Jul Jul 25, 2018

Can DNA Paternity Testing Be Done Without the Father’s Approval?

Paternity testing is an issue that is naturally fraught with a lot of emotion. Proof of paternity answers an important question, which will have legal ramifications and a significant impact on the child's life. However, getting the suspected father to submit to a DNA test can be difficult in some cases, and you might wonder [...]

Jul Jul 11, 2018

5 Tips for Moving Beyond Post-Divorce Depression

Going through a divorce, especially if you are not the one who initiated it, is right up there in the Top Two most stressful life events. According to the Holmes-Rahe Stress Inventory, the only thing more stressful than divorce is the death of your spouse. Dealing with a stressful event such as divorce, and the [...]

Jun Jun 27, 2018

Top Six Reasons Couples Divorce

We all know that no one goes into a marriage thinking or intending to get divorced one day. People enter into a marriage with the best of intentions—til death do you part, or at the very least, a long happy marriage. Most people understand that a strong marriage takes work. But if you have given [...]

Jun Jun 22, 2018

Polly Peters (formerly of Peters & Clark, P.A.), along with two other Annapolis attorneys, will be traveling to the South Texas Family Residential Center in Dilley, TX to lend support to the on-site attorney who is currently processing asylum applications. “They have like 2,500 people at this prison and they have one full-time attorney there,” [...]

Jun Jun 13, 2018

Five Unexpected Divorce Expenses

Adjusting to life during and after a divorce can take some time. In addition to emotional changes, financial changes can take some getting used to as well. Changing your lifestyle to fit your budget, or supporting yourself with only one income are typically expected financial expenses that come with a marriage split. However, there are [...]

May May 30, 2018

Spotting Hidden Assets During a Maryland Divorce

When your marriage is ending, whether it's been 12 years or 12 months, in Maryland you have the right to an equitable division of assets that allows you to move forward with your life. In a perfect world, every couple would be able to divorce without any contention or disagreement during the process. However, we [...]

May May 16, 2018

Division of Property or “Child” Custody – Who Keeps the Dog in a Divorce?

Our pets light up our lives with faithful companionship and unconditional love. We consider them members of the family. Some of us think of our furry friends like children. If your pet is important to you and your family, and you are thinking about divorce, you should keep the future of your pet in mind [...]

May May 2, 2018

Why Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Will Not Have a Prenup

In what many are calling “the wedding of the year,” Prince Harry of Wales and American actress Meghan Markle are set to get married in May of 2018. With the amount of wealth spread between the two, one might imagine there is an iron-clad prenuptial agreement in place. However, major news outlets (and gossip sites, [...]

Apr Apr 4, 2018

Why Business Valuation in Divorce Is a Key Component of Your Financial Security

When spouses divorce, it is critical that your spouse’s business interests be identified and fully valued for several reasons. You have a right to the equitable share of the marital assets, which may include a share in a business. The value of a business is a good indicator of how much income your spouse earns. [...]

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