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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Helping divorce and family law clients in Maryland keep their cases moving forward As of this writing, Maryland courts are closed to the public. Because things change rapidly, however, we wanted you to be able to find information about Howard County and Montgomery County courts quickly and easily. The following information has been complied by…

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It’s probably the most difficult conversation to have outside of deciding to go ahead with a divorce. No, it’s not telling your spouse. We’re talking about breaking the news to your children. Kids thrive on routine and the comfort of having their family intact. It’s one of those basic needs they rely on for stability.…

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A temporary order is essentially a blueprint to follow to keep everything as normal and as safe as possible while you await your divorce to become finalized. The relief that may be granted may feel unfair to one party, and can cause resentment and conflict, but the word to keep in mind is “temporary.” Court…

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Most couples who get married are planning for a lifetime together, but some can’t foresee that may not be a long time. Sometimes circumstances make staying in the marriage too difficult to bear. You’re led to a tough but quick decision between divorce or trying to force the relationship to work. Some couples actually have…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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The time in between when you decide to get a divorce and when the divorce is final can seem like an eternity. When you are forced to spend those interminable days with the person you are trying to separate yourself from, it can make healing and moving on with your life an elusive fantasy. Many…

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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.…

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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…

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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…

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In many divorces, child support and child custody can be the most contentious and difficult topics. Determining who pays child support and who gets legal and physical custody of the children can get complicated, and sometimes down the road, things change. If your or your ex’s – or your child’s – circumstances have changed and…

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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,…

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