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Dec 14, 2017

A Brief Explanation of Mediation and Child Custody in Maryland

By |December 14th, 2017|Mediation|

Child custody disputes are often among the most contentious issues in divorces. Two parents who are already at odds may be unable to come to a sensible agreement about child custody on their own. Mediation is an alternative dispute resolution method that can help parents come to a workable solution regarding child custody and parenting [...]

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 [...]

Mar 14, 2017

Ms. Magazine: Q&A: Lawyer Heather McCabe on Creating and Sustaining Progress for All Families Under Trump

By |March 14th, 2017|General|

In a recent interview for Ms. Magazine, McCabe Russell Family Law attorney Heather McCabe answers questions about the past and future of family law and the potential effects of the new political reality, especially for LGBTQ families. Ms. Magazine: Q&A: Lawyer Heather McCabe on Creating and Sustaining Progress for All Families Under Trump

Feb 20, 2017

What to do if You Are A Victim of Revenge Porn in Maryland

By |February 20th, 2017|General|

One in 25 Americans have been a victim of a new type of invasion of sexual privacy, where photographs or videos that you intended to stay private with your partner end up on the Internet for everyone to see, after your (now) ex-partner posts the content online without your consent. Known as “revenge porn,” this [...]

Dec 8, 2016

McCabe Russell Welcomes New Associate Shaoli Sarkar, Esq.

By |December 8th, 2016|General, McCabe Russell, Who We Are|

McCabe Russell, PA, proudly announces that Shaoli Sarkar, Esq., has joined the firm as an Associate Attorney in the litigation and appellate advocacy practice groups.  Shaoli earned her undergraduate degree from Princeton University and her law degree from American University, Washington College of Law in Washington, DC.  Prior to joining McCabe Russell, Shaoli served as [...]

Mar 9, 2016

When Your Children Have Fur:  Who Gets The Pet in the Divorce?

By |March 9th, 2016|divorce, pet, separation, settlement|

More often than you think, we have clients come to us who are primarily concerned not about money or retirement or the marital home, but about what will happen to their pets (especially dogs, cats, and horses) upon their separation or divorce.    The answer to this question is not usually very satisfying to our clients:  [...]

Mar 7, 2016

Supreme Court Opinion (V.L. v. E.L.): the Power of A Second-Parent Adoption

By |March 7th, 2016|adoption, LGBT, same-sex marriage|

For years we have been meeting with same-sex parents and recommending a second-parent adoption where one of the two parents is the biological parent and one is not.  Today’s unanimous opinion from the United States Supreme Court demonstrates exactly why. In V.L. v. E.L., two women had been in a same-sex relationship from 1995 until [...]

Jan 25, 2016

There’s An App For That: Divorce and Custody Apps

By |January 25th, 2016|apps, child custody, divorce, documents|

Apps can be life-saving in divorce and custody cases.  When you are in the throes of a divorce or a custody case, documentation can make or break your case (remember what we've said before about discovery).  Even when you’re done with litigation, many custody situations demand sharing calendars and reconciling child-related bills.   There are SO [...]

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