Six Questions to Ask Yourself Before You Get Divorced

When it comes to the topic of divorce, you’ve probably heard people say that it’s not good to stay together just for the children. There’s truth to that but it’s not the only consideration you need to make when faced with the question of whether or not you should end your marriage. Marriage is a…

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What Is a Peace Order, and Do I Need One?

Being harassed or feeling fearful every time you step outside your home or workplace alone can be paralyzing. You shouldn’t have to live that way simply because another person has made you the unwanted focus of their attention. Even if you have called the police, you’ve probably heard the same thing over and over. There…

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Second Parent Adoption Is Important for LGBTQIA+ Families

With attempts to roll back more and more protections for the LGBTQIA+ community, some of which will negatively impact families, it’s never been so important to do everything within your control to guarantee as many of your rights as you can, including those that should naturally come with being a parent. There are different reasons…

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Heather McCabe Named to Best Lawyers List for 2021!

McCabe Russell, PA proudly announces that partner Heather McCabe was recently selected by her peers for inclusion in the 27th edition of The Best Lawyers in America® for her service to clients in the area of Family Law Mediation in Fulton, Maryland. Best Lawyers recognizes attorneys in specific areas of legal practice using a methodology…

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Introducing Maida Hughes, Associate Attorney at McCabe Russell, PA

McCabe Russell, PA is proud to introduce Maida L. Hughes, our newest Associate Attorney! Before attending law school, Maida was an art teacher for the Montgomery County Public School system. In 2019, she earned her J.D. from the University of Baltimore School of Law. While at school, she served as Secretary for the Family Law…

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Heather McCabe Selected for 2020 Lawyers of Distinction

McCabe Russell, P.A. is proud to announce that partner Heather McCabe has been selected for membership in Lawyers of Distinction for 2020. Lawyers of Distinction is a third-party rating service which recognizes attorneys from across the country who practice civil and criminal law. Attorneys are nominated and then vetted by the Selection Committee, undergoing independent…

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Am I Responsible for My Spouse’s Debts if We Get Divorced?

Financial issues are one of the leading causes of divorce. Many couples find themselves disputing how to split up their assets, leading to a contentious battle between both parties. Though most people focus on the assets, it is important to remember that divorce may raise issues related to your debts as well. Dividing property in…

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Millennials Are Finding Solace In Prenuptial Agreements

Prenups are often thought of as reducing marriage to a business deal where skepticism is alive and well when it comes to the reason two people have chosen to get married. In the past, most people have thought of prenuptial agreements as beginning a marriage with an unromantic omen that it will end in divorce,…

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Narcissistic Personality Disorder, and Its Effects on Your Divorce

It’s no secret that divorce is a challenging and stressful life event. However, when your spouse is narcissistic, going through a divorce can become frustrating and discouraging. Dealing with someone with narcissistic personality disorder is challenging and, often, divorces can become contentious very quickly if you are not thoroughly prepared. What is narcissistic personality disorder…

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New Family Law Legislation Update

Despite the courts having been closed for nearly two months, state laws are still being reviewed, revised, and passed in order to continue bettering the legal system. To its credit, the Maryland legislature has been quite busy of late, to include the passing of new laws related to family court issues aimed at providing parties…

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Trying to Pay Alimony When COVID-19 Has Affected Your Income

It is supposed to happen every month like clockwork for many separated or divorced couples – alimony payments. With Coronavirus causing so much job loss across the country, it may be inevitable that you will experience a reduction in income either due to job furloughs or your employer going out of business. So what does…

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How to Shelter in Place With Your Ex

These are certainly trying times for everyone. Life changed in an instant as did a lot of plans that had been set in motion. Suddenly everyone has found their lives in a holding pattern with moves, starting new jobs, attending school, and beginning a new life that was to follow on the heels of separating…

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Substance Abuse Complicates Child Custody Matters

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…

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

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…

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Child Custody, Co-Parenting, and COVID-19

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…

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