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Jul 2, 2019

Is Collaborative Divorce Right for Me?

By |July 2nd, 2019|divorce|

It is certainly no secret that going through a divorce can be overwhelming, challenging and sometimes contentious. It can involve time, multiple attorneys, and in some cases, hours of court time and litigation. However, the process does not have to go this way. There are alternatives which can make things a bit easier for you. [...]

Jun 25, 2019

Can I Adopt My Younger Sibling in Maryland?

By |June 25th, 2019|adoption|

Adoption is a beautiful way to build a family. It provides an infant or a child in need with a more emotionally and financially stable environment and gives people the opportunity to become a family. Every family is unique, and so is every adoption situation. We’re often asked if siblings can adopt other siblings – [...]

Jun 18, 2019

How to Keep Your Divorce Case Moving Smoothly

By |June 18th, 2019|divorce|

For some people, hiring a divorce lawyer is their first foray into the legal community. It can be a bit overwhelming, especially if you are already feeling stressed about the end of your marriage. While we normally discuss how we can help our clients, today we wanted to give you some guidelines for how you [...]

Jun 4, 2019

What You Should Know about Parental Alienation

By |June 4th, 2019|divorce|

Going through a divorce can be stressful. With children in the mix, family issues may become difficult to navigate and sometimes emotions can take over. When tensions run high and out of control, you may find yourself dealing with an issue psychologists call “parental alienation.” Parental alienation, in a nutshell, is when one parent turns [...]

May 29, 2019

Can a Child Have More Than Two Parents?

By |May 29th, 2019|adoption|

Madison is a girl who lives in California, a state which recognizes multi-parenting, or "tri-parenting." Her legal parents include her two moms and a dad: her father is the sperm donor, one of her mothers carried her, and her other mother is married to her birth mother. It is her non-birth mother who became her [...]

May 7, 2019

Is It Legal for My Spouse to Empty Our Joint Bank Account?

By |May 7th, 2019|divorce|

For many married couples, it just makes sense to have a joint bank account to manage the family’s finances. These types of accounts can be quite useful during a marriage, but during times of conflict or divorce, they can become weapons if used incorrectly. About joint accounts When two people have a joint bank account, [...]

Apr 29, 2019

How Mental Health Issues Can Affect Child Custody

By |April 29th, 2019|child custody|

It can be difficult to talk about, but needs to be acknowledged – mental illness affects every aspect of a person’s life, as well as the lives around them. Sometimes mental illness can have serious or devastating effects on a marriage or relationship. Often this can lead to issues with divorce or child custody. When [...]

Apr 16, 2019

Avoiding the Debt and Divorce Trap

By |April 16th, 2019|divorce|

We all know that debt can be a big stressor in our lives – whether we’re married or single. But financial issues can play a huge part in why couples divorce. We even wrote about it in a recent blog. However, this doesn’t mean that if you or your spouse brought debt into the relationship [...]

Apr 9, 2019

How Can I Make Sure the Divorce Decree is Enforced?

By |April 9th, 2019|divorce|

After having spent a considerable amount of time, money and emotional energy to come up with a Marital Settlement Agreement, or a divorce decree issued by a judge outlining the terms of the divorce, it can be frustrating when the other party is not abiding by the agreement. Whether the behavior in question occurs right [...]

Apr 2, 2019

My Business Partner Is Getting Divorced – Is My Business Safe?

By |April 2nd, 2019|divorce|

There are many legalities surrounding owning your own business, especially when you have a business partner. Your business agreement likely covers many things, including all sorts of contingencies. However, for many businesspeople, unless their business partner is their actual spouse, when putting together a partnership contract, divorce may be the last thing on their minds. [...]

Mar 25, 2019

How to Divorce an Absent Spouse in Maryland

By |March 25th, 2019|divorce|

If you wish to get divorced, but are unable to find your spouse, can you still move forward? In Maryland, you absolutely can. The law allows you to request an Order of Default for a divorce, if you have made a good faith effort to locate and serve your spouse with the complaint. You must [...]

Mar 19, 2019

A Parenting Plan Checklist

By |March 19th, 2019|divorce|

When and your spouse are going through a divorce, taking care of every detail is important. Even if your divorce from your spouse is amicable – and congratulations on that – it’s still prudent to ensure you get everything done legally and formally for the safety of your children. Matters of child custody can get [...]

Mar 12, 2019

My Divorce Has Been Contentious. What Will Court Be Like?

By |March 12th, 2019|divorce|

Some divorces are difficult, and no matter how hard you and your soon-to-be ex try to work together, it’s just not going to happen. You’re unable to agree on important issues like child custody, alimony, child support, and property division. Facing a contentious divorce can be overwhelming and even intimidating – especially if you don’t [...]

Jan 8, 2019

Keeping Domestic Violence Victims Safe: Are the Courts Doing Enough?

By |January 8th, 2019|Family Law|

The Maryland nonprofit group Court Watch Montgomery works to ensure victims of domestic violence are provided with proper access to justice, programs, and resources. Volunteers from the organization gather data from thousands of protective order hearings each year, and release a report with their findings. Court Watch's latest report found that District Court judges in [...]

Dec 24, 2018

When Would A Child Need A Best Interest Attorney?

By |December 24th, 2018|Family Law|

Family law issues, especially divorce, can be emotionally and psychologically difficult, especially with children involved. When spouses are going through a split that may be particularly contentious and can't come to agreement over decisions regarding their child, sometimes a best interest attorney is a fair alternative. If, during a divorce, there are issues around child [...]

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