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Defending Parentage in a Complicated Case

Defining the True Meaning of Fatherhood A recent decision in Family Court has safeguarded a father’s role in his child’s life, and preserved the notion that family is as much about love as bloodline. When a single mother sought a “declaration of non-parentage” to remove the non-biological father from her daughter’s life, the father fought […]

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Thrift Savings Plan and Divorce

Going through a divorce can be a gruesome and tireless process, with asset distribution and disbursement being one of the prime contributors. For federal employees, asset distribution can prove to be an even greater challenge as it will impact their Thrift Savings Plan (TSP), a government issued retirement savings program. It is important for federal […]

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Lifestyle Clauses in Prenuptial Agreements

Prenuptial agreements or premarital agreements can be important financial planning tools for couples that are hopeful in establishing the start of a marriage with peace of mind for both spouses. Recently, the American Bar Association Journal reported an increase in prenuptial agreements that stipulate lifestyle standards, rather than financial arrangements. Celebrity lawyers report that they […]

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Joint Custody is Best for Children

Divorce is an inevitable reality for millions of families. Parental separation, no matter how amicable, is a big change and some children adjust easier than others. New research offers insight into what custody agreement offers kids the best outcome after divorce. Swedish researchers found that children benefit mentally and psychologically when custody is shared equally […]

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Marriage and Cohabitation

The issue facing the court in the case, McGeehan v. McGeehan, was whether an agreement between two spouses entered into during marriage could be used to exclude certain property from being considered “marital property” under Maryland law, and thus subject to distribution in divorce. Division of Property The McGeehan couple separated after having been married […]

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Defamation and Divorce

Couples going through divorce often face contentious issues that may lead one, or both, to engage in spiteful behavior. One spouse may feel the desire to spread lies or post false, negative statements about the other online. However, these actions may result in legal consequences which can affect rulings on child custody, division of property, […]

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Protecting Children During Divorce

Coping with divorce can be particularly difficult for children. While many factors such as property distribution and alimony are often stressful for divorcing couples, the contentious situation is perhaps most overwhelming for the children. This is perhaps most apparent in matters regarding custody and visitation. During this trying time, both parents must put forth a […]

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Dating After a Divorce

Divorce is the end of a chapter in your life and it can be hard to move on and heal. If you have made it through to the other side and are thinking of dating again, here are a few things to keep in mind. Learn From Past Mistakes Hopefully going through a divorce has […]

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Timeline for a Divorce in Maryland

Every state has different rules governing divorce. If you live in Maryland and are planning to get a divorce, it may be helpful to familiarize yourself with the process so that you know what to expect. Maryland state law provides for two kinds of divorce, absolute and limited. You should consult an experienced divorce lawyer […]

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