How Do You Define “Winning” in Family Law?

It can feel good to win. Whether it’s your favorite sports team, a personal challenge, or even a divorce, for some people winning isn’t everything; it’s the only thing. But how do you define winning in matters of family law? In a divorce, neither side will have a complete victory over the other, and that’s…

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How Divorce Litigation Differs from Other Types of Litigation

When people hear the phrase “go to trial,” they typically think of jury trials, the type you see in movies or hear about in the news. They may also think of television shows like Hot Bench, which showcases small claims court. If you really love reality TV, then perhaps you’ve even watched an episode or…

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Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith Don’t Have a Prenup

Actress Jada Pinkett Smith, married to the actor Will Smith, recently revealed in her new book that she and Smith have been separated for seven years. However, the couple has made no moves to divorce. She also noted that the two don’t have a prenuptial agreement in place, stating that “divorce won’t be necessary” and…

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Maryland Now Allows Parents to Go After Workers’ Compensation Settlements

New legislation out of the Senate now subjects a portion of workers’ compensation and personal injury awards to child support arrearages. Senate Bill 71 proposes that a portion of the net recovery obtained by workers’ compensation and personal injury claimants be eligible for execution in cases involving outstanding child support obligations. The term “net recovery”…

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Marijuana Usage by Parents Is No Longer Child Neglect in Maryland

Almost every state in our country has been changing its attitude toward marijuana usage, both medically and recreationally, and Maryland is no different. To reflect this changing climate, Maryland’s laws towards the substance are changing with them. As of July 1st of this year, an adult 21 and over may legally possess a small but…

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Dating During a Fulton Divorce Is Legal, But Potentially Risky

Every relationship — and subsequently, every divorce — is different. We all have unique life experiences and the bonds we form with those around us can be the most unique of all. For some people, divorcing is a grief-stricken, painful process of separation as a final resort, and they couldn’t even consider starting a new…

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Headed for Divorce? Don’t Ignore Your Retirement Plans

Divorce can have significant financial implications, particularly for women, who often face the challenge of rebuilding their retirement savings. Many divorced Americans find themselves lacking sufficient funds to retire comfortably, leading to concerns about their financial future. Individuals who have gone through divorce have to navigate retirement planning amidst the aftermath of marital separation, and…

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Collaborative Divorce Benefits Couples Seeking Privacy

Collaborative divorce can be a valuable option for individuals seeking privacy during the divorce process. Unlike traditional litigated divorces that take place in a public courtroom, collaborative divorce is a private and confidential process. It offers a respectful and cooperative approach to resolving issues, allowing couples to maintain control over the proceedings and keep sensitive…

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Can Your Job Cost You Your Marriage? Just Ask Kevin Costner

Long-time Hollywood star, Kevin Costner, is in hot water with his soon to be ex-wife. The two are calling it quits, and it is rumored that it is due to Costner’s refusal to change his work schedule in order to spend time with his wife and children. Recent claims suggest that Christine Baumgartner wanted Costner…

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Top 7 Reasons to Pursue a Collaborative Divorce

Deciding to end a marriage can be physically and emotionally draining. As a result, couples are turning to collaborative divorce, as it is a great option for those who would rather not deal with stress or drama in their lives. When compared to the traditional divorce process, collaborative divorces encourage ex-spouses to work together to…

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Massive Changes Are Coming to Maryland’s Divorce Laws

Big changes are coming to Maryland when it comes to divorce. The new legislation will not only end limited divorce, but also change our residency requirements and grounds for filing a divorce. Governor Wes Moore is expected to sign the bill into law, which will go into effect on October 1, 2023. We want to…

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Why Your Prenuptial Agreement Must Be Strong

If you’re a fan of country music, you may be following the (messy) post-divorce story of Kelsea Ballerini and Morgan Evans. They’re a clear example of why we tell our clients they should NEVER air their dirty laundry online, even when you have an outlet to share your side with the world. One of the…

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Hey, Jason and Olivia: It’s Time to Put the Children First

A divorce is never an easy situation, especially when you have children. Parents can be fiercely protective of their children, and even the most mild-mannered individuals can turn into cornered bears if they believe their children are hurting. How folks strike out at one another can differ. Take the ongoing drama of Jason Sudeikis and…

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