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Unhappy With Your Litigated Divorce Matter? Change Course!

 Litigation should be the last, not the first dispute resolution process that clients should use. I came upon the following blog, which I thought was applicable to many cases where the lawyer has steered the client to litigation to the client’s regret.  To many “old school” lawyers, litigation is the first recourse for obtaining a divorce. The author

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Maryland Eliminates Waiting Time for Some Uncontested Divorces; No Separation Required

MARYLAND ELIMINATES WAITING TIME FOR SOME UNCONTESTED DIVORCES; NO SEPARATION REQUIRED   The Maryland General Assembly approved, and the Governor is expected to sign, legislation which would eliminate the waiting period for an uncontested divorce from the current period of one (1) year.  The change will be effective October 1, 2015. There are several important requirements

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It Takes Two to Fight But Only One to Change the Relationship

Written by Betsy Ross, LICSW: Divorcing and divorced parents who work toward improving their relationship, can become free from the past faster and create a more stable, productive and enjoyable home life in which to raise healthier and happier children. Parents who are unable to stop fighting either openly (through yelling, door slamming, name calling,

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Is It Possible to Have a Win-Win Divorce?

Mediation: Can Everybody Win? by William H. Donahue, Jr., Esq., APM In conflicts ranging from military battles to corporate wars to divorce, there’s usually a winner and a loser. In fact, we are conditioned to believe from an early age that when we come into conflict, there must be a victor who defeats another. So

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Child Support and Alternative Calculations for Child Support

In Maryland, when the Circuit Court determines child support, depending on the total combined gross income of both parents, it uses an algebraic formula commonly referred to as “child support guidelines.”  The formula considers the number of children, the income of each parent, and the percentage of time the children are in each parent’s care

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10 Thoughts for Divorcing Parents

Posted on November 24, 2014 by Bill Eddy Pat knew divorce was inevitable. It was a matter of WHEN? After the children are past the age of 5? 8? 10? 14? They had all tried to keep the family together, but they were individually coming apart at the seams…. Divorce is usually painful for everyone involved. But how

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