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Statutory Guidelines of Child Support in Maryland

Child support in Maryland has statutory guidelines. Pay particular attention to day care and health care insurance for children as well as corresponding costs. Judges cannot deviate from the amount of child support. Child support represents financial contributions coming from the non-custodial parent for expenses in raising the child. It includes basics like food, shelter, more »

Common Mistakes of Divorcing Parents – part 2

In our last post about common mistakes that divorcing parents make, we discussed overly smothering your kids and not respecting their ages. Today, we’ll shed light on two more areas where divorcing parents frequently struggle. If you’re considering divorcing your spouse or are in need of assistance with your child custody case, don’t handle it more »

Creating a Parenting Plan

If you’re a parent facing divorce, one of your most pressing concerns is what will happen regarding your children when you split from your spouse. If you’re able to sit down and work with your spouse to create a parenting plan you can both agree on, you’ll have a much easier time getting the custody more »

Family Law

Divorce Mediation Rockville MD Attorney

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 »

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 »

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 »

Child Custody Evaluations

Parental Alienation

Parents who no longer live together often have a hard time deciding on child custody. This is especially true when parents have widely different parenting styles. If parents can’t agree on child custody and visitation, sometimes courts order a child custody evaluation. What is a child custody evaluation? A child custody evaluation is an investigation 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 »