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Who Gets to Keep the Enga…

Who Gets to Keep the Engagement Ring?

There are a variety of answers depending on the specific circumstances behind the ring. At the Law Office of Shelly M. Ingram, our attorneys and mediators have a goal to listen to you and help you to understand the various options. What Makes a Gift… 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 to Get a Divorce in M…

How to Get a Divorce in Maryland Without a Lawyer

These days, many Maryland residents are trying to find ways to do more with less. That includes taking on projects they would normally have left to a professional. When the project at hand is ending your marriage, you may be able to get a divorce in… Read More
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Categories: Divorce, Mutual Consent
Family Law: What Options…

Family Law: What Options are Available During the Covid-19 Shutdown?

If you had been considering a divorce or are currently co-parenting under a visitation agreement or child custody order, the announcements about COVID-19 shutdowns may leave you wondering what to do now. Can anything be done? Here are some practical… Read More
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Does It Matter Who Files…

Does It Matter Who Files for Divorce First?

If you are considering filing for divorce in Maryland, you may be uncertain when balancing the emotional considerations of your spouse and children, as well as your own desire to protect your legal rights as a parent and your financial rights as a sp… Read More
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Categories: Divorce
Divorce and Moving Out -…

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
How Does Adultery Affect…

How Does Adultery Affect Maryland Divorce?

Separation and divorce matters can be affected by adultery in many ways. Adultery is hurtful to a spouse that has been cheated on and may cause a lack of trust, a breakdown in communication, and resentments that can be hard to overcome. Frequently, a… Read More
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Categories: Divorce
Responding to Discovery:…

Responding to Discovery: How to Save Time and Money

Discovery requests can feel daunting and overwhelming; you may not have any idea where to begin. Take a few minutes to read through our previous discovery post to familiarize yourself with what exactly discovery is in a Maryland case. Here are some t… Read More
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Categories: Divorce
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How Long After Divorce Can You Remarry in Maryland?

Sometimes your divorce happens as soon as your marriage is over. In other cases, you and your former spouse stay technically married, even while you live separate lives. Find out how a long separation can make your divorce more complicated, and how l… Read More
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