March
7
2019
How Do Pets Affect Custody Battles?
In this day and age, pets are a very common presence within the family unit. Oftentimes, pets are seen as an extra member of the family, integral as anyone else in the household. So, when the family breaks apart, it’s only natural that people ask: “Who gets the dog?” The fights can be intense, driving many couples to extreme bouts of frustration. However, a new California law seeks to rectify this, giving “pet custody” cases an easier solve.
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January
24
2019
Divorce for the Richest Man in the World
After 25 years of marriage, Amazon founder, Jeff Bezos is splitting from his wife MacKenzie. The couple put out a shared statement on Wednesday, January 9 from the Amazon CEO’s Twitter account, stating that although they are separating, they will continue their “shared life as friends.”
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October
9
2018
Domestic Violence Awareness Month Resources
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. As a divorce attorney, I have come across too many cases of divorce on the grounds of domestic abuse and domestic violence. This makes this issue something I not only pay close attention to, but also have strong feelings towards. I’ve seen the damage domestic violence can cause an individual physically, mentally, and emotionally and feel the need to be of assistance. This blog has resources I trust with supportive information that can help you, a friend, or a family member going through this traumatic experience.
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August
21
2018
Shah & Kishore 2018 Divorce Law Update
2018 has been a busy year in divorce law. Before the half-way point in the year, we saw the first major change on a national landscape with the new Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. This bill made it so, that starting in 2019, alimony will be paid out of post-tax dollars and the recipient of alimony would not be taxed on the funds they receive. Now in Maryland, two new bills will go into effect creating another layer of change for couples starting in October of this year (2018).
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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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