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Communicating With Your Ex About COVID-19 Custody Issues

During a crisis such as the COVID-19 pandemic, family becomes more important than ever, especially for children whose schedules have been disrupted by long-term school closures and the cancellation of other activities. Parents who are divorced or live apart for other reasons know the importance of maintaining healthy communication through difficult situations. Though this situation… Read More »

Who Gets the Stimulus Check When Spouses Are Separated or Divorcing?

Going through a divorce is stressful enough, but the coronavirus pandemic spreading throughout the United States presents additional complications for spouses who have decided to split. In addition to changes that might need to be made regarding custody and visitation arrangements while travel is restricted, negotiations over property division need to address any new economic… Read More »

What Are The Advantages Of Using Mediation During Divorce?

As explained by Cornell Law School, mediation is a type of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) that uses a neutral third party (mediator) to help parties resolve their disputes. Mediation is far more flexible than litigation and arbitration, which are both rather formal, structured processes. The mediation process is not subject to rules of evidence, is… Read More »

What Types Of Alimony Exist Under Maryland Law?

When seeking alimony in the state of Maryland, it’s important to understand the different types of alimony available. Alimony pendente lite is a temporary support that a spouse can seek while divorce is pending. Rehabilitative alimony is alimony that a spouse pays for a short but specific and terminable time, and which ceases when the… Read More »

What Are Grandparents’ Rights To Custody Or Visitation In Maryland?

It is common in this country for children to be raised by grandparents who would like legal custody of their grandchildren. In the event of divorce, grandparents often pursue visitation rights to see their grandchildren regularly. Each state determines grandparents’ rights to custody or visitation differently based on their statutes and case laws. When concerned… Read More »

On What Basis Can You Obtain A Divorce In Maryland?

States vary somewhat on how their grounds for divorce work. Today, all states offer the option of a no-fault grounds divorce, while some states only allow no-fault divorce. In Maryland, couples can file for divorce based on either no-fault or fault grounds. When filing for divorce in Rockville, you can protect your rights and interests… Read More »

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