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September 2015 Archives

Can a questionnaire prevent a fatal act of domestic violence?

A Domestic Violence Lethality Assessment created a decade ago by the Maryland Network Against Domestic Violence is being used by law enforcement officials far from Maryland. The assessment was designed to help predict whether an incident of domestic violence is a precursor to a potentially deadly incident.

Is mediation right for me?

While many couples are focused on the idea of a court battle or expecting a contentious dispute when they make the decision to divorce, it doesn't have to work out like that. While there are often major communication issues that contribute to a couple needing to separate, if both parties can put these issues aside and focus on making the divorce as positive of an experience as possible, it can take a great deal of stress and pressure off of the situation.

What should divorced parents know about college financial aid?

One of the biggest financial concerns for many Maryland parents is how they're going to pay for their kids' college education. Many rely on federal student aid. This requires completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. When parents are separated or divorced, there are things they need to know when completing the FAFSA.

Interstate child custody matters are complex

When it comes to child custody, there are many life events that can dramatically change how the former spouses deal with their custody arrangement. A change in a person's salary, or the loss of a job, can force a change in the way one spouse pays the other in child support, or it could force a change in custody as one of the spouses may not be able to fully support the child.

Make sure that you have adequate insurance coverage post-divorce

People going through a divorce need to make sure that they have the insurance coverage that they need moving forward as single people. For those who have children, the proper insurance coverage is essential. Everyone's situation and needs are different, but we're going to discuss the various types of insurance that you need to look at. You may be able to negotiate continuation of some of these policies in your divorce agreement.

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