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Six Steps to Child Custody in Maryland

Ending a relationship with a spouse or partner is hard enough. Where you have a child in common, divorce or separation can take on another level of emotional strain and complexity. Where childless couples can make a clean break, parents must find way… Read More
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Should I Tell My Divorce…

Should I Tell My Divorce Lawyer Everything? (And What Happens if You Don’t)

When you are sitting across the table at a divorce lawyer’s office, you may want to be selective about what you say and plead your best case. Keeping secrets from your attorney can come back to haunt you. Find out why you should tell your divorce l… Read More
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Categories: Custody, Divorce
How Do COVID-19 Stay-At-H…

How Do COVID-19 Stay-At-Home Orders Impact Custody?

Whether you typically exchange custody every weekend, or your kids travel to their other parent’s for the summer, Coronavirus shut-downs are probably affecting your plans. Do you still need to send your children to their other parent for visitation… Read More
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Categories: Custody, Mediation
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Divorce and Moving Out - What is Abandonment?

Divorces often don’t happen all at once. The build up to a divorce can be full of tension, fighting, and in some cases physical danger. You may be tempted to walk out and end the strain, but doing so could affect your Maryland divorce case. Before… Read More
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Categories: Custody, Divorce
New Maryland Parenting Pl…

New Maryland Parenting Plan Forms

In child custody matters, it is often best if parents who are separated or in the process of separating are able to work together amicably to discuss and decide on a plan as to the parenting of their children. As a parent, you have known your childre… Read More
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Categories: Custody, Divorce, Family Law
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Planning for Co-Parenting Success

The start of the new school year is a great time to reassess and plan your co-parenting for the year as well. Having a plan, showing each other respect and having the success of your child be the focus will help to ensure that your child, and your co… Read More
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What Questions to Ask the Best Maryland Divorce Attorneys about Children in Divorce

When a marriage breaks down, it is all too easy for parents to make the divorce all about their own needs. No matter the age, children are significantly affected when the family unit splits. Here are some questions to ask the best Maryland divorce at… Read More
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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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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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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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