Why We Hate the Term “Starter Spouse”

Celebrities have often glorified the idea of marriage by flaunting their “love-filled” relationships on social media and by throwing large, extravagant weddings. With the rising use of social media, like Instagram and TikTok, it seems like celebrities and influencers are somewhat unintentionally pushing this skewed perception of love and marriage onto average people. So when…

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Tyrese Says Divorce Judge Is Biased Against Him – Could It Be True?

Divorce and custody cases are often fraught with emotion simply because of the personal nature of the matters being addressed. Added to that, trusting someone else to make decisions regarding your divorce settlement or child custody dispute can be both challenging and frustrating. The court is required to be impartial, but it may not always…

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Denying a Request for Spousal Support – Can the Court Do That?

The news features a seemingly near-constant stream of headlines announcing celebrity divorces and the often-exorbitant settlement and alimony amounts. This may make it seem like spousal support after a couple – any couple – splits up is a foregone conclusion, but that is not always the case. While one partner may request spousal support as…

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When Will the Court Seal Divorce Records in Maryland?

The ongoing legal battle between actors Johnny Depp and Amber Heard attracted a lot of attention, particularly as the case played out on live television and across the internet. However, months after the jury handed down their verdict in the defamation trial, evidence was unsealed that had never been presented to the jury. After reviewing…

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Can We Still Get Divorced in Maryland if My Spouse Moves?

We all face difficult decisions and situations in life; divorce can be one of the most challenging. Untangling two lives, and all of the ways they are intertwined, can be complicated – even in cases where the divorce is amicable. But what happens if you file for divorce and your spouse moves before the divorce…

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Is Your Family Causing Strife in Your Marriage?

Marriage is tough, as anyone who has ever entered into the contract will tell you. There’s a reason that people celebrate reaching milestone anniversaries – it is not easy! Building a healthy marriage and maintaining it through the ups and downs of life is challenging, and even when both spouses are fully committed and work…

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Challenges of Divorce for High-Profile Couples with Kids

From the time that Hollywood actors Tori Spelling and Dean McDermott fell in love with each other, their relationship was surrounded by disaster. Both were married to other people at the time they got together, which caused some public drama. It may not be a surprise to some that the couple would experience issues with…

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Challenges for Couples Who Marry and Divorce Multiple Times

How many times can a couple divorce and then reconcile until it becomes old? Well, let’s ask Hollywood writer-producer Kenya Barris and his estranged wife. The couple have recently filed for divorce for the third time, after being married for nearly 21 years. The first time that the couple filed for divorce was in 2014,…

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Join Us in Congratulating Attorneys Hilary Tebeleff and Summer Abel!

The team at McCabe Russell, PA is pleased to announce that Hilary Tebeleff, Esquire has been promoted to Partner, and Summer Abel, Esquire has been promoted to Senior Associate. We are so proud of Hilary and Summer, who consistently demonstrate their dedication to their clients through hard work, knowledge, and advocacy. We’d like you to…

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Changes Coming to Child Support Guidelines in Maryland

Starting tomorrow, July 1, 2022, several changes to Maryland’s child support guidelines will go into effect, the most notable of which involve an increase in support and a change in the definition of voluntary impoverishment. Child support guidelines are reviewed every few years to account for factors like inflation or recessions. Although these changes were…

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Can My Child Get More Support?

When Maryland couples with children divorce, an order for child support provides for the financial needs of the child. The state considers both parents financially responsible for the child, and the divorce court generally orders the amount of support to be paid according to Maryland’s Child Support Guidelines. Parents are required to pay child support…

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