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Nov 12, 2019

Divorce, When You Have a Special Needs Child

By |November 12th, 2019|Family Law|

If you have a special needs child then you are abundantly aware of the unique challenges you face with day to day parenting, and planning for your child’s future. You worry now, and stress over how he or she will manage one day when you’re gone. You want to give your special needs child the [...]

Oct 23, 2019

Prenups and Postnups: Do I Need One?

By |October 23rd, 2019|Family Law|

Congratulations! You’re getting married! This is a time for celebrating and beginning to plan for your big day. While you’re choosing a color scheme, trying on gowns and tuxedos, and taste testing cake samples, you might begin thinking about whether you need to protect yourself in case the future pans out differently than you planned. [...]

Oct 15, 2019

Protecting Your Child from an Abusive Parent

By |October 15th, 2019|Family Law|

Some subjects in life are more difficult to wrap your mind around than others, especially when you are a parent considering how to protect your child. After all, that’s your primary job aside from loving, feeding and clothing him or her. Protecting your child from strangers gets more difficult every day with the progression of [...]

Jan 8, 2019

Keeping Domestic Violence Victims Safe: Are the Courts Doing Enough?

By |January 8th, 2019|Family Law|

The Maryland nonprofit group Court Watch Montgomery works to ensure victims of domestic violence are provided with proper access to justice, programs, and resources. Volunteers from the organization gather data from thousands of protective order hearings each year, and release a report with their findings. Court Watch's latest report found that District Court judges in [...]

Dec 24, 2018

When Would A Child Need A Best Interest Attorney?

By |December 24th, 2018|Family Law|

Family law issues, especially divorce, can be emotionally and psychologically difficult, especially with children involved. When spouses are going through a split that may be particularly contentious and can't come to agreement over decisions regarding their child, sometimes a best interest attorney is a fair alternative. If, during a divorce, there are issues around child [...]

Sep 5, 2018

What is Second Parent Adoption?

By |September 5th, 2018|Family Law|

Second parent adoption is when one partner legally adopts the other partner's child, giving them both equal and legal parental rights. People typically choose second parent adoption when they are unmarried or if they're a same-sex couple who wants to ensure their parental rights stay protected. Families may benefit from having an attorney complete a [...]

Mar 20, 2018

What Is a Parenting Plan?

By |March 20th, 2018|Family Law|

With many divorcing couples, issues of child custody and visitation are often the most thorny and contentious. A detailed parenting plan, agreed upon by the parents and endorsed by the courts, can help parents meet their child's needs, set forth each parent's responsibilities, and allow flexibility. Well thought-out parenting plans avoid the need to go [...]

Mar 13, 2018

What Is a Best Interest Attorney?

By |March 13th, 2018|Family Law|

During a particularly contentious child custody case, the court may appoint a “best interest attorney” for the child. This attorney does not represent either parent, but advocates for the child's interests and the child alone. Best interest attorneys must represent the interests of their client, complete an independent evaluation, and advocate the position concerning custody [...]

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