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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 [...]

Dec Dec 25, 2014

Avoiding Child Custody and Other Divorce Problems Over Holidays

Being divorced on Christmas can present new challenges. Indeed, many newly divorced Maryland residents find the holidays one of the most difficult times of the year from an emotional standpoint, and the intensity of those emotions may take them by surprise. However, there are a few things individuals can do to keep the spirits high [...]

Oct Oct 1, 2014

Producer Randy Jackson and Wife to Divorce

Randy Jackson, the "American Idol" judge, will soon be entering into the divorce process. His soon-to-be ex-wife, Erika Jackson, filed for divorce on Friday in Los Angeles. She is asking for joint legal custody and full physical custody of their son, Jordon, who is currently 17 years of age. The couple also has a daughter [...]

Sep Sep 18, 2014

Fathers in Maryland Can Fight for Their Custody Rights

People often feel like fathers are in a tough position when it comes to getting child custody rights, and this can be true. Much of the time, mothers are given custody of children, rather than fathers. However, as one young father has pointed out, it is possible for fathers to step up and fight for [...]

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