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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 [...]

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 [...]

Feb 25, 2016

Does marriage make happiness? Not necessarily.

By |February 25th, 2016|divorce, General, marriage|

 What keeps us happy and healthy as we go through life? If you think it's fame and money, you're not alone – but, according to psychiatrist Robert Waldinger, you're mistaken. As the director of 75-year-old study on adult development, Waldinger has unprecedented access to data on true happiness and satisfaction. In this talk, he [...]

Jan 25, 2016

There’s an App for That: Divorce and Custody Apps That Really Work

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

Updated 2020 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 [...]

Jan 19, 2016

Take the Quiz: Is Your Husband Cheating?

By |January 19th, 2016|adultery, divorce, General|

Are you worried that your spouse is cheating? Have you ever thought considered the idea and then dismissed it? Take our quiz to see what we think based on some of the most common indicators of infidelity. And whatever our quiz says, if you're worried, consider talking to a lawyer. Take online here :Is Your [...]

Dec 17, 2015

Divorce Without Waiting: Maryland’s Mutual Consent Grounds.

By |December 17th, 2015|divorce, Howard County, Montgomery County, mutual consent, uncontested, witness|

Update: July 2018 Mutual Consent Grounds For Divorce in Maryland 2018 As we were talking about all Summer, the new mutual consent grounds for divorce became effective October 1, 2015.  It does NOT apply to everyone, but if you and your spouse do NOT have minor children in common (so emancipated children and step-children do [...]

Dec 10, 2015

New “One Judge, One Family” Policy in Montgomery County

By |December 10th, 2015|child custody, children, General|

Following in the footsteps of some other courts around the country, Montgomery County Circuit Court will adopt a “One Judge, One Family” policy for qualifying cases commencing January 1, 2016.   Prior to the adoption of the policy, different portions of the same case were not necessarily heard by the same judge or magistrate.  Going forward, [...]