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November 2015 Archives

Financial preparation can help during divorce negotiations

Divorce impacts all aspects of your life, including your investments. The divorce process is emotional -- and understandably so. However, when it comes to protecting your financial goals, it is best to put aside your emotions and look at things with a level head to ensure you are getting your fair share during divorce negotiations. 

Facebook makes breaking up a little less painless

Many Maryland family law attorneys advise their clients to stay off of social media during and even perhaps for some time after a divorce. No good can come from seeing what your estranged spouse is up to -- especially if it's more exciting that what you're doing. Further, anything you post on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and other sites can potentially be used against you in court.

Do you get benefits if you're not married?

Unmarried couples may decide not to tie the knot for many reasons. Perhaps they feel it's unnecessary, perhaps it's an expense they don't want to take on or maybe they've been married before and just don't want to go through it again. Either way, it creates a complex situation if one partner passes away. Does the other one have any claim to benefits or assets even though they weren't married?

Tips for coordinating your kids' holidays with your ex

The fall and winter holidays, from Halloween onward, are often among the most stressful for separated and divorced parents. In some cases, Maryland family law attorneys recommend that plans for these holidays be detailed in their clients' parenting plans to help avoid disputes that can make them less enjoyable for parents and children alike.

Objections make it hard for grandparents to get visitation rights

It is possible for grandparents to be given visitation rights in Maryland, thanks to changes made to the law back in 1993. The Maryland Annotated Code now notes that grandparents can ask for these rights and may be given them if it falls in line with the best interests of the child.