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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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A Summer of Ups and Downs: Tips for Co-Parenting as Stay Home Orders Lift

With the easing of economic restraints in light of the COVID pandemic, parents can breathe a sigh of relief.  Or can they?  Besides the mask they may need to wear and provide for their child, the unstable road ahead promises more openings—and closings—to respond to this public health crises.  Creativity …

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Tips for Toning Down Conflict during Divorce

How do you keep conflict from making divorce more difficult? The divorce process is different for everyone.  While it takes two people to marry, it only takes one to create a really difficult situation during divorce.  We work routinely with individuals and couples moving through the dissolution of their marriage.  …

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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, …

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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 …

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