Dec Dec 12, 2018

Your Rights as an Active Duty Serviceperson Going Through a Divorce

Getting divorced can cause difficulties for all parties involved. If you are entering into a divorce as a member of the U.S. military (active or retired), you will likely face additional challenges and considerations. You may be stationed overseas when you are served with divorce papers, or may be in the process of moving to [...]

Nov Nov 28, 2018

Parenting Plans and the Holidays

The holiday season is upon us. For many, this means more time spent with family and friends. When you are divorced, however, and you co-parent your children, the holidays can add more stress than seems fair. When you create a Parenting Plan, your holiday schedule is planned in that document. Perhaps your child will alternate [...]

Oct Oct 24, 2018

Can My Spouse and I Use the Same Attorney to Save Time and Money?

The divorce process can be expensive. Many couples may be searching for ways to save money, especially if they generally agree on the terms of the split. If you and your spouse are one of those couples, you might be wondering if it is a practical idea to use the same divorce attorney. The short [...]

Oct Oct 10, 2018

Maryland’s “Red Flag” Law and Extreme Risk Protective Orders

A new law addressing gun safety went into effect on October 1, 2018 in Maryland. This law, which allows concerned parties to file for extreme risk protective orders (ERPOs), is also known as a “red flag” gun law. The law will temporarily prohibit a person's access to guns when a judge determines he or she [...]

Sep Sep 26, 2018

Co-Parenting and Parental Relocation

After a divorce when children are involved, the issue of parental relocation can be quite complex. Sometimes it may seem like a difficult puzzle to solve, but, there is good news: it is possible to put together a parenting plan, or modify an existing one, that can allow one parent to relocate but still meet [...]

Sep Sep 13, 2018

Maryland Passes Mutual Consent Divorce Bill for Couples with Children

The state of Maryland recently passed legislation that allows married couples with children to divorce with the mutual consent of both parties. Before 2015, to receive a no-fault divorce here in Maryland, every couple had to prove that they had lived in separate residences for 12 continuous months, with no sexual relations. “No-fault” means that [...]

Aug Aug 22, 2018

I Paid for My Fiancé’s Schooling, and He Dumped Me. Can I Get My Money Back?

A lot of couples live together before they get married. Some of them will share bank accounts, or take out loans with both of their names on them. In some cases, one person may financially support the other while he or she goes through school or a career change. But what rights do you have [...]

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 [...]

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