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Using Technology to Connect with Your Kids

We often bemoan the fact that our kids won’t lift their heads from their screens long enough to have a conversation with us, but when your kids are across town or across the country, their connection to their devices can work in your favor. Whe… Read More
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Categories: Custody
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Using Technology to Co-Parent Better

There’s no doubt that technology can play a negative role in marriage and divorce, from the availability of internet porn and websites for married individuals looking to stray to social media like Facebook and Twitter, where individuals can con… Read More
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Categories: Custody
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What is Income for Child Support Purposes?

Next to child custody, child support is one of the issues parents worry about most in a divorce. The Maryland Child Support Guidelines calculate child support on an “income shares” model, which focuses on the relative incomes of the child… Read More
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Categories: Child Support
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Talking to Kids About Divorce: 7 Tips

Divorce is never easy, and it’s particularly challenging for parents of young children. In addition to worrying about the legal issues of child custody, parenting time, and child support, there is the very personal consideration of how the chil… Read More
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Categories: Divorce
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Who Gets to Claim the Kids on Their Taxes?

If you filed taxes together with your spouse when you were married, you claimed the kids as dependents without even thinking about it. But now that you are planning to divorce, who gets to claim kids on taxes and take that all-important exemption? Fo… Read More
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How Facebook and Twitter Affect Your Divorce

Social media like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat can not only contribute to the demise of a marriage, they can cause endless trouble in a divorce. If you’re going to be social online, you need to be smart in real life. Social media… Read More
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Categories: Divorce
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Is Joint Custody Right for Your Family?

In Maryland, the law doesn’t presume that joint custody or sole custody is in the best interests of the children. This differs from many states, which start from a position that presumes joint custody is desirable, and requires parties to demon… Read More
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Categories: Custody
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Why You Need Representation for Your Maryland Divorce

Everyone knows that divorce can be expensive. Many people are tempted to reduce that expense by representing themselves in a divorce. In certain circumstances, such as a very short-term marriage in which there are no children and no property to divid… Read More
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Categories: Divorce
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What is Discovery in Maryland Divorce?

You are the world’s foremost expert on what it’s like to be married to your spouse. In particular, you know how your spouse treats you, how they parent, how they spend or save money. In order to get a divorce judgment that reflects those… Read More
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Categories: Divorce
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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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