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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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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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Divorce Mediation…What’s in it for you (and your family)?

Couples who can use divorce mediation to work through divorce issues can save time, money, and create more satisfying agreements on the issues at hand. For the right kind of couple, divorce mediation can become the high-road to a happy family and a bright future.  Here are the basics of divorce mediation: A neutral mediator […]

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Divorce as a Lifestyle:  High-Conflict Divorce and Tips to Survive it

Not too many people have anything nice to say about divorce.  While departing spouses are rarely at their best during divorce, they can be forgiven for struggling through the often difficult transition that is divorce.  For victims of high-conflict divorce though, the relatively normal “bad divorce” is merely a walk in the park. Potentially 10 […]

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A Reason for Low-Conflict Divorce:  Brain Research Points to Danger of Childhood Stress

Science has confirmed stress has a negative impact on the physiological development of young children.  If you needed a reason to reduce the level of conflict in your home before, during, or after divorce, a recent study provides a good bottom line. For the last 20 years, scientists at Radboud University in the Netherlands have […]

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Maryland Passes Bill to Allow Parents of Minor Children to Divorce with Mutual-Consent

New legislative action means Maryland couples with children can move more readily through divorce with the mutual consent of both parties. To obtain a divorce in Maryland, all couples formerly had to prove they had lived apart for 12 continuous months, without sexual relations, in order to obtain a no-fault divorce. This “no fault” divorce […]

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 Understanding Spousal Support in Maryland

Financial stability is important to moving through divorce.  Whether you would pay or receive alimony, it is an important factor in many divorces. Alimony, or spousal support, is intended to provide level ground to a spouse who may not yet be able to economically sustain their household in the wake of a divorce.  Alimony is […]

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Teens and Parenting Time—How Does that Work?

Going through divorce is tough on parents.  For children, it is a whole different ballgame. For children with a relatively stable home life, divorce may be the first big ending they ever experience.  While adults are already experienced with the rigors of life, children are not seasoned veterans of conflict, or at least they shouldn’t […]

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Important Points to Consider When Divorcing After 50

Choosing to leave a marriage when you are over 50 can give you a chance at a new start, but it is important to first understand the issues associated with later-life divorce. A lengthy marriage is no guarantee of personal happiness or satisfaction.  Increasingly, couples over 50 are calling it quits.  Current research suggests that […]

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Active on Social Media during Divorce?  It Could be a Thumbs Down

From Twitter to dating apps, social media is a big part of life for a lot of people.  If you are planning on a divorce or already in the process of divorcing, it is critical that you think before you press “send.” For frequent users, social media offers a supportive community, friends, and news of […]

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