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Mar 2, 2021

What to Do if Your Spouse Has Borderline Personality Disorder

By |March 2nd, 2021|divorce|

Living with someone who has borderline personality disorder (BPD) can feel confusing and cause anxiety in your relationship. It often leads to rifts in personal relationships and even poses problems in maintaining employment, which can lead to further turbulence due to financial woes. Understanding BPD will go a long way in determining whether your marriage [...]

Feb 24, 2021

Meet Raylynn T. Best-James, McCabe Russell, PA’s New Associate!

By |February 24th, 2021|Firm News|

McCabe Russell, PA is proud to introduce Raylynn T. Best-James, one of our new Associate Attorneys! Raylynn’s experiences practicing estate planning & administration, personal injury, and other civil matters, along with family law, give her a unique advantage in the courtroom and during negotiations. Her proactive approach and attention to detail has made her a [...]

Feb 23, 2021

Meet Sofia Nadri, a New Associate at McCabe Russell, PA!

By |February 23rd, 2021|Firm News|

McCabe Russell, PA is excited to introduce Sofia Nadri, one of our new Associate Attorneys. Sofia offers a rich and varied legal background, having worked for the American National Red Cross, Office of the General Counsel, as well as in a personal injury law firm. Most recently, her practice has been devoted to family law [...]

Feb 16, 2021

Civil Unions Vs. Marriage in Government Retirement Plans

By |February 16th, 2021|Family Law|

Relationships are complicated, but even more complicated can be making a relationship official by law. We don’t mean that the actual ceremony can be tough to maneuver; we mean that all of “fun” administrative issues that come along with life can become more complicated by legally merging your lives. Part of that complication comes in [...]

Feb 9, 2021

What to Do When a Spouse Is in Rehab

By |February 9th, 2021|divorce|

The pressures of life can be difficult to handle and for some people, marriage can add unexpected stressors. Financial troubles, insecurities that your spouse could be getting attention elsewhere, and arguments that you aren’t holding up your end of your partnership can send a spouse into a downward spiral that includes substance abuse and addiction. [...]

Feb 2, 2021

What Is the Discovery Process?

By |February 2nd, 2021|divorce|

The bulk of any litigation is comprised of what is known as the discovery process. This is nothing more than an exchange of information that is relevant to your case. When you hire an attorney, most people think that they’ve hired someone to do all of the work for them so once the litigation process [...]

Jan 26, 2021

How Does My Divorce Affect My Stimulus Check?

By |January 26th, 2021|Family Law|

In December, legislators agreed to a second coronavirus relief package, with direct payments of $600 to eligible adults, plus $600 per child dependent. Many individuals and families have already received their stimulus payments, and other payments are on their way. However, for couples in the process of divorce or child support disputes, this stimulus check [...]

Jan 19, 2021

Falsifying Drug Tests for Child Custody Cases

By |January 19th, 2021|child custody|

How many times have you heard your child’s other parent claim he or she is sober, but you’ve seen the same signs of being under the influence so many times that you know it’s a lie? You have concerns about your child being around that parent but your fears have fallen on deaf ears so [...]

Jan 5, 2021

Can You Collect Your Spouse’s Social Security After Divorce?

By |January 5th, 2021|divorce|

A divorced spouse who claims their benefit at least at Full Retirement Age (FRA) who doesn’t qualify for Social Security based on their own work record will receive 50% of the ex-spouse's Primary Insurance Amount (PIA) provided they're not remarried. Claiming earlier than FRA will result in a decreased benefit amount. You cannot double dip [...]

Dec 29, 2020

Can My Spouse Evade Divorce?

By |December 29th, 2020|divorce|

One way some difficult parties choose to get under the skin of their soon to be former spouse is by making the inevitable more difficult by avoiding service of the summons and complaint for divorce or even worse, refusing to sign the final agreement. Not to worry if you are the plaintiff spouse trying to [...]

Dec 21, 2020

Relocation and Interstate Child Custody Issues

By |December 21st, 2020|child custody|

Coparenting has its challenges, even when a divorce is amicable and the parenting plan is just. One of the more common challenges relates to parental relocation: what do you need to do if you or your spouse must move? Under typical circumstances, if a parent wishes to move, that parent must provide written notice within [...]

Dec 14, 2020

Congratulations, McCabe Russell, for Being Named to Super Lawyers and Rising Stars for 2021!

By |December 14th, 2020|awards|

McCabe Russell, PA is proud to announce that five attorneys from our firm have been selected for inclusion in the 2021 Maryland Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists! All our attorneys were nominated for their work in family law. Super Lawyers is an objective ratings service which honors “outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice [...]

Nov 18, 2020

Meet Summer Abel, the Newest Associate of McCabe Russell, PA!

By |November 18th, 2020|Firm News|

McCabe Russell, PA is excited to introduce Summer Abel, our new Associate Attorney. Summer’s background is a little different from the rest of our team. She is a former Assistant Public Defender for Orlando, Florida, and spent the last couple of years prosecuting vaccine injury claims in Washington, DC. We know that these experiences have [...]

Nov 11, 2020

Putting Our Houses in Order as Maryland Faces Another COVID Wave

By |November 11th, 2020|Covid-19|

As anticipated, the second “wave” of COVID-19 cases have begun. In response, Governor Hogan has tightened restrictions on certain activities, and offered warnings about others. For many, these restrictions – right at the start of the holiday season – can feel overwhelming. We want to discuss some of the lessons we have learned over these [...]