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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
Need Representation for Maryland Divorce

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
Maryland Discovery in Divorce

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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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: Divorce, Mutual Consent

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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