child Support Guidelines set by statutory law.
When two divorcing spouses can agree on child custody, child support, and the distribution of marital assets, they can avoid a “contested” divorce and proceed to court for an uncontested divorce with a Marital Separation and Property Settlement Agreement in place. The advantage of this is that the divorcing spouses decide their own future and the future of their children, not a judge.
Domestic violence, whether in traditional marriages or between same sex GLBT partners, is a sad reality. There are laws in place in Maryland and in the District of Columbia to proceed to court on an emergency basis seeking a CPO (Civil Protection Order) for the safety of the abused spouse, partner, or child.
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