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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 [...]

Jul 24, 2018

The Six Most Common Reasons Couples Split Up

By |July 24th, 2018|divorce|

Nobody goes into a marriage intending to get divorced one day. We hope not, anyway. They enter into their marriage with high hopes of a “happily ever after,” or at least a nice, long life together. Most people understand that marriage takes work. If you feel like you've given your marriage everything you have but [...]

Jul 17, 2018

So You Think You’re Married? Not So Fast…

By |July 17th, 2018|divorce|

You may have heard of the Universal Life Church (ULC), the self-described online “multi-denominational religious organization” that allows members to become ordained and perform functions that ministers can, like weddings. There are other sites that offer online ordination, but ULC is the biggest and the most well-known. Many celebrities have famously used it to perform [...]

Jun 26, 2018

5 Divorce Expenses You Might Not Think About

By |June 26th, 2018|divorce|

After a divorce, it can be difficult to adjust to any financial changes, especially if one income has to support two households. That's an expected expense, but there are other costs that crop up after divorce that you may not have expected. And these may take you by surprise and add a lot of unwanted [...]

May 15, 2018

How to Deal with Divorce Stalling Tactics

By |May 15th, 2018|divorce|

How long is this divorce going to take? How much is this divorce going to cost me? These are questions that we hear from many of our new clients during the initial consultation. Even though delaying the divorce means higher fees for both parties, some spouses will do whatever is in their power to stall [...]

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 [...]

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