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Apr 16, 2019

Avoiding the Debt and Divorce Trap

By |April 16th, 2019|divorce|

We all know that debt can be a big stressor in our lives – whether we’re married or single. But financial issues can play a huge part in why couples divorce. We even wrote about it in a recent blog. However, this doesn’t mean that if you or your spouse brought debt into the relationship [...]

Apr 9, 2019

How Can I Make Sure the Divorce Decree is Enforced?

By |April 9th, 2019|divorce|

After having spent a considerable amount of time, money and emotional energy to come up with a Marital Settlement Agreement, or a divorce decree issued by a judge outlining the terms of the divorce, it can be frustrating when the other party is not abiding by the agreement. Whether the behavior in question occurs right [...]

Apr 2, 2019

My Business Partner Is Getting Divorced – Is My Business Safe?

By |April 2nd, 2019|divorce|

There are many legalities surrounding owning your own business, especially when you have a business partner. Your business agreement likely covers many things, including all sorts of contingencies. However, for many businesspeople, unless their business partner is their actual spouse, when putting together a partnership contract, divorce may be the last thing on their minds. [...]

Mar 25, 2019

How to Divorce an Absent Spouse in Maryland

By |March 25th, 2019|divorce|

If you wish to get divorced, but are unable to find your spouse, can you still move forward? In Maryland, you absolutely can. The law allows you to request an Order of Default for a divorce, if you have made a good faith effort to locate and serve your spouse with the complaint. You must [...]

Mar 19, 2019

A Parenting Plan Checklist

By |March 19th, 2019|divorce|

When and your spouse are going through a divorce, taking care of every detail is important. Even if your divorce from your spouse is amicable – and congratulations on that – it’s still prudent to ensure you get everything done legally and formally for the safety of your children. Matters of child custody can get [...]

Mar 12, 2019

My Divorce Has Been Contentious. What Will Court Be Like?

By |March 12th, 2019|divorce|

Some divorces are difficult, and no matter how hard you and your soon-to-be ex try to work together, it’s just not going to happen. You’re unable to agree on important issues like child custody, alimony, child support, and property division. Facing a contentious divorce can be overwhelming and even intimidating – especially if you don’t [...]

Jan 8, 2019

Keeping Domestic Violence Victims Safe: Are the Courts Doing Enough?

By |January 8th, 2019|Family Law|

The Maryland nonprofit group Court Watch Montgomery works to ensure victims of domestic violence are provided with proper access to justice, programs, and resources. Volunteers from the organization gather data from thousands of protective order hearings each year, and release a report with their findings. Court Watch's latest report found that District Court judges in [...]

Dec 24, 2018

When Would A Child Need A Best Interest Attorney?

By |December 24th, 2018|Family Law|

Family law issues, especially divorce, can be emotionally and psychologically difficult, especially with children involved. When spouses are going through a split that may be particularly contentious and can't come to agreement over decisions regarding their child, sometimes a best interest attorney is a fair alternative. If, during a divorce, there are issues around child [...]

Dec 18, 2018

Maryland’s New “Red Flag” Gun Safety Law

By |December 18th, 2018|ERPO Laws|

On October 1, 2018, a new law regarding gun safety went into effect here in Maryland. Building on existing domestic violence laws but called extreme risk protective orders (ERPOs), it aims to temporarily prohibit people's access to firearms when it's determined they're a danger to others or themselves. Many other states have enacted similar laws, [...]

Dec 13, 2018

Welcome, Tracey L. Perrick, to McCabe Russell, PA

By |December 13th, 2018|Firm News|

McCabe Russell, PA is excited to welcome Tracey L. Perrick to our team! After working for some of the most prestigious family law firms in Maryland, she joins us in the role of Senior Counsel. Here, Tracey will put her years of experience in litigation, mediation, and negotiation to work on behalf of our clients. [...]

Sep 18, 2018

How Does Divorce Affect Kids?

By |September 18th, 2018|divorce|

As traumatic as divorce is for the couple experiencing it, their children will also experience varying degrees of upset and trauma which depends on the structure of the family before the divorce, and the age of the child. Younger children will react in different ways than their older siblings who have a greater understanding of [...]

Sep 11, 2018

Divorce When “Denial” Isn’t Just a River in Egypt

By |September 11th, 2018|divorce|

Divorce denial is a real phenomenon that can occur in divorces, where one partner springs the desire to get a divorce on the other. Divorce can be an emotionally devastating experience for those who are not initiating it, or who still wish to hold on to the relationship and try to make it work. Depending [...]

Sep 5, 2018

What is Second Parent Adoption?

By |September 5th, 2018|Family Law|

Second parent adoption is when one partner legally adopts the other partner's child, giving them both equal and legal parental rights. People typically choose second parent adoption when they are unmarried or if they're a same-sex couple who wants to ensure their parental rights stay protected. Families may benefit from having an attorney complete a [...]

Aug 28, 2018

Supervised Visitation in Maryland

By |August 28th, 2018|divorce|

During a divorce or child custody dispute, the court typically makes the ruling regarding parents' access to the child or children. The judge may grant the non-custodial parent unsupervised quality time or overnight visitation with the children. However, there are instances where the court may decide that this unsupervised access with minor children is not [...]

Aug 21, 2018

Should I Change My Last Name After My Divorce?

By |August 21st, 2018|divorce|

During or after a divorce, one of the many decisions you'll have to make is whether or not to keep your married name. This decision can carry both practical and emotional consequences, and there are no right or wrong answers. The decision is personal and specific to every person. However, if you are considering whether [...]

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