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Technology to Co-Parent: Computer with Calendar - Law Office of Shelly Ingram

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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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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Conover v. Conover case - Law Office of Shelly Ingram

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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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 whe… Read More
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