After reviewing Maryland law providing criminal penalties for the failure to support a spouse, child, or parent-in-need, the author presents a better way to deal with non-support — enactment of the Uniform Civil Liability for Support Act.
Ryan, William F. Jr.
"Comments: Decriminalization of Non-Support in Maryland — a Re-Examination of a Uniform Act Whose Time Has Arrived,"
University of Baltimore Law Review: Vol. 7
, Article 5.
Available at: http://scholarworks.law.ubalt.edu/ublr/vol7/iss1/5