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Baltimore County Lawyer Discusses Medicaid and Divorce Rates

Written by Amar Weisman » March 31, 2017 » Divorce Blog Posts

Ask any group of people for a list of reasons a couple might file for divorce, and you’re likely to get familiar-sounding answers. Maybe the couple has irreconcilable differences? Maybe one spouse became violent? Or maybe a couple simply decided their love was gone? Whatever the case, the hypothesized reasons will usually stem from assumed issues in a relationship. So what would you think if we told you that Medicaid might have something to do with whether a couple stays wed or unties the knot? A report from NPR explains.

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Baltimore County Family Lawyer Discusses Single Parent Families.

Written by Amar Weisman » March 17, 2017 » Family Law Blog Posts

As recent as even a few decades ago, growing up in a single-parent household would have been considered unusual. For centuries, society upheld the notion that a two-parent household was the only way to raise a family. As a result, the majority of children found themselves being raised by a nuclear unit that consisted of both a mother and father.

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Baltimore County Family Lawyer Discusses Divorce Selfies: Shedding a Different Light on Divorce

Written by Amar Weisman » March 10, 2017 » Divorce Blog Posts

For years, and arguably centuries, divorce has been an event seen as more of a time of mourning than a time of celebration. Having entered hopefully into marriage, many feel that the dissolution of a marriage is something to be regretted, rather than applauded. Society has generally supported this belief, relegating divorce to a quiet, somber event, instead of a reason for joy. However, as social norms continue to evolve, new and different perspectives on the emotions surrounding divorce have been born.

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Baltimore County Family Lawyer Discusses Divorce Rate Trends

Written by Amar Weisman » February 27, 2017 » Divorce Blog Posts

Divorce. It’s one word that always seems to be on everyone’s mind. With so many very public and sometimes scandalous celebrity divorces in the magazines, it seems only natural that marriage, divorce, and the way we think about love may be evolving in the 21st century. But what’s the real deal with marriage and divorce statistics? We’re here to explain.

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Baltimore County Family Lawyer Discusses Modern Divorces Governed By Old Laws.

Written by Amar Weisman » February 20, 2017 » Divorce Blog Posts

Divorce. More than ever, it seems to be on everyone’s mind: and for good reason! Any time you flip open the latest celebrity magazine or start up a conversation with your neighbor, it seems like someone is untying the knot. While this practice is increasingly common, it is not necessarily increasingly easy to do.

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Baltimore County Family Lawyer Discusses The Definition of a Father

Written by Amar Weisman » February 17, 2017 » Family Law Blog Posts Custody & Visitation Blog Posts

Throughout history, parenthood has followed rigidly defined terms, most notably holding to the assumption of the parents being married and in a heterosexual relationship. However, society today is different from society 200, 100, and even 50 years ago. Social norms are changing. And, as a result, the definition of parenthood is changing, too.

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Baltimore County Family Lawyer Discusses Seasonal Divorce Rates

Written by Amar Weisman » January 31, 2017 » Family Law Blog Posts

Everyone who works in the County Courts Building can confirm that men and women file for divorce year-round. Unless it happens to be a state holiday, there is invariably someone on the second filing a Complaint for Divorce. On the other hand, I know from experience that there are seasonal patterns and cycles. For example, every December I see the number of divorces go down and the number of reconciliations go up.

 

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Baltimore County Family Lawyer Discusses Secret Divorce, 20 Years In The Making

Written by Amar Weisman » January 25, 2017 » Family Law Blog Posts Divorce Blog Posts

Choosing to get married is one of the most life-changing decisions you can make. In doing so, you join your resources and aspirations together with another person, altering everything from living style to vacation destinations in an effort to come to a happy compromise with your chosen partner.

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Baltimore County Family Lawyer Discusses Prenups

Written by Amar Weisman » January 20, 2017 » Family Law Blog Posts Divorce Blog Posts

As you prepare to enter into the legal state of marriage, you may be thinking about how you can protect your assets. While no one anticipates getting divorced before tying the knot, it is smart to make sure your bases are covered, should this relationship not work out as planned. While some see this kind of thinking as a bad omen, we believe that having your finances protected and in good standing is a reasonable and practical step to take.

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Baltimore County Family Lawyer Discusses Divorce and Asset Division

Written by Amar Weisman » January 18, 2017 » Family Law Blog Posts Divorce Blog Posts Alimony Blog Posts

During divorce, asset division can be a highly contentious topic. No matter how generous two people may be in normal day-to-day life, things can rapidly change when the conversation turns to dividing assets that were once a symbol of a happy marriage.

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Baltimore County Family Lawyer Discusses Divorce and Longer Marriages

Written by Amar Weisman » January 13, 2017 » Family Law Blog Posts Divorce Blog Posts

It can be shocking when a couple who have been together for a decade file for divorce, but more and more couples who have successfully raised families decide to go their separate ways after the children are grown up. Once that common concern of children is taken care of, some incompatibilities may be more difficult to ignore.

 

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Baltimore County Family Lawyer Discusses Divorce and Family Privacy

Written by Amar Weisman » October 26, 2016 » Family Law Blog Posts Custody & Visitation Blog Posts

The Law Offices of Amar S. Weisman understands that clients want the  Divorce Process to be as efficient and  private as possible. From time to time, we will settle a case that has gone on for months in just a few days. Although celebrities often serve as awful role models, Cal Ripkin and Kelly Ripkin, as usual, did things the right way thanks to excellent legal representation. 

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Baltimore County Family Lawyer Discusses New Maryland Family Laws

Written by Amar Weisman » October 24, 2016 » Family Law Blog Posts Divorce Blog Posts

The passage of a new law often brings with it a sense of hope and optimism. And when these laws apply to the area of family law, we definitely take note. After all, family law helps people navigate some of the most difficult phases of their lives. And any law that might assist in making that phase as smooth as possible is certainly welcome. So, you can imagine that when the latest round of laws went into effect on October 1st, there were two that especially caught our attention.

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Baltimore County Family Lawyer Discusses: Unequal Division of Chores May Induce Divorce

Written by Amar Weisman » October 21, 2016 » Family Law Blog Posts Divorce Blog Posts

When it comes to marriage, it is important for both spouses to be on the same page. Deciding to unite also means sharing responsibilities. Earning money and taking care of the home have long been two of the main spheres that couples must tend to.

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Baltimore County Family Lawyer Discusses Divorce And Therapy.

Written by Amar Weisman » October 19, 2016 » Family Law Blog Posts Divorce Blog Posts Attorney-Client Relationship Blog Posts

All divorces are traumatic. No matter how long or short the marriage; no matter how much or how little money is at stake; whether there are children or not; whether you or your spouse first expressed the desire to separate; the truth prevails that all divorces are traumatic.The reasons are obvious: 

  • You invested years into the marriage that you will never get back. 
  • You invested money into the marriage that you might or might not get back. 
  • You invested hope into the marriage and probably every person going through a divorce fees foolish, at least for a day.  

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Baltimore County Family Lawyer Explains How Divorce Undermines Children At School.

Written by Amar Weisman » September 29, 2016 » Family Law Blog Posts

Now that school is in full swing, children have a number of things with which to concern themselves. However, for kids whose parents have recently gone through a divorce, schoolwork and family life can leave them feeling helpless and/or stressed.

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Baltimore County Family Lawyer Discuses Divorce and Tax Consequences

Written by Amar Weisman » September 27, 2016 » Family Law Blog Posts

The entertainment world has been filled with news related to celebrity divorces and general turmoil in recent months. One of the latest celebrity couples to finalize their divorce is actress Amber Heard and actor Johnny Depp. After only 15 months of marriage, the couple has decided to call it quits, with Heard ultimately seeking a temporary restraining order against Depp after claiming that he was physically and verbally abusive to her during the marriage.

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Baltimore County Family Lawyer Discusses the Attorney-Client Relationship.

Written by Amar Weisman » September 22, 2016 » Family Law Blog Posts Attorney-Client Relationship Blog Posts

If you are faced with legal issues, it is important for you to work with a skilled, knowledgeable and personable Towson family lawyer. Many people use various criteria to choose an attorney who will best suit their needs at the time, but having a lawyer who not only wins cases but is also pleasant to deal with is of utmost importance -- particularly when dealing with crucial issues, like child custody, visitation or divorce.

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Baltimore County Family Lawyer Discusses Divorce Preparation.

Written by Amar Weisman » September 20, 2016 » Family Law Blog Posts Divorce Blog Posts

For some married couples who have reached an impasse in their relationship, the handwriting is on the wall as far as divorce is concerned. Still, even though the marriage is not working, are you really ready for divorce and all that comes with it? Making the decision to stay or go is never an easy one, which is why your Towson divorce lawyer wants you to consider the following information as you continue to contemplate divorce.

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Baltimore County Family Lawyer Discusses Handling Your Money During a Separation

Written by Amar Weisman » September 15, 2016 » Family Law Blog Posts Alimony Blog Posts

Prior to many Maryland couples making the ultimate decision to divorce, many of them go through a period of separation. However, it is important for those couples to remember that they are still, in fact, married even during the separation period. That said, it is imperative that individuals keep in mind that their finances will still remain connected in some way even though they are living in two different places.

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Baltimore County Family Lawyer Discusses Maintaining a Close Relationship With Your Child Post-Divorce

Written by Amar Weisman » September 13, 2016 » Family Law Blog Posts Custody & Visitation Blog Posts

Unfortunately, many parents who make the decision to divorce their spouses do so with only one thing in mind -- getting out of the relationship as quickly as possible. However, it is also important to keep the children in mind when going through the process, as divorce is often quite tough on them as well.

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Baltimore & Towson Lawyer Discusses: Should You Use a Parenting Coordinator?

Written by Amar Weisman » August 26, 2016 » Family Law Blog Posts

Depending on the circumstances, child custody issues can lead to heated arguments and constant debates between divorcing parents -- arguments that often continue well beyond the court’s final decision with respect to custody. In such cases, the couple may consider using a parenting coordinator. But what is the purpose of a parenting coordinator and how can one help?

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Baltimore County Lawyer Discusses Alimony In Shorter Marriages.

Written by Amar Weisman » August 24, 2016 » Family Law Blog Posts Alimony Blog Posts

There are always exceptions, but based on my knowledge and experience I consider alimony difficult to obtain in shorter marriages. Many blame the challenge in obtaining alimony in shorter marriages to a vague "national trend." I think the reason is simpler and closer to home: Judges apply the factors articulated in MD Family Law Article  §11-106(b) to decide whether to award alimony and those factors weight against alimony candidates who are younger people in shorter marriages. Consider: 

 

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Baltimore & Towson Lawyer Discusses Hiring The Right Lawyer.

Written by Amar Weisman » August 19, 2016 » Family Law Blog Posts Custody & Visitation Blog Posts

Whether you are dealing with child custody issues or making plans for a divorce, choosing the right attorney can be a difficult task -- particularly if you’ve never had to seek legal guidance from one in the past. While it may be tempting to simply conduct a search through Google or some other online search engine and pick the first firm that pops up, any skilled Towson family attorney will tell you that hiring the right attorney for the job is crucial and the choice should not be taken lightly.

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Psychological Abuse: It Doesn’t Always End With the Divorce

Written by Amar Weisman » August 17, 2016 » Family Law Blog Posts Divorce Blog Posts

When individuals think of abuse, they typically think of the physical battering and beatings that someone faces at the hands of another. It is important to note that although statistics show that abuse is typically perpetrated by more men against women, women can also perpetrate various forms of abuse as well -- including psychological abuse.

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