April
20
2018
The New Child Custody Law Standard
The American dream has always been built around the family. A mother, a father, kids, a house with a lush green lawn and a white picket fence. Even with changing times, that idea has not been fully stripped from our culture, even though we understand happiness can be found in many forms of the family unit. Nonetheless, the surviving concept of the “ideal family unit” in the American culture only makes it more difficult to see two parents fighting for custody of their child, leaving “one as a parent, and the other as a visitor” at the end of the divorce process. But now a new trend in child custody law toward a joint custody standard is pushing to change that common outcome.
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January
11
2018
The New Tax Bill to Impact Divorce? How Alimony Will be Affected.
Late last year the new tax bill, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, was signed by President Trump. The aim of this bill, as with other tax bills, is to reduce the national deficit and create jobs. But these benefits come with a major change to divorce law that will have a major impact on the outcome of divorce agreements and alimony terms, causing divorce proceedings to become more time consuming and expensive.
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September
25
2017
Same-Sex Divorce – The Other Side of Same-Sex Marriage in Maryland
As we all know, where there is marriage, there is divorce. At least, that is the case in modern times. But now with the decision of the Supreme Court case Obergefell v. Hodges, the court has ruled that states cannot ban same-sex marriage, and the subject of same-sex divorce is now more relevant than ever, creating many new questions, especially concerning divorce and how the courts will treat same-sex divorce.
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July
14
2017
6 Questions to Ask Yourself When Choosing a Divorce Lawyer
When the decision to get a divorce has been finalized, and you realize that you need a lawyer to move forward in the process, a whole group of questions is sure to follow. Choosing a lawyer for your divorce should not be a task that is taken lightly, because the outcome of the divorce case has a profound impact on the shape of your future. So how do you go about determining who the right lawyer is for you? Someone you can trust, someone who is looking out for the welfare of your family overall and not just looking for a check? Someone who can be helpful in the long run, if it is needed? Well, here are a few questions to ask yourself when it’s time to narrow down the list.
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April
28
2017
The Different Shades of Green Card Marriage
The election of President Trump has made immigration one of the hottest topics in the media, with many non-citizens suddenly unsure about the security of their residency in this country. Some are even hesitant to travel outside the country, fearing they may not be able to re-enter on their return. With deportation on the minds of immigrants, many are left wondering what their options may be to secure their presence in the U.S. – and some, I’m sure, have considered green card marriage as an option.
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