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What to Expect When Divorcing a Narcissist

No divorce is easy, but when divorcing a narcissist, there are additional concerns that you and your divorce attorney must address. Knowing how narcissism works and what to expect when divorcing a narcissist can be important to setting your expectati… Read More
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A multi-ethnic blended family playing in the park together on a sunny day. They are sitting together on a deck. The African-American mother and Caucasian father have mixed race twin boys, almost 3 years old. Their daughters and step-daughters are 11 to 15 years old. The mother and girls are smiling and looking, looking at the camera.

7 Tips For Blended Family Success

After a divorce or custody battle, it may be tempting to move on quickly and form a new romantic relationship. But when that relationship advances to the point of living together, things can get more complicated. Successfully creating a blended famil… Read More
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How Does Divorce Affect Social Security Benefits?

Many Maryland families depend on government social security benefits and social security disability insurance payments to pay their bills. When those families fall apart, it may be hard to understand where those payments will go. You may have questio… Read More
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Step-Parent, Grandparent and New Partner’s Role in Custody Cases

Custody cases generally center on disputes between a child’s primary parents – mothers and fathers. In custody disputes, the involvement of third parties can change the dynamic and often make things more complicated. Step-parents, grandparent… Read More
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Dealing with Your Spouse's Anger During Divorce

Divorce is a highly emotional time for everyone involved, triggering sadness, grief, and anger for both parties. Having a plan for dealing with your spouse’s anger during divorce, and coping with your own, can help you reduce conflict and bring you… Read More
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What Happens if My Spouse Refuses to Sign Divorce Papers?

It takes two people to be married, but only one person to be divorced. The breakdown of the marriage relationship doesn’t always feel the same to both parties. Often one spouse is ready for a divorce before the other. When that happens, your spouse… Read More
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What You Should Know About a Name Change After Divorce

Getting a divorce means separating your ex-spouse from every part of your life: your home, your finances, and your future. But if you changed your name after the wedding, you could be carrying a part of them with you every time you pull out your ID o… Read More
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Common Divorce Mistakes: What Not to do When Waiting on Divorce

The time between when you decide to get a divorce and when you are actually divorced can be emotional, stressful, and financially challenging. The choices you make while waiting to be divorced can significantly increase the costs of pending litigatio… Read More
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Maryland Divorce Timelines: How Long is the Divorce Process?

Divorce takes time. It is complicated to untangle two people’s lives. When those two people have children together, the process can become even longer. Understanding the timeline for a Maryland divorce can help you make an appropriate plan for your… Read More
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5 Strategies to Improve Co-Parenting Communication

After a divorce or break-up it can be hard to talk to your ex-spouse or partner. However, your children are depending on you both to work together for their best interests. At the Law Office of Shelly M. Ingram, we offer some strategies and co-parent… Read More
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