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Aug 21, 2017

What Documents Should I Bring To My First Meeting With My Divorce Lawyer? A Checklist.

By |August 21st, 2017|divorce, documents|

You should not put a lot of pressure on yourself when you visit with your lawyer for the first time, but some documents can be helpful to your new attorney in assessing the issues in your case. Remember the military adage, “Proper Planning and Preparation Prevents Piss Poor Performance.” While the documents can seem personal, [...]

Jan 25, 2016

There’s an App for That: Divorce and Custody Apps That Really Work

By |January 25th, 2016|apps, child custody, divorce, documents|

Apps can be life-saving in divorce and custody cases. When you are in the throes of a divorce or a custody case, documentation can make or break your case (remember what we’ve said before about discovery). Even when you’re done with litigation, many custody situations demand sharing calendars and reconciling child-related bills. There are SO many [...]

Jul 21, 2015

Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert Are Divorcing. Not to Fear, They Have a Prenuptial Agreement. Should You Consider One?

By |July 21st, 2015|agreements, divorce, documents, premarital agreement, prenuptial agreement|

After four years of marriage, country music stars Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert have announced they are divorcing. But from the outside at least, the separation seems to be moving along pretty quickly. From our perspective, this must be at least thanks in part to the couple’s prenuptial agreement. So, yes, if you are contemplating [...]

Nov 18, 2014

But She’s Crazy! When You’re Worried About Protecting (Yourself and) The Kids

By |November 18th, 2014|child custody, children, custody evaluation, documents, mental health|

We often deal with people who are in crisis during their Maryland divorce – sometimes because they are being left, sometimes because they are dealing with a spouse or co-parent that is “crazy.” Unpacking what “crazy” means is tricky. In the throes of divorcing or of a potential custody conflict , once mild behavior can be exacerbated [...]

Nov 5, 2014

What In Tarnation is Discovery?

By |November 5th, 2014|attorneys fees, discovery, divorce, documents, planning|

During the litigation process (if you go that route), you will eventually have to deal with “discovery.” The discovery process can include written interrogatories (questions that you have to answer in writing and under oath), requests for production of documents (which require you to put together documents for review by your spouse’s attorney – even ones [...]

Aug 1, 2014

7 Tips to Keep Your Attorney Bills In Check

By |August 1st, 2014|attorneys fees, communication, divorce, documents, General, goals|

Your attorney bills in divorce can be overwhelming.  If you find yourself needing the services of an attorney, chances are you have enough worries without also being worried about astronomical attorneys’ fees. Even the cheapest attorneys aren’t “cheap,” and while you’d do well to think of your retainer with your attorney as an investment, you [...]

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