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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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
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How to Value a Business in a Divorce

Marriage isn’t just a legal relationship: it’s a social, emotional, and financial one. Accordingly, divorce naturally involves those elements as well. Equitable distribution of property deals with the allocation of marital assets in divorce. In Maryland, spouses are to divide marital property… Read More
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Does a Child’s Age or Opinion Matter in Custody Determinations?

Child custody can be one of the most difficult issues to resolve when parents divorce or are in separate households. Custody arrangements will have a profound impact on the life of the family, and especially the life of the child. When we… Read More
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Categories: Child Custody
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Guide to Gray Divorce

According to numerous sources, the divorce rate among couples over 50 has nearly doubled since the 1990s. The phenomenon has become so prevalent, there’s a term for it: gray divorce (or grey divorce). Gray divorce often involves couples who married young and… Read More
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Categories: Divorce
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How to Get Alimony in Your Divorce

One of the biggest worries for many people in divorce is how they will manage financially. In many marriages, one spouse earns significantly more than the other, and the couple’s standard of living depends on that income. In divorce, the spouse who… Read More
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Categories: Support
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How to Tell Your Kids You’re Getting a Divorce

It’s the conversation no parent wants to have, but many parents must: talking to kids about divorce. There is nothing we can do to make this conversation a happy one, but as divorce attorneys who have been practicing for decades, we know… Read More
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Categories: Divorce
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Dealing With a Difficult Spouse During Divorce

Let’s face it: no one is at their best during divorce. At a minimum, everyone going through divorce is going through loss, even if they were the person who decided to end the marriage. Divorce represents the loss of a dream for… Read More
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Categories: Divorce
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How Are Stocks Divided in a Divorce?

Everyone knows that one aspect of a divorce is dividing marital property, known in Maryland as the equitable distribution of property. The fundamental rule is that all property acquired by either spouse during the marriage (with narrow exceptions) is considered “marital property.”… Read More
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