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Jan 28, 2020

Debunking FAFSA Confusion for Divorced Families

By |January 28th, 2020|divorce|

Kids preparing to go off to college often don’t think about financial aid forms or the litany of personal questions that come along with asking the federal government for a loan – or how to answer them. They think about their career possibilities and how to get there after graduation, where their friends will be [...]

Nov 19, 2019

Should I Terminate My Parental Rights?

By |November 19th, 2019|adoption|

Parenthood is not always planned, and it does not always come at the right time in your life. Children need constant love, attention, and stability. Depending upon where you are in your life, you may not be in a position to provide a child with these basic needs. In doing what’s best for your son [...]

Nov 12, 2019

Divorce, When You Have a Special Needs Child

By |November 12th, 2019|Family Law|

If you have a special needs child then you are abundantly aware of the unique challenges you face with day to day parenting, and planning for your child’s future. You worry now, and stress over how he or she will manage one day when you’re gone. You want to give your special needs child the [...]

Nov 5, 2019

What Happens if I Don’t Pay My Child Support?

By |November 5th, 2019|Child Support|

It never fails: your child support is past due and it is creating problems between you and your child’s mother or father. The phone calls, texts, emails, and unpleasant conversations about money when you pick up your child for visitation are endless. Out of the many parents who are ordered to pay child support, about [...]

Oct 23, 2019

Prenups and Postnups: Do I Need One?

By |October 23rd, 2019|Family Law|

Congratulations! You’re getting married! This is a time for celebrating and beginning to plan for your big day. While you’re choosing a color scheme, trying on gowns and tuxedos, and taste testing cake samples, you might begin thinking about whether you need to protect yourself in case the future pans out differently than you planned. [...]

Oct 15, 2019

Protecting Your Child from an Abusive Parent

By |October 15th, 2019|Family Law|

Some subjects in life are more difficult to wrap your mind around than others, especially when you are a parent considering how to protect your child. After all, that’s your primary job aside from loving, feeding and clothing him or her. Protecting your child from strangers gets more difficult every day with the progression of [...]

Oct 10, 2019

Will Maryland’s New Definition of “Extraordinary Medical Expenses” Hurt Families?

By |October 10th, 2019|Child Support|

Maryland’s Child Support Guidelines generally call for the examination of the income of each of the parents. The amount of child support that each parent should pay also depends on whether the parents are sharing physical custody, among other factors. As a general rule, the family court does not consider the expenses of the parents [...]

Sep 3, 2019

What is the Difference Between Physical Custody and Legal Custody in Maryland?

By |September 3rd, 2019|child custody|

Determining child custody can be one of the most contentious aspects of divorce. Most parents have a basic idea of the different types of custody that are available in a Maryland divorce, but do you understand the difference between legal and physical custody, and how co-parents handle decision-making based on these distinctions? At McCabe Russell, [...]

Jul 2, 2019

Is Collaborative Divorce Right for Me?

By |July 2nd, 2019|divorce|

It is certainly no secret that going through a divorce can be overwhelming, challenging and sometimes contentious. It can involve time, multiple attorneys, and in some cases, hours of court time and litigation. However, the process does not have to go this way. There are alternatives which can make things a bit easier for you. [...]

Jun 25, 2019

Can I Adopt My Younger Sibling in Maryland?

By |June 25th, 2019|adoption|

Adoption is a beautiful way to build a family. It provides an infant or a child in need with a more emotionally and financially stable environment and gives people the opportunity to become a family. Every family is unique, and so is every adoption situation. We’re often asked if siblings can adopt other siblings – [...]

Jun 18, 2019

How to Keep Your Divorce Case Moving Smoothly

By |June 18th, 2019|divorce|

For some people, hiring a divorce lawyer is their first foray into the legal community. It can be a bit overwhelming, especially if you are already feeling stressed about the end of your marriage. While we normally discuss how we can help our clients, today we wanted to give you some guidelines for how you [...]

Jun 4, 2019

What You Should Know about Parental Alienation

By |June 4th, 2019|divorce|

Going through a divorce can be stressful. With children in the mix, family issues may become difficult to navigate and sometimes emotions can take over. When tensions run high and out of control, you may find yourself dealing with an issue psychologists call “parental alienation.” Parental alienation, in a nutshell, is when one parent turns [...]

May 29, 2019

Can a Child Have More Than Two Parents?

By |May 29th, 2019|adoption|

Madison is a girl who lives in California, a state which recognizes multi-parenting, or "tri-parenting." Her legal parents include her two moms and a dad: her father is the sperm donor, one of her mothers carried her, and her other mother is married to her birth mother. It is her non-birth mother who became her [...]

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