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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 [...]

Nov 12, 2019

Divorce, When You Have a Special Needs Child

By |November 12th, 2019|Family Law|

If you have a special needs child then you are abundantly aware of the unique challenges you face with day to day parenting, and planning for your child’s future. You worry now, and stress over how he or she will manage one day when you’re gone. You want to give your special needs child the [...]

Nov 5, 2019

What Happens if I Don’t Pay My Child Support?

By |November 5th, 2019|Child Support|

It never fails: your child support is past due and it is creating problems between you and your child’s mother or father. The phone calls, texts, emails, and unpleasant conversations about money when you pick up your child for visitation are endless. Out of the many parents who are ordered to pay child support, about [...]

Oct 23, 2019

Prenups and Postnups: Do I Need One?

By |October 23rd, 2019|Family Law|

Congratulations! You’re getting married! This is a time for celebrating and beginning to plan for your big day. While you’re choosing a color scheme, trying on gowns and tuxedos, and taste testing cake samples, you might begin thinking about whether you need to protect yourself in case the future pans out differently than you planned. [...]

Oct 15, 2019

Protecting Your Child from an Abusive Parent

By |October 15th, 2019|Family Law|

Some subjects in life are more difficult to wrap your mind around than others, especially when you are a parent considering how to protect your child. After all, that’s your primary job aside from loving, feeding and clothing him or her. Protecting your child from strangers gets more difficult every day with the progression of [...]

Oct 10, 2019

Will Maryland’s New Definition of “Extraordinary Medical Expenses” Hurt Families?

By |October 10th, 2019|Child Support|

Maryland’s Child Support Guidelines generally call for the examination of the income of each of the parents. The amount of child support that each parent should pay also depends on whether the parents are sharing physical custody, among other factors. As a general rule, the family court does not consider the expenses of the parents [...]

Sep 3, 2019

What is the Difference Between Physical Custody and Legal Custody in Maryland?

By |September 3rd, 2019|child custody|

Determining child custody can be one of the most contentious aspects of divorce. Most parents have a basic idea of the different types of custody that are available in a Maryland divorce, but do you understand the difference between legal and physical custody, and how co-parents handle decision-making based on these distinctions? At McCabe Russell, [...]

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