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May 18, 2020

Substance Abuse Complicates Child Custody Matters

By |May 18th, 2020|child custody|

Frequently, when two parents head to court over issues related to their children, it often boils down to someone wanting more visitation, or a complete change in custody. Allegations of all sorts can begin to fly when the gloves come off, including drug and alcohol abuse. This can be a game changer when it comes [...]

May 4, 2020

Protective Orders vs. Stay-at-Home Orders in Maryland

By |May 4th, 2020|domestic violence|

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic here in Maryland and across the nation, many families and couples are quarantining together in order to slow the spread of the virus. Stay-at-home orders enacted across the country aimed at protecting our citizens, however, have resulted in increased domestic violence complaints. USA Today reports that, although stay-at-home orders [...]

May 4, 2020

Child Custody, Co-Parenting, and COVID-19

By |May 4th, 2020|child custody|

Sharing custody of your child can be a challenge under any circumstance. Meshing schedules together and ensuring the best interests of your kids during a national pandemic can seem almost impossible, even when you and the other parent have a strong relationship. With school and business closings, stay-at-home orders in place, and unemployment on the [...]

May 1, 2020

Court Updates for Montgomery County and Howard County

By |May 1st, 2020|divorce|

Helping divorce and family law clients in Maryland keep their cases moving forward As of this writing, Maryland courts are closed to the public. Because things change rapidly, however, we wanted you to be able to find information about Howard County and Montgomery County courts quickly and easily. The following information has been complied by [...]

Apr 21, 2020

The Importance of Temporary Orders

By |April 21st, 2020|divorce|

A temporary order is essentially a blueprint to follow to keep everything as normal and as safe as possible while you await your divorce to become finalized. The relief that may be granted may feel unfair to one party, and can cause resentment and conflict, but the word to keep in mind is “temporary.” Court [...]

Apr 14, 2020

There’s a Time and Place for Annulments

By |April 14th, 2020|divorce|

Most couples who get married are planning for a lifetime together, but some can’t foresee that may not be a long time. Sometimes circumstances make staying in the marriage too difficult to bear. You’re led to a tough but quick decision between divorce or trying to force the relationship to work. Some couples actually have [...]

Apr 6, 2020

Why Covid-19 May Be the End of Your Marriage

By |April 6th, 2020|divorce|

It’s safe to say that things are definitely out of the ordinary these days, and nobody knows quite when things will get back to our individual versions of normal. Everywhere you look there are stressors that can create problems in your personal relationships that. People who are “stuck home” together will eventually get on each [...]

Mar 31, 2020

Even during Shelter-in-Place, You Must Obey Court Orders Regarding Your Children

By |March 31st, 2020|Child Support|

On Monday, March 30th, Governor Larry Hogan issued an official “shelter-in-place” order for the state of Maryland. Under such an order, individuals are required to stay in their homes as much as possible, avoiding person-to-person contact to help flatten the curve of the virus. The order includes exceptions, such as grocery shopping, picking up medications, [...]

Mar 18, 2020

Best Practices to Work with Your Attorney/Legal Team Remotely

By |March 18th, 2020|divorce|

As the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) spreads, people throughout Maryland are being told to work from home. Many people are being told to limit their contact with others as much as possible. Working from home and communicating from home helps ensure that people keep a safe social distance from each other, which can reduce the risk [...]

Feb 19, 2020

How Your Divorce May Impact Your Military Benefits

By |February 19th, 2020|divorce|

When the average couple gets divorced, dividing assets and personal property becomes complicated. When a military marriage is ending, it’s even more so because you now have to factor the federal government into your property distribution and settlement. Asset division isn’t your only consideration, however. Getting married while you or your spouse is in the [...]

Feb 11, 2020

Creating a Parenting Plan That Works for All of You

By |February 11th, 2020|divorce|

In general, most kids are pretty similar when it comes to their basic needs, especially when it comes to their parents. When they’re little, all they want is for their parents to spend time with them. It doesn’t make any difference whether it’s during a grocery store run or while taking them on vacation. They [...]

Feb 4, 2020

How Divorce Affects a Family Owned Business

By |February 4th, 2020|divorce|

Family-owned businesses can sometimes feel like another child in a marriage. Some businesses are passed down through families with the expectation that the next generation of children will take over and take care of the company, then pass it down to their own kids when the time comes. Today, it’s very possible that one party [...]

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 [...]

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