How to tell the kids you’re getting separated or divorced

If you and your spouse have come to the conclusion that your marriage is no longer sustainable, you’ve probably gone through a lot of soul-searching. If you have kids, you’re probably dreading telling them — but it has to be done. Here are a few tips to help you make...

How summer vacation plans can affect child custody situations

Many Maryland parents are currently navigating divorce. It’s safe to assume that in most of these situations, major life changes have accompanied their decisions to sever marital ties in court. The biggest changes often involve children; it’s not always easy to...

How are assets, property and debt divided in divorce?

When two individuals decide to get married, they vow to share their lives with one another. Barring a prenuptial agreement detailing otherwise, sharing also applies to one’s assets and debts. Additionally, any assets or property acquired during the course of a...

Helpful pieces of advice for divorcing women

Since it has been said that women initiate a majority of divorces in America, it behooves us to provide a post on divorce advice for moms and moms-to-be who are embroiled in disputes involving custody, child support and property division. After all, a majority of...

Getting through the Holidays

If you experienced a separation or divorce this year, the holiday season likely serves as a reminder of your loss, leaving you sad and possibly depressed. In addition to engaging a mental health professional who can help you create some coping skills through this hard...

Facing property division issues in Maryland

Maryland is an equitable distribution state. This means that property division in divorce may not always be equal, but it will be fair as determined by the court. Living in a state where everything will not be divided 50/50 may lead to complicated issues that can...

Everyone Has an Incapacity Estate Plan to Manage Assets

Whether or not you have any documents prepared, you have an incapacity estate plan to manage your assets in place courtesy of the State of Maryland. Unfortunately, the State of Maryland has a substantially expensive and arduous mechanism for allowing others to make...

Everyone Has an Incapacity Estate Plan for Health Care Issues

Whether or not you have any documents prepared, you have an incapacity estate plan for health-care issues in place courtesy of the State of Maryland. The surrogacy laws of Maryland provide that certain people have the authority to make health-care decisions on your...

Everyone Has a Post-Mortem Estate Plan

Whether or not you have any documents prepared, you have a post-mortem estate plan in place courtesy of the State of Maryland. Each state has intestacy laws, which govern how the assets of someone who passes away will be distributed. For purposes on this section, the...