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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 are residential (physical) and legal […]

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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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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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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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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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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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