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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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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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.  …

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