Joint Legal Custody Versus Sole Legal Custody

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When planning for divorce, most parents are interested in having custody of their children to some degree. When discussing the topic with a Maryland family attorney, some legal terms may come up that are unfamiliar. Your lawyer will take the time to explain these terms to you and how they will affect your everyday relationship… Read More

Understanding Retroactive Child Support

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When child custody arrangements change, it is sometimes necessary for one parent to pay child support to the other. This change frequently occurs when couples become separated or divorced. There is a formula calculation made through the Maryland legal system as to how much one parent pays the other for support. The exact amount varies… Read More

How to Quicken Your Maryland Divorce Process

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People handle divorce in different ways. While some may sit idly by and let it happen, others prefer to dissect every step to ensure that their rights and preferences are met. Seeking fairness and equity can sometimes make the divorce process more long and drawn-out, but it can also be a necessary part of the… Read More

Establishing School Year Guidelines Eases the Stress of Divorce on Children

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With school back in session, this can become a very stressful time of year for children whose parents have recently separated or divorced. Several unexpected factors may come into play. Parents can ease the stress during this transitional time for their children by keeping the lines of communication open and working together to establish a… Read More

New Maryland Rule Protects Private Information in Civil Lawsuits

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A new rule in Maryland law, 1-332.1, makes it harder for sensitive personal information to find its way into court documents and onto the Internet. This is good news for those concerned about invasion of privacy and the possibility of identity theft. A new judiciary rule that went into effect last month helps protect anyone… Read More

How Can Divorce and Separation Affect Your Credit Report?

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Separation and divorce can be financially stressful. It’s challenging to go from a two-income household to a single-income household, especially when the amount of expenses either stays the same or increases because there are fewer resources and both parties are trying to manage housing and living expenses separately. Credit It can be difficult to find… Read More

Grandparents and Visitation Rights in Maryland

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When people get divorced, it usually affects more family members than simply the husband and wife. For couples with children, it affects where the kids live and when they get to see their extended family members. This can put a strain on some family relationships. Some states have specific visitation rights for grandparents so that… Read More

Deciphering Child Support For College Tuition

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For Maryland students who want to pursue a college degree, the idea that their parents will automatically pay for it isn’t always on target. For kids whose parents are divorced, the idea that child support will continue throughout their college years by a family law court order is a hopeful rumor that never came to… Read More

Is There a Difference Between An Annulment and A Divorce?

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When a Silver Spring marriage ends after a short period of time, some couples may question whether they should petition the Maryland court for an annulment or whether they should file for a divorce. Which one is correct is often a question for a Silver Spring lawyer. Depending on the circumstances, marriage for less than… Read More

Social Media Accounts and Your Family Law Case

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As the use of social media websites continues to grow, it sometimes becomes a factor in marital relationships. It can also become a factor in divorce, child support and child custody lawsuits. You might wonder if what you post on your social media accounts could impact your legal case down the road. Yes, it’s quite… Read More