Insightful Articles

Look through our articles section for insights into the legal process, dispute resolution options, developments in family law, and practical guidance about preparing for divorce or a family law dispute.

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What is a Court-Ordered Child Custody Evaluation?

Child custody is one of the most contentious issues that can arise during a divorce. Parents have strong opinions on what is best for their children, and often while going through a divorce, those opinions are opposed to one another. Accordingly, it… Read More
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Categories: Child Custody
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Holiday Parenting Time Schedules

Ah, the holidays. Store windows twinkle with lights and glittering displays of gifts. Entire television channels are devoted to movies about finding romance under the gently falling snow. Family and friends gather around tables laden with holiday treats. And divorced or unmarried… Read More
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Categories: Child Custody
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Financial Abuse in Marriage

When you think of an abusive marriage, what is the image that comes to mind? If you are like most people, you imagine one spouse (probably a man) physically harming or threatening the other (probably a woman). Physical violence is certainly a… Read More
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Protecting Your Inheritance During Divorce

Wedding vows often include the words “for richer or poorer,” and married couples often live by the principle that “what’s mine is yours.” Income goes into a joint checking account; spouses have joint credit cards. In fact, for most couples, it would… Read More
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Categories: Divorce
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Tips for Divorcing a Narcissist

The word “narcissist” gets thrown around a lot, especially in divorce. People often describe their spouses as narcissistic if they are acting selfish or self-centered. Certainly, such traits are components of narcissism, but being a narcissist requires much more than selfishness. Clinical… Read More
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Categories: Divorce
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Magistrate Report and Exceptions Hearings

In our last blog post about pendente lite hearings in Maryland, we talked about the process of determining how interim issues, such as child custody, child support, and alimony, are handled by the Maryland courts pending the final resolution of a divorce.… Read More
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Categories: Divorce, Legal Process
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Experts to Hire for Your Divorce Team

When most people think about hiring a professional for their divorce, they think about retaining a lawyer. While most people should be represented by an attorney in their divorce, an attorney may not be the only professional needed to achieve the best… Read More
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Categories: Divorce
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How Much Does a Divorce Cost?

Whether you’re thinking about filing for divorce, or your spouse has already served you with divorce papers, at some point you may wonder: how much does divorce cost? Looking up the average cost of divorce isn’t going to help you much, since… Read More
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Categories: Divorce
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A Guide to Child Custody Mediation

When parents divorce or no longer share a household, child custody issues are among the most difficult to resolve. How much time will the children spend with each parent, and how will that parenting time be scheduled? How will parents continue to… Read More
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Categories: Child Custody
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Pendente Lite Hearings in Maryland

Divorce and custody matters don’t simply have a “before” and “after.” These legal processes take time. Before a divorce or breakup, couples manage their finances and time with their children together. Afterwards, a divorce decree or final child custody determination set the… Read More
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Categories: Divorce