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Twenty Ways You Can Make the School Year Better for your Child 

For kids, few words are as disheartening as “back to school”. Those three syllables signal the end of summer days and the ushering in of early mornings on the bus, nagging teachers, and homework. Combine the dread of going back to school with the emotional stress of a recent divorce, and you have the perfect […]

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Newly Divorced? Tips to Help Your Child Transition Smoothly Back to School

Few events are as difficult as divorce. Whether your marriage ended abruptly because of infidelity, or over the course of several years because of incompatibility, you need to focus on the future and raising your child to be happy and healthy. Since divorce is emotionally traumatic, it is common for children to have difficulty adjusting […]

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As Much as Things Change…Maintaining Stability for Children after Divorce

For any family, divorce means a period of instability.  For children, returning to a more stable landscape is important after divorce. After the divorce is final, even the best prepared parents find themselves facing personal and professional questions.  Should we stay in the same house, and neighborhood?  Shall we create a fresh start elsewhere?  Should […]

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Time for a Change–How Millennials Approach Marriage

Unlike their parents, Millennials are getting married later and maybe even staying married longer.  Why? Millennials are a demographic group with members generally considered to have been born between 1981 and 1996, with spillover to births in 2000.  The women and men of this cohort have brought significant change to the labor market and economy […]

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Summer is a Great Time to Get a Jump on Back-to-School Planning

As the school year ends, it is a great time to get a jump on good planning for the upcoming school year. While you are ready to stow the backpacks for the summer, now is the time to think about what worked and what may not have worked so well during this school year.  The […]

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New Study finds Texting Helps Ease Transition for Kids of Divorce

Despite the concern about teens and excessive screen time, a new study finds that social media bolsters parent-child relationships after divorce. A study from Kansas State University published in the Journal of Family Issues explored the resiliency of children between ages ten and 18 whose parents were divorced.  The study reflects data from 392 divorced […]

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Considering International Travel During Divorce? Talk to your Attorney First

Part of divorce is reimagining a new life for yourself and your family.  In Maryland, be sure you speak with an experienced divorce lawyer before you start drawing up travel or moving plans. If you are involved in divorce, or thinking about it, your children are a part of those plans.  When children are grown […]

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Impact of Divorce: New Study Looks at Parental Factors that Influence Academic Success of Children

A new study takes a close look at the impact parents have on the educational development of their children—and the results speak to the time spent by parents with their children, especially moms. A study published by the National Bureau of Economic Research sought to capture the effect of the loss of a parent, through […]

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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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