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What Happens When Your Child Comes Back from Visitation with a Bad Experience?

Divorce is difficult enough as it is, but child custody is often one of the most challenging aspects. Perhaps there’s nothing harder than welcoming your child back into your home only to hear that they had a bad experience during visitation with the other parent. How should you handle this …

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What is a Financial Statement and Why do I Need to Complete it?

Did you just learn that you’ll need to submit a financial statement before getting divorced in Maryland? Your financial statement gives important information to the court that you should know about first. Be prepared to complete it properly and understand how it can impact your situation. There are two main …

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How to Create a Parenting Plan for the 2021 School Year: 4 Things to Consider

School is almost back in session and that means cooperating with the other parent over school-related tasks. 2020 was a year like no other, but most schools are returning to education as usual this fall, so it’s time to revisit past parenting plans and to determine who is in charge …

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Vacationing with Your Children

Tips for Separated Parents & Vacation Time in Maryland If you have vacation time planned this summer and you’re ready to travel, make sure you consider these essential things. Summer plans with your children When taking a trip with your children, you must follow your court order. Your custody order …

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Are You Required to Pay Child Support after Your Child Turns 18?

As children near adulthood, it is important to understand when a child support commitment is at an end. The details of divorce include calculations and orders concerning the payment of child support for minor children. Because of the importance placed on financial and other contributions made by both parents, the …

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When Circumstances Change: Modifying Financial Support in Maryland

Child support and spousal support arrangements made at the time of divorce are subject to change during the years that the agreement is in effect. During the pandemic, many people and families have experienced dramatic changes in circumstances.  Lives and jobs were lost, work became scarce and economic recovery will …

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How Will COVID-19 Delays Affect your Divorce?

The impact of COVID-19 on the Maryland Court system could delay or alter the progress of your divorce proceeding. Across the country and in Maryland, many courts and government offices shut down as the COVID-19 pandemic took hold.  Since then, many states, like Maryland, have applied a phased approach to …

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What is Marital and Non-Marital Property During Divorce?

Some basic knowledge of property division can help you and your partner part ways—and stuff—more easily and appropriately during divorce. Along with child custody and parenting plans, division of martial property can become a high conflict topic during divorce.  Working with a knowledgeable divorce attorney is important in order to …

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Not Married with Children—What about Child Custody?

If you have a child with your partner—what rights do you have to custody? Parenting trends continue to shift in the US. Research shows a continuing decline in the number of couples getting married and an increase in the number of children being raised by parents who are not married.  …

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What is the Difference between Physical Custody and Legal Custody?

Discussing custody issues regarding children is imperative prior to divorce.  Parents in Maryland, and elsewhere, are concerned about the wellbeing of their children, and the health of their relationship with them after divorce.  Custodial decisions create the groundwork for life with children after divorce.  The two primary types of custody …

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