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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 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 [...]

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 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 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 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 [...]

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