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Steven J. Gaba, Attorney and Counselor at Law
Phone: 301-738-7770

July 2015 Archives

How can divorce make you a better parent?

Whether you and your spouse are sharing custody of your children after a divorce or you have sole custody, your parenting style will likely need to undergo some changes now that you and your ex are no longer a team. Many divorced people find that they actually become better parents after they divorce. We'll look at some of the reasons why.

Grant awarded to help with Maryland protective orders

Protective orders are a crucial tool in protecting those who are victims of domestic violence. Under Maryland law, these civil orders can be issued by a judge when the victim and abuser have any of the following familial or intimate relationships:

Considering the best interests of pets in a marital break-up

For many divorcing couples, one of the most difficult and emotional decisions they have to make is who will get custody of the family pets. Under the law, they are considered property. Therefore, decisions regarding who gets the companion animals, if left to a judge to decide, are often based on who purchased and financially supports the pets rather than what is in their best interests. However, for many people, pets are part of the family.