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Mar 20, 2018

What Is a Parenting Plan?

By |March 20th, 2018|Family Law|

With many divorcing couples, issues of child custody and visitation are often the most thorny and contentious. A detailed parenting plan, agreed upon by the parents and endorsed by the courts, can help parents meet their child's needs, set forth each parent's responsibilities, and allow flexibility. Well thought-out parenting plans avoid the need to go [...]

Mar 13, 2018

What Is a Best Interest Attorney?

By |March 13th, 2018|Family Law|

During a particularly contentious child custody case, the court may appoint a “best interest attorney” for the child. This attorney does not represent either parent, but advocates for the child's interests and the child alone. Best interest attorneys must represent the interests of their client, complete an independent evaluation, and advocate the position concerning custody [...]

Mar 6, 2018

We’re Getting Divorced. Who Keeps the Family Business?

By |March 6th, 2018|divorce|

When going through a divorce, other than matters involving children, division of marital property can get quite contentious. The more assets a couple has, the more contentious a divorce can become. Maryland is an equitable property state, meaning that all property acquired during the marriage should be divided equally, unless a judge decides that division [...]

Jan 3, 2018

What is a Protective Order?

By |January 3rd, 2018|Protective Order|

A protective order is a civil order issued by a judge that compels a person to stop committing certain acts against another person. The person who is seeking the protective order is the petitioner and the respondent is the person who is being accused of having committed the acts which the petitioner would like to [...]

Dec 19, 2017

The Challenges of the High-Asset Divorce

By |December 19th, 2017|divorce|

Divorce is almost always complicated, regardless of the level of income of the parties. However, when you are dealing with significant marital assets – whether they are businesses, professional practices, domestic and international real estate investments, or other valuables – additional challenges may arise during the divorce process. Dividing retirement assets Each party's retirement account, [...]

Aug 21, 2017

What Documents Should I Bring To My First Meeting With My Divorce Lawyer? A Checklist.

By |August 21st, 2017|divorce, documents|

You should not put a lot of pressure on yourself when you visit with your lawyer for the first time, but some documents can be helpful to your new attorney in assessing the issues in your case. Remember the military adage, “Proper Planning and Preparation Prevents Piss Poor Performance.” While the documents can seem personal, [...]

Aug 18, 2017

We moved!

By |August 18th, 2017|General|

We outgrew our old space!  But we love Howard County and we love Maple Lawn, so we didn't move far.  We're one building over from our old location.  You can find us now at our new address: 8171 Maple Lawn Boulevard, Suite 350, Fulton, Maryland  20759.  For our friends familiar with Maple Lawn, we're in [...]

Jun 28, 2017

Legal Secretary / Administrative Assistant

By |June 28th, 2017|Careers, General|

McCabe Russell, PA is seeking a full-time Legal Secretary / Administrative Assistant to join our expanding team. The Assistant will provide primary administrative support to two Partners in the firm's Howard County office and will be responsible for the following day to day tasks: Scheduling, coordinating, and confirming new client consultations, current client appointments, conference [...]

May 16, 2017

Discovery: How to prepare yourself for the inevitable

By |May 16th, 2017|General|

To most, discovery production is without question the most daunting phase of the litigation process for divorce and other family law matters.  It is invasive, it is onerous and utterly time-consuming.  Without which, however, your attorney has no ability to facilitate/navigate settlement negotiations, nor to adequately litigate your case.  Unless you and your adversary have [...]

Apr 26, 2017

Tips for Divorcing a Spouse with a Drug or Alcohol Problem

By |April 26th, 2017|divorce|

Being married can be hard.  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 your spouse and his or her addiction there are steps you can take to protect yourself and [...]

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