Raylynn Best-James Named to The National Black Lawyers: Top 40 Under 40

McCabe Russell, P.A. is proud to announce that Associate Attorney Raylynn Best-James was named to The National Black Lawyers: Top 40 Under 40 list for 2022! The National Black Lawyers was created to highlight the exceptional work of successful and influential Black lawyers throughout the country, and to “celebrate legal excellence by promoting our attorneys…

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Congratulations, Jennifer Bradbury, on Making Partner!

McCabe Russell, P.A. is thrilled to announce that attorney Jennifer O. Bradbury has been made a partner at the firm! Since joining our family in 2018, Jennifer has become an integral part of who we are and what we do. She is an extraordinary attorney and all-around person, and we are so excited to see…

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Protecting Your Credit Score During a Divorce

An important part of smart divorce planning is keeping your financial future in mind. Whether you are just thinking about divorce or have already decided, remember that a successful and independent financial future depends on a good credit score – and the steps you take now can go a long way in getting you there.…

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Debunking Divorce: Myths and Facts

Many individuals or couples put off getting a divorce. They might be staying together for the kids, or one spouse feels they may not have enough money to move out, or feel if they leave first they’ll be responsible for the majority of financial support. All of these, however, are not necessarily true. In today’s…

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Post-Pandemic Divorce Filings Keeping the Courts Busy

You might remember that, during the early days of the pandemic, many experts predicted divorce rates would rise as couples forced into close quarters would have to face any problems in their marriages. However, that surge in divorces failed to come to light, with the rates of divorce and marriage remaining stable or even dropping.…

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Kelly Clarkson Scores a Victory in Ongoing Divorce Battle

Singer-songwriter and television personality Kelly Clarkson recently received a big win in her ongoing divorce from estranged husband Brandon Blackstock. A judge awarded Clarkson ownership of the couple’s Montana ranch, although Blackstock currently lives there as his primary residence, and requested it designated as marital property. The two are divorcing after seven years of marriage.…

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Meet Victoria Kadous, McCabe Russell, PA’s Newest Associate!

McCabe Russell, PA is proud to introduce Victoria Kadous, our newest Associate Attorney! Victoria joins our team after working as a Law Clerk to the Honorable Cheryl A. McCally in the Circuit Court for Montgomery County. Her experiences in the court system allow her to guide clients toward their best possible options when it comes…

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What Documents Need to Be Updated When a Divorce Becomes Final

There are many unglamorous and tedious parts of the divorce process. One aspect is definitely the amount of paperwork waiting for both partners during the divorce process and once the divorce is final. Once a divorce decree has been issued, it is important for you to be aware of the many documents that you must…

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What Determines if a Parent Is Unfit for Custody?

One of the more challenging parts of the divorce process is the decision of child custody. Both parents generally want to spend as much time as possible with their child, or children, and the court takes a number of factors into consideration when making their determination on parenting time. In extreme cases, one parent may…

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What Is a “Pet-nup” and Should I Have One in My Marriage?

We are all familiar with the idea of a pre-nuptial agreement. These are agreements, or contracts, couples put together before marriage to protect themselves and each other in the event of a divorce later down the road. Pre-nups are simply a fact of modern life, and shouldn’t be seen as an unromantic gesture or a…

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Signs You Might be Facing a High-Conflict Divorce

Under even the best of circumstances, divorce can be an emotional process. When you enter into divorce proceedings with good faith and intentions, if your spouse does not do the same, you may be dealing with what’s called a “high-conflict divorce.” High-conflict divorce, however, doesn’t have to take you by surprise, if you know what…

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Is a Domestic Partnership Right for Me?

A recent article in the New York Times highlighted a new trend in the area of love and marriage – domestic partnerships. Although the idea of domestic partnerships is nothing new, especially in the LGBTQ community pre-marriage equality, a movement toward platonic marriage is yet another way we can look at how we define “family.”…

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UPDATED: Tips for Divorcing a Spouse with a Drug or Alcohol Problem

Being married can be difficult at times. However, being married to someone with a substance abuse problem is often unsustainable, especially when children are involved. Once you have made the decision that you can no longer remain in the marriage with a spouse and their addiction, you can take certain steps to protect yourself and your children…

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What Are Child Support Payments Supposed to Cover?

Whether you pay or receive child support, that monthly payment is financially important to everyone in your family. On average, according to the United States government, people pay around $5,760 per year in child support. When going through a divorce or split and determining child support, both parents should have a good understanding about how…

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Cryptocurrency and Uncovering Hidden Assets in a Divorce

Cryptocurrency has been skyrocketing in popularity recently. Once only the territory of savvy tech investors, today digital currency like Bitcoin is an asset to which anyone can have access. This type of currency is unregulated and volatile in value, but right now it’s hot and trading high. Controversial or not, if your spouse purchased cryptocurrency…

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