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Developing News: Custody Challenges due to COVID-19

Infectious disease and parenting concerns have taken center stage as the COVID-19 pandemic settles in around the world.  In the United States, anxiety over the virus is causing a myriad of problems between parents, partners, and children. The global pandemic caused by SARS-CoV-2 is reshuffling the economy, revising lifetime dreams, and ending life altogether.  As […]

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Uncharted Territory: Co-Parenting and COVID-19

As a pandemic charges across the United States, confusion and fear fuel conversation about co-parenting and how best to keep families safe. At this writing, Maryland has 1,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19.  Those numbers will rise.  With a succession of closures in recent weeks, children and parents are at home wondering what to do and […]

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Property Division: What you Need, What you Want, and How to Tell the Difference

Divorce is nothing if not an emotional tangle.  When it comes to property, know what you need and think twice about what you want. Despite the emotional upheaval of divorce, there are a few specific things that must be accomplished so that you can obtain your divorce decree.  Those tasks are: Make decisions about the […]

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Myth or not?  January is the Biggest Divorce Month of the Year

January has a reputation for new beginnings.  In recent years, it has also been associated with a particular type of ending—divorce.  Is it true that “January” is the peak divorce month in the United States? A recent article in The New York Times takes a look at whether January really stacks up to be the […]

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Two Homes – How to Help Your Children Adapt to Living in Two Places

After the parenting time plan is drawn up, how can you help your child adapt to living in two homes? At a minimum, divorce actions are jarring for anyone involved.  Divorce can be a conflicting, confusing time of life for any family.  While the action is focused on communications between the parents, children watch and […]

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“Why Don’t You Understand!?” Important Tips for Effective Communication During and After Divorce

Nobody gets married intending to get divorced.  But it happens.  The shock, surprise, disappointment, and frustration at the end of a marriage are a perfect setup for a communication breakdown.  What can you do? As a marriage ends, it is not often that either partner is having their best moment.  There could be blame, anger, […]

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Baltimore Divorce Attorney Awarded 2020 Super Lawyer Rating

Allyson B. Goldscher has been named a “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers for the seventh year in a row. Every year, the national attorney rating service Super Lawyers determines the best attorneys in the country by conducting rigorous evaluations in over 70 different practice areas. To create their lists of top lawyers, a variety of […]

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Understand these Points before Choosing a Divorce Attorney

If you are thinking of divorce, or already planning on it, you have options before you and decisions to make.  One of those first important decisions is about getting good legal guidance.  After that decision is made, you can relax knowing you have important legal support for the days ahead.  So how do you choose […]

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Does Divorce Impact Your Career?

Divorce turns your personal and professional life upside-down.  What kind of impact can you expect on your career? Divorce almost always has a disruptive influence on your professional life.   During and after divorce, moms and dads around the world watch as their lives change in ways they did not expect.  If you do not have […]

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Money Matters—The Impact of Financial Infidelity on Marital Stability

Love is priceless, but money goes a long way to keeping a marriage stable.  For relationships on rocky footing, financial betrayal can mean the difference between divorce and giving it another try. Everyone knows infidelity often puts couples on the fast-track to divorce.  But what is financial infidelity? As the name implies, financial infidelity occurs […]

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