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Family Law

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

Will an Empty Nest Lead to Divorce?

It is not uncommon for parents to get caught up in homework, planning meals, shuttling kids to their activities and before they realize, they have forgotten to spend time together. For many couples, empty nest syndrome and the feeling of loneliness and loss after kids have all grown up and moved away is incredibly painful. […]

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Can My Ex Take My Kids Overseas?

Child custody agreements for divorced parents are often complex and laden with many restrictions. The situation can become very complicated when a parent wishes to take their child out of the country for any period of time. Custodial parents, non-custodial parents, parents with shared custody, and those with partial custody will need to plan ahead […]

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Tips for Family Gatherings Post Divorce

Family gatherings and traditional celebrations are times to enjoy with those we love and treasure the most. For divorced families, these times can become stressful when animosity and negative emotions get in the way. When ex-spouses can work amicably together, family gatherings can be a time to celebrate holidays, birthdays, graduations, special events, and milestones. […]

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Co-Parenting in the Summer

For divorced parents, co-parenting in the summer months can be a challenge. Planning family vacations, special events, and childcare needs during this busy time of year can lead to stress, especially when blended families try to coordinate schedules. Communication is essential to managing parenting plans for the summer months. Start Planning Early Parents who start […]

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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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