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Mediation Techniques Used in Maryland

Mediation can be a great tool for resolving disputes. It can help keep co-parents out of court, and help divorcing spouses resolve their cases quickly, and without the trouble of trial. Understanding what mediation is, and the different mediation tec… Read More
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Out of Court Divorce - What are my options?

Some families are not well-suited to the conflict and high tension of an adversarial divorce trial. If divorce court sounds expensive, time consuming, and unhealthy, you may want to consider out of court alternatives. Which one is best for you will d… Read More
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Top 10 Tips For Successful Divorce Mediation

Your divorce case has been referred to mediation. Or maybe you and your spouse are hoping to avoid lengthy litigation by mediating first and then filing for a Mutual Consent Divorce. If you want to make the most of your time and energy, here are some… Read More
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Categories: Divorce, Mediation
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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, COVID-19 shut-downs are probably affecting your plans. Do you still need to send your children to their other parent for visitation? C… Read More
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Categories: Custody, Mediation

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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12 Month Separation for Divorce: The Wait May Be Over!

One of the most frequently asked questions that we hear is How long must I be separated before I can get divorced? People are often discouraged when they hear the answer. In Maryland, in most cases, you need a 12 month separation before you can obtai… Read More
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