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Understanding how the Maryland ‘Red Flag’ Law Could Help Victims of Domestic Violence

A new law may help deter domestic gun violence in Maryland. On October 1, 2018, Maryland’s “Red Flag” law went into effect. By late November, more than 170 complaints had been filed. The law allows law enforcement to seize weapons from individuals considered at risk for committing gun violence. The Extreme Risk Protective Order (ERPO) […]

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The Importance of Proving You Can Co-Parent in Maryland Custody Cases

If you are considering divorce and child custody is going to be an issue, there is no shortage of websites on how to “win” your custody case. But, is “winning” the point? We often refer to litigated child custody matters as “custody battles,” and oftentimes they are just that. One or both sides engage in […]

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What is “Parental Alienation” and Why it is Important to Avoid

Divorce is never easy, but when either or both parents campaign against each other using children, no one wins. Parental alienation is the systematic effort of a parent to alter the feelings and behavior of a child with regard to their relationship with their other parent.  Parental alienation takes many forms and is a favorite […]

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Baltimore Divorce Attorney Awarded Rising Star Super Lawyer Rating

Allyson B. Goldscher recognized for excellence in Family Law for seventh consecutive year The distinguished national attorney rating service Super Lawyers has recognized Allyson B. Goldscher as a Rising Star in Family Law for the seventh consecutive year. The rating is awarded annually to lawyers based on peer input, independent evaluation, and criteria that include […]

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Newly Separated? Tips for Making the Holiday Special for Children

The holidays can be stressful for anyone.  For those who are newly separated, there are steps you can take to minimize the stress, and help your children create happy holiday memories. Focused on divorce matters in Baltimore, our law firm frequently works with families to create workable parenting, holiday, and other types of visitation schedules.  […]

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Tips for Protecting Your Credit Rating During Divorce

A clean credit record is important anytime.  After divorce, a good credit rating can help you secure needed financing for a new home, or improve your background check on a new job.  Learn how to protect your credit score and avoid common pitfalls that can lower your rating and impact the next chapter of your […]

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Live to Work? Some Professions are at Higher (and Lower) Risk for Divorce

Live to Work?  Some Professions are at Higher (and Lower) Risk for Divorce       Crunching data is sometimes a great way to see the bigger picture about an issue or trend.  One researcher who was curious about divorce rates did just that. Nathan Yau is a statistician who works for a company that uses data to […]

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A Calm in the Storm—Making Quality Time with a Meal

Making and enjoying meals with other people is tried-and-true human social behavior.  In good times and not-so-good times, meals bring people together to share a moment and nurture the body. Today, challenges like divorce and busy schedules make quality time even more important—and hard to come by.  The answer for you and your children could […]

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Tax Law Overhaul:  This Could be a Good Year to Get Divorced

According to recent changes in federal tax law, 2018 may be a big year for divorce in the United States. The recent revision of the tax code impacts couples who go through divorce.  Because marriage is a legal contract, it takes the legal action of a divorce to undo a marriage.  Part of that legal […]

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Back to School! Four Top Tips for Successful Co-parenting

From kindergarten to high school, children across the country are heading back to school.  Along with new clothes and school supplies, children need parents with a shared commitment to help them reach their potential throughout the school year.  Take a moment to consider the ways you can make life easier for your child through positive […]

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