Monday, September 17, 2018

Divorce in Maryland…How to.

Divorce is hopefully something that you will never have to go through.  It is certainly not something you plan on when you tie the knot.  Ugly divorce actions are legendary in the courthouse and by this, I mean legal actions that involve months, and sometimes years, of stress, anxiety and frustration as the parties fill the court with arguments and testimony.

Here are some of the grounds that most people face –

1.  Physical abuse…the door swings both ways
2.  Adultery…emotions run high
3.  Desertion or even complete abandonment
4.  Emotional abuse…not as easy to define but very, very, real

Fortunately, Maryland law has evolved in recognition of the fact that such divorces benefit no one!  In 2018 a compassionate divorce attorney will help you sort through the vitriol and get to the best decision possible.  My name is Briana Arnold.  I am a Baltimore area family lawyer.  Please call me for a consultation at (410) 484-1400.

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Summer Socials at West Shore Park 2018 - Friday, Sept 14th

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"Bring a blanket and enjoy a fun, family-friendly evening at West Shore Park every second Friday from May through September. Summer Socials feature live music by a local band, kids activities, food trucks, bar service, and the Walter Sondheim Interactive Fountain. Summer Socials are always free and fun to attend!"


Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Keeping Up with Travel Ban 3.0.

This ever-changing immigration travel law and subsequent rulings is evolving in 2018.  Knowing what 3.0 is all about and where Maryland courts land on the subject may be extremely important to you, a friend, or a loved one.  Travel Ban 3.0 focuses on mostly countries whom the administration has deemed “potentially dangerous” to Americans.

The list of nations does not always remain the same, so you need to know if you are personally affected as of this writing.  The Maryland State Supreme Court has ruled in very specific ways during 2018 and you should also be aware of that.  Having said that, your defense begins at the local level.

Calling Briana Arnold could help you immensely in understanding the intricacies of Travel Ban 3.0.  Attorney Arnold is a fighter!  She will fight for your rights as it pertains to US, and more importantly, Maryland immigration law.  Please make an appointment to visit with her at her Baltimore office located at 1777 Reisterstown Road by calling (410) 484-1400.

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Monday, August 20, 2018

Going Green.

The environmentalists know of which we speak.  For those who are living in the United States but are not yet citizens, then going “green” is a must.  There are different ways to obtain permanent residence or a green card, but there are no differences in the benefits.  And remember, green cards can be taken away if the holder violates certain criminal or immigration laws.

If you intend to remain in the US temporarily perhaps you should apply for a non-immigrant visa instead of a green card.  You also should know that there are several different green card categories, each with its own eligibility requirements.  What is the best strategy for you or a loved one?

In the Baltimore area and the State of Maryland, immigration lawyer Briana Arnold can help you sort it out.  Attorney Arnold has helped many dozens of area immigrants begin that journey toward citizenship.  Make an appointment at her office at 1777 Reisterstown Road in Baltimore by calling (410) 484-1400 today.

Friday, August 3, 2018

This Weekend in Baltimore August 3-5

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"Looking for something fun to do this weekend? Baltimore offers a great lineup of festivals, museum events and exhibitions, theatrical performances, sporting events, concerts and so much more. Check back each week to see our hand-picked event highlights. Get out, relax and have fun this weekend!"

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Child Support in the State of Maryland.

Let’s take a look at some of the nuances of child support in Maryland, specifically in the Baltimore area.  Child support in our state generally focuses on the incomes of the parents rather than expenses accrued by the children.  Simply put…kids with divorced parents are entitled to the same level of financial support.

In our state there are two different forms for calculating child support.  If one parent has primary physical custody of the children while the other parent has less than 128 overnights a year, then the primary physical custody guidelines worksheet is used to calculate child support.  If there is shared physical custody the parties use that particular worksheet.

One thing is certain…no matter what side of the decision you are on you want to get a fair and equitable result.  To help insure that you call Baltimore family and child custody lawyer Briana Arnold.  Attorney Arnold will represent your side with vigor and help you attain a proper outcome.  Call her today for a consultation at (410) 484-1400.

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

The Difficulties of Driving Around Baltimore.

We love living here, don’t we?  Baltimore is our home and it is easy to get around…SURE IT IS!  This time of year, we urge you to package up the road rage…we have plenty to spare around these parts.  We all have places to go.  Let us pledge to get there safely as we navigate around the Baltimore area this summer.

Why is driving around here so challenging at times?

1.  It seems like everyone is discourteous.
2.  Why do these other drivers even have blinkers?
3.  Have you recently tried merging from I-95 onto 395?
4.  See the crane?  No, not the bird…the construction crane.
5.  Is that a pothole or the Grand Canyon?

When driving around Baltimore causes you or someone that you love to get into an auto accident make sure that everyone at the scene is helped.  After that, begin to think of whom will represent you in court if you have personal injury case.  May we suggest Briana Arnold a Maryland auto accident attorney.  She will aggressively fight for your side.  Call her at (410) 484-1400.

Catch a Movie at the Charles Theatre in Baltimore

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"The only theatre of its kind in Baltimore, The Charles has the unique distinction of offering first-run specialty films in addition to Hollywood movies, foreign films and cinema classics."


Monday, July 2, 2018

Form N-400.

This is not the title of some upcoming Sci-fi movie.  For those applying for U.S. citizenship this is THE form that must be filled out in its entirety.  Green Card holders in the United States of America (and, more importantly, the state of Maryland) who meet the eligibility requirements, can file an N-400 form to request citizenship.

Becoming an American citizen gives you the same rights and privileges of citizenship as natural born American citizens.  There is one exception…you can never become President of the United States (lucky you!).  Is this not what you came to our country to achieve…full and free citizenship?

Now, to the application process.  It is complicated and incredibly important to fill out correctly the first time.  To achieve that you could call on the experience of Baltimore area immigration attorney Briana Arnold.  Attorney Arnold has many years of experience with the N-400 form and will guide you through the process.  Please call her for an appointment at (410) 484-1400.

Thursday, June 28, 2018

Maryland's 4th of July Celebrations

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"Independence Day celebrations begin as early as June 30 throughout the state. Enjoy parades, food, live entertainment and exciting firework displays."


Friday, June 15, 2018

Hey, That’s Your Kid Too!

Sometimes a man will walk away from a relationship with minor children feeling that his obligations are finished.  How wrong is that?  They cannot legally run from their responsibility even if they live in another state.  Know this, child support agencies in different states are required to help each other establish and enforce child support orders.

There are a couple of ways to collect child support when the other parent does not live in Maryland.  You may formally ask a Maryland court to order child support payments even though the other parent doesn't live here.  You also can ask the child support agency where the other parent lives to help establish a child support order.

Help in doing so comes in the form of Baltimore area family lawyer Briana Arnold.  She has dealt with “deadbeat” parents for a long time and she will fight aggressively to make sure that you get the money required to raise your kid(s).  Contact attorney Briana Arnold today to arrange a sit-down at her 1777 Reisterstown office by calling (410) 484-1400.

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Firefly Music Festival 2018 - June 14 - 17

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Firefly Music Festival June 14 - June 17, 2018 Passes On Sale NOW

Start on : June 14, 2018 5:00 PM Thursday
End on : June 17, 2018 11:59 PM Sunday 

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

The Latest News on Maryland Immigration.

You may think of Southwestern states first when you consider the topic of immigration.  Maryland however, has a large immigration community from El Salvador.  Here is an interesting stat… roughly 15 percent of all Maryland residents were born in another country, while 11 percent are native-born Americans who have at least one immigrant parent.

From the recent statistics going back to 2015 nearly one million of the state’s residence were immigrants comprising over 15% of Maryland’s population.  The breakdown was 437,740 women, 410,928 men, and 62,914 children.  Besides El Salvador, India, China, Mexico, and Nigeria comprised most of our state’s immigrants.

Probably no branch of the law is as dynamic as immigration law.  You need to select someone to represent you who has the experience and enthusiasm for Maryland immigrants.  In Baltimore, Briana Arnold may be the right choice for you and your family.  Attorney Arnold will sit down with you at her Commerce Center East office to discuss your case.  Call today (410) 484-1400.

Thursday, May 24, 2018

When to Call a Lawyer.

If you watch television, you would think that you should have a personal injury lawyer on speed dial.  The hope, of course is that you never need one.  In the calm of day, with no imminent emergency (I hope) this may be a good time to cover some of the timing issues of when to call an attorney after an accident.

When should your make that call?

1.  Beware of the statute of limitations of how long you have to file AFTER an accident.
2.  Follow the rules.  When do you need to file a police report?
3.  Your insurance company may NOT have your best interests at heart.
4.  You may not know the full extent of your potential damages.
5.  Proving liability is no “piece of cake”.

When and if you need a hard-working personal injury attorney in the Baltimore area I am a phone call away.  My name is Briana Arnold.  If you call, I will give you my full attention in assessing your particular case.  Please arrange an appointment at my office located in Baltimore’s Commerce Center East by calling (410) 484-1400.

The Afro-Caribbean eXperience - Memorial Day Weekend

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The biggest multicultural celebration to hit the city of Baltimore!