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Conover v. Conover case

Grandparent and Stepparent Custody Rights in Maryland After Conover v. Conover

What makes a parent a parent? The question is not as simple as it sounds. Most of the time a parent-child relationship is determined by biology, but we all know biological parents who don’t act like parents, and adoptive parents or stepparents… Read More
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Categories: Custody
Corroborating Witness Not Needed in Maryland Divorce

New Law Makes Maryland Divorce Easier: Corroborating Witness No Longer Needed

If you are seeking a divorce in Maryland, you might think that you and your spouse are in the best position to tell the court whether you have valid grounds for divorce. It might surprise you to learn that until very recently, couples were often requ… Read More
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Categories: Divorce

New Maryland Divorce Laws - October 2015

New Maryland Divorce Laws – October 2015. There are several new laws going into effect this month that may impact your Maryland divorce. The wait is finally over! Governor Hogan signed Senate Bill 472 into law, which added Mutual Consent to the… Read More
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Categories: Uncategorized

Out of Court Divorce - What are my options?

There are three main types of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), which can help keep your case out of court. Are you unsure about how to start the conversation or reach agreement when you are unable to talk?  Would you prefer to make decisions fo… Read More
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5 Money Saving Ideas to L…

5 Money Saving Ideas to Lower Legal Fees

In many cases, attorneys charge fees on an hourly basis and work on a retainer. A retainer is a fee paid in advance in order to secure legal representation. While the overall costs of going to court may be unknown, the good news is there are steps y… Read More
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12 Month Separation for D…

12 Month Separation for Divorce: The Wait May Be Over!

One of the most frequently asked questions that we hear is  How long must I be separated before I can get divorced? People are often discouraged when they hear the answer. In Maryland, in most cases, you need a 12 month separation before you can o… Read More
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Five Fun Spring Break Activities for Kids

While there may still be snow on the ground, Spring Break 2015 is fast approaching. If you can’t get away, but still want to enjoy some quality time with your children, here’s a list of five fun spring break activities in and around Ho… Read More
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Collaborative: a holistic approach to Conscious Uncoupling

It is often said that within a single separation there are really three unique separations that must be addressed: (1) legal separation, (2) emotional separation, and (3) financial separation. On Tuesday, Hollywood starlet Gwyneth Paltrow and her hus… Read More
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Who gets dog custody in divorce?

“Dogs are the leaders of the planet. If you see two life forms, one of them’s making a poop, the other one’s carrying it for him, who would you assume is in charge.”― Jerry Seinfeld  Dogs may be the leaders of the planet, but not w… Read More
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When should I contact a divorce lawyer?

If you are wondering when should I contact a divorce lawyer, the right time may be now.  An experienced family law attorney will gather detailed information about you and the needs of your family during a confidential office consultation. With your… Read More
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Categories: Divorce, Family Law

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