Family Law

Family Law

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Time Line of Separation to Divorce – a comprehensive schedule of events from beginning to end Grounds For Divorce – are you unsure whether or not you have a sufficient case Things You Can Do To Prepare Your Case – our clients have found this most helpful Anger Management / Alcohol or Drug Abuse – more »

Child Custody

Resolving custody and visitation is the single most important issue by a judge after trial. The overriding concern of the parents must be, and by a judge will be, what is in the child(ren)’s best interests. A parent must never evaluate their case by what is in their own best interests. Any attempt to do more »

Child Support

Separation Agreement

Child support for parents whose joint annual incomes (including income from nearly all sources for each of them) are less than $120,000 per year, is determined by a chart set out in a Maryland statute which can be found at Annotated Code of Maryland, Family Law Section 12-204. Software is available online which incorporates the more »

Alimony

There are 2 times during a litigated case when alimony is at issue (just like child support described below) so long as a ground for divorce exists. There is temporary a/k/a pendente lite (pron. “pen-den-tay lee-tay”) alimony which is often granted relatively soon after a complaint for divorce is filed with the court and served more »

Division of Marital Property

Division of Property

The process to determine how to divide marital assets between parties can be, and often is, quite complex. It is not possible in this article to describe with particularity how various assets may be divided between parties in a divorce. However, there are some key points to bear in mind. It is common during settlement, more »

Talking To Your Kids About Divorce

When a couple decides that it’s time to divorce, one of the hardest things to do is sit down with their children and tell them the news. While divorce is painful for the parents involved, learning that both parents are no longer living together can be extremely difficult for children to take too.

Tips For A Stress-Free Visitation Exchange

After a recent divorce, it can be hard to adjust to having to coordinate child visitation with an ex-spouse. While some divorced couples remain amicable and friendly, others want to have as little as possible to do with one another. However, with our tips below, you can know exactly how to breeze through your visitation more »

Visitation

Visitation a/k/a Access Access is determined by a judge when custody is ordered. As in custody litigation there are pendente lite and merits access orders entered by the court. There are common access arrangements. However, the parents must consider, and a judge will consider, what access schedule is in a particular child’s best interests. Parents more »

Don’t Let Facebook Ruin Your Divorce Proceedings

Some clients are glued to social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter. What many don’t know is that their postings can be potentially disastrous to their divorce proceedings. Don’t damage your day in divorce court. Read on to learn how to be smart about social media during your divorce. Going through a divorce can be more »

Types of Child Custody in Maryland

In our experience helping Maryland families navigate divorce, determining child custody can be the hardest part for parents. Making arrangements regarding when parents can see their children is difficult. And agreeing on a plan about how decisions for the children will be made can be just as taxing. In Maryland, two types of custody must more »