Amar S. Weisman and the Law Offices of Amar S. Weisman expresses gratitude for the service of the truly Honorable Mickey J. Norman. As a young attorney, Judge Norman challenged Amar S. Weisman to prepare and litigate seriously, respectfully and faithfully to the law.
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Baltimore County Family Law Attorney Blog
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.