Family Law

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 »

Filing Protective Orders

If you’re seeking a protective order in Montgomery or Prince Georges County, we can help. The Law Offices of David Bach Esq. are experienced representing clients in Maryland at protective order hearings. Maryland grants these orders to protect one parties’ safety, and we can help get the protection you need. Emergency Protective Orders If you more »

Considering Divorce

What to Expect when Considering Divorce Clients considering divorce in northern Maryland often turn to our Rockville office for legal counsel. Most our clients have no idea what to expect in the divorce process. While it may seem overwhelming, it doesn’t have to be. The Law Offices of David Bach, Esq. can assist you every more »

What is a “Separation Agreement”?

Separation Agreement

We are often contacted by people who initially want to know how to separate from their spouse or have already separated and want to know what the next step is. Two important issues must be evaluated in either situation. Quite frequently parties sign a document known as a “separation agreement” which documents the actual date more »

Things You Can Do to Prepare Your Case

Divorce Papers

Before Separation or Confrontation You must review a variety of documents with your attorney in order to evaluate your case, prepare yourself in advance of separation, prepare yourself to work toward a settlement, or prepare a suit for divorce. As a result, you must, at a minimum, obtain and retain the following documents in your more »

Mental Health Issues in Divorce

Mental Health Issues

Mental health issues may lead to divorce, or result from or be exacerbated by, separation and divorce. As with the other personal challenges described above, in order to work effectively with an attorney, manage one’s life, care for children, and prepare for settlement or trial, a person must be in the best mental health condition more »

Anger Management

Angry Man

A parent with anger management issues should seek competent evaluation and/or treatment immediately if friends, family, co-workers, or they themselves believe an anger management problem might exist. Anger management must be addressed and brought under control in custody/visitation cases. Anger control may develop or become worse as a result of the separation and divorce process. more »