Maryland Family Law Blog

A little knowledge can go a long way to protect your assets and family relationships. Planning can save headaches and money, and can provide peace of mind. The articles and tips in this section of the website are intended to help you understand and prepare for some of the more common issues you’ll encounter in a divorce, child custody, or other family law matter.

Please be advised that family cases can be very complex. The information provided here should not be construed as legal advice in your case.

FREE PLANNING SEMINAR - Federal Employees, Divorce & Money

Federal Employees, join us September 6th, 2017 at 7pm for this FREE seminar and learn how to better protect your finances, protect your children, and protect your future. Read More
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Child Custody Determinati…

Child Custody Determinations - The "Best Interests of the Children"

If parties to a custody dispute are unable to agree on a custody and visitation agreement, then the issues will end up before a judge of the Circuit Court for a determination after a hearing on the merits.  In evaluating the evidence, the trial judg… Read More
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What is a PL?

What is a PL?

What is a PL? Divorce is a new and foreign subject to most people. Attorneys are keen to throw around unfamiliar terms like “Pendente Lite,” “Ex Parte,” “QDRO,” and “Guardian Ad Litem.” All of these terms may be important to know, bu… Read More
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Divorce After 50

Divorce After 50

Some experts believe grey divorce is on the rise because many people’s financial situations have stabilized since the recession. No matter the cause of the trend, grey divorce brings a unique dynamic and set of potential complications. Read More
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Can A Bad Vacation Lead t…

Can A Bad Vacation Lead to Divorce?

Can A Bad Vacation Lead To Divorce? Research and statistics on divorce have shown there can be seasonal differences when it comes to spouses deciding to end their marriage.  Most notably, studies have shown a consistent increase in divorce filings … Read More
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Are You Responsible for Student Loan Debt that Your Spouse Brings into the Marriage?

Every potential legal claim has its own specific fact pattern where even a “minor detail” may distinguish it from what appears to be a very similar situation, thereby create a completely different result. It is therefore impossible to provide a u… Read More
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Maryland Property Division: Will Tax Consequences be Taken into Account by the Court if Divided at Trial?

In Maryland property division cases, when being tried to the Family Court, it will be a judge that determines who gets what in terms of rights and responsibilities of the marital estate.  When a divorce action is going to trial, attorneys will gener… Read More
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Burden of Proof & Domestic Violence Final Protective Orders

The Maryland State Senate recently approved a measure that would change the burden of proof required to receive a domestic violence final protective order from “clear and convincing evidence” to “a preponderance of the evidence.”  Should thi… Read More
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No Maternal Preference in Child Custody Determinations

For the first half of the twentieth century there was a presumption in Maryland that if parents with minor children were divorcing it would be the father who had the superior claim to physical custody of the children.  As the father had the primary… Read More
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Is It Marital Property?

If divorcing parties are unable to come to agreement on the distribution of real and personal property it then falls to a court to make these determinations following a trial on the merits where each litigant’s case will have been presented and arg… Read More
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