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Feb Feb 7, 2018

5 Tips to Reach a Child Custody Agreement Together

You love your child more than anything; all that you want is to make sure that he or she is cared for, and has his or her best interests taken care of by both you and your spouse. However, the two of you do not agree on how the custody arrangements should go, and it [...]

Jan Jan 12, 2017

Child Custody Decisions in Maryland Military Divorce

Deciding child custody can be challenging enough, but when one of the parents is on active duty in the military it can add another layer of difficulty to this emotional dispute. Parents should not have to choose between their duty to serve their country and their desire to participate in the upbringing of their child, [...]

Jul Jul 26, 2016

Establishing Paternity in Maryland for a Child Born Out of Wedlock

A child born to a non-married couple is entitled to support from both parents. Establishing paternity in Maryland for a child born out of wedlock is an important step to ensure that your child spends time with both of his or her parents, and that both parents contribute financially to the child’s upbringing. Benefits of [...]

May May 24, 2016

Do Not Make These Mistakes in a Custody Dispute

When a couple who has children decides to end their marriage, they must come to an agreement regarding custody of their children; namely, who will be the primary residential parent (with whom the children will live during the majority of the time) and an access schedule for the non-custodial parent. In cases where both parents [...]

Jan Jan 26, 2016

Maryland Parenting Plans: the Challenges and Opportunities of Co-Parenting

When a couple who has children divorces, their actions will have a deep and lasting impact on the child. So often, couples get so caught up in the conflict, and the gut-wrenching pain of ending a marriage and dividing households, that they can lose sight of the impact that the divorce is having on their [...]

Aug Aug 31, 2015

What You Should Know about Divorce Decree Modifications

  Whether your divorce was finalized with an agreement or by a court order, you have options after you sign. Divorce modification is more common than most people realize, and can be a relatively painless process with the help of an experienced attorney. You may wish to modify your divorce for any number of reasons; [...]

Jun Jun 13, 2015

Substance Abuse Adds Complications to Divorce and Custody Issues

An obituary for a young man named Clay William Shephard went viral a couple of weeks ago; in it, his parents explain that they wish to reach anyone who has a substance abuse problem while there is still time for them to do something about it. According to one news source, thousands of people have [...]

May May 26, 2015

Why We Should Care about Sophia Vergara’s and Nick Loeb’s Embryos

Many people have disregarded the news stories about actress Sophia Vergara and her now ex-fiancé Nick Loeb, whose fight over frozen, implanted embryos has been making headlines. But the issue is actually quite important, especially if you and your spouse are thinking about undergoing, or currently undergoing, the in vitro process. The whole sad story [...]

Apr Apr 16, 2015

For Active Duty Military, Child Custody Can Be a Nightmare

Divorce is never easy, but for the members of our armed services it can be particularly complex.  Military family law cases are handled in civilian courts, but present complicating factors including deployments, military pensions, and child custody. Active service members face unique challenges with child custody cases. The service requirements of active duty members of [...]

Feb Feb 20, 2015

Woman Loses Child Custody, Retains Rights to Embryos

Can a parent argue for custody of an unborn, un-implanted embryo? In a case that treads the line between property division and child custody, a Maryland woman has been awarded custody of nine frozen embryos she created during her marriage to her now ex-husband. The case demonstrates the evolution of child custody and divorce law [...]

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