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Family Law

Lawyers at Huesman, Jones and Miles share a blog on various legal matters including family law.

How Divorce Affects Adult Children

When a couple decides to end their marriage, the first thought is often about the effect of divorce on small children, but the growing trend of baby boomers divorcing late in life is shifting the focus to their adult children. Known as gray divorce, people calling it quits in their 50s and 60s usually have […]

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Understanding De Facto Parental Rights

Families in the United States are unique and diverse. Between blended families, same-sex couples, and single-parent households, the typical family is not quite so typical anymore. In July 2016, the Maryland Court of Appeals recognized individuals who, though they may not be biological or adoptive, still have the same rights and responsibilities as caregivers. De […]

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Realistic Expectations for Families Post-Divorce

According to recent estimates, between 42 to 46 percent of marriages end in divorce. That leaves many parents left to navigate the confusing and often tense journey of co-parenting. With couples like Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin consciously uncoupling and incorporating each other’s new partners into the family, other couples may wonder if such peaceful […]

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Who Gains the Timeshare in a Divorce?

Divorce negotiations can become heated during property settlement decisions. Family homes, vacations homes, cars, boats, and other tangible property must be divided among the couple, causing emotions to run high. One of the more recent issues is who will gain the timeshare that was purchased during the marriage. Many young couples agree to invest in […]

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Non-Parental Custody

Non-parental custody, sometimes also referred to as third-party custody, refers to granting custody of a minor child to someone other than the parents of the child. It is usually given only in extreme cases when the child’s biological parents have either passed away, have been deemed unfit to parent, or have fostered a parental relationship […]

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Life as a Single, Divorced Mother

Close to 50 percent of marriages in this country lead to divorce, and there are more single mothers with children than ever before. Even though this is a common life situation, society may still have some catching up to do. Single, divorced mothers can find it hard to juggle their children, school, work, finances, and […]

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Social Media Impacts Divorce and Custody Cases

Most people keep their cell phones within reaching distance, and post on social media without thinking too carefully. It can be a very risky habit; sharing pictures, personal information, and other details is often done without considering possible aftereffects. As the popularity of Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, and other platforms grow, a new field opened […]

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Past Due Child Support and Inheritances

Although child support payment orders are determined during divorce proceedings, later circumstances can affect how they are carried out. The parents’ obligations are normally based on their income, assets, the amount of time spent with the children, and how many children are involved. Other factors taken into consideration include the children’s medical expenses and health […]

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