Category Archives: Custody and Visitation

Social Security Payments as Child Support

During most divorces involving children, one parent is required to pay the other parent child support. Unfortunately, some parents paying child support die before their child support obligation ends. In those situations, the child may be entitled to the paying … Continue reading

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Maryland Child Support Collection

Today is December 21, 2012, the date the Mayans prophesized the world would end.  If the Mayans were right, you can disregard the rest of this post.  If the world keeps spinning tomorrow, thousands of parents in Maryland are still … Continue reading

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Social Media Becoming a Leading Cause of Divorce

The Information Age has ushered in a wave of useful tools for modern living.  Social media outlets like Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, and others are now ubiquitous fixtures in the daily lives of most Americans.  With this explosion of social media, … Continue reading

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Can a Child Choose Who Gets Custody?

The short answer is no, but it would be unwise to dismiss the idea entirely.  In recent years, courts in Maryland have increasingly become more willing to hear testimony from children in order to make the determination of which parent … Continue reading

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What Should I Bring to a Maryland Divorce Consultation?

Divorce is sure to be a stressful and emotional time for any person.  It is during this period of stress and emotion that a divorcing party must pick an attorney to represent their interests.  Although Maryland is following the national … Continue reading

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Maryland Third-Party Custody and Visitation

In Maryland and other states across the country, it is common for custody and visitation laws to be written under the strong presumption that the biological parents of a child have the strongest claim to custody of that child.  In … Continue reading

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“Divorce Coaches” Becoming More Popular

Any Maryland divorce attorney will tell you that divorces are, on average, far more complicated now than they were in previous decades.  Much of this complexity can be attributed to overall shifts in societal norms as well as the ever-changing … Continue reading

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Evidence from Facebook Becoming Common in Court

State and federal courts across the country continue to allow the admission of evidence garnered from litigants’ Facebook accounts.  The social media site is designed to be a platform on which its users can share and express their viewpoints, affiliations, … Continue reading

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Back-to-School Tips for Divorced and Separated Parents

The beginning of the school year is a chaotic time for parents and children alike.  The chaos can be compounded by the fresh introduction of a divorce or a separation of the child’s parents.  Where custody is shared among two … Continue reading

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