If you are a parent going through a divorce, you may be having a difficult time trying to figure out where and when to have “the talk” with the children. Undoubtedly, you have probably had many sleepless nights in an effort to attempt to come up with the right words to say to explain the situation. You may not feel as though you are prepared at all for the conversation; however, a recent Huffington Post article shares some tips for parents to use based on the age of the child.
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Anyone keeping track of the latest celebrity news probably already knows that breakups between celebrity couples is not uncommon. But there are probably just as many non-celebrity breakups taking place all throughout Maryland and the rest of the country on a routine basis. As a matter of fact, your Towson divorce lawyer knows that more and more couples are choosing to split from their new husband or wife within the first year of marriage.
Tax time is here again and many Maryland couples are working to ensure they take advantage of all possible tax incentives that may be available to them. In particular, domestic partners in Maryland may be wondering how the tax rules may affect them this tax season. As your Towson family attorney knows, many couples throughout the state and worldwide choose to cohabitate instead of marry for a variety of reasons. Still, it is important for individuals living as domestic partners to understand the rules with respect to their tax responsibilities.
Dealing with child custody issues is often a difficult task for everyone involved. Depending on the situation, your Towson child custody lawyer knows that quite often, parents are faced with difficult decisions and possible anxiety over being separated from their children for any length of time – even when liberal visitation is granted.
If you’ve never testified in a courtroom setting or in front of a judge, the experience may be quite intimidating. That said, it is important for you to be prepared ahead of time – and a Towson family lawyer can help ensure that you are ready for your upcoming court appearance. The following tips are provided to help those who are preparing to testify in a Baltimore County family court case. While the tips are intended to help individuals, they should not be used to replace the knowledgeable guidance of a skilled lawyer.
Parental Relocation and Child Custody Modification Towson Lawyer.
Maryland courts take parental relocation seriously. If there is a Custody case that has been filed in Maryland, which is being adjudicated or which produced an order concerning Child Custody and Visitation, then relocating a minor child without permission from The Court is almost always a bad idea. Consider:
- Relocation can constitute a Material Change in Circumstances triggering reconsideration of Legal Custody and Physical Custody.
- Rule 9-205.1 permits the court to appoint an attorney for the child when a parent proposes a relocation that will substantially reduce the child's time with the other parent.
Thousands of domestic violence incidents have been reported to local law enforcement in Maryland in recent years. Still, numerous domestic violence incidents are not being reported. Violence in the home is never a good situation, and it can be even more devastating when there are children involved.
If you are considering divorce in The Circuit Court fro Baltimore County, then your decision will have life-changing implications for your family and your finances. Given the seriousness of the situation, take whatever advice you receive from non-professionals with a critical ear; your family & friends love you but they are often limited by their personal experiences--which is to say their inexperience.
Individuals who find themselves in situations where a protective order is necessary to keep a violent or overly-aggressive individual away expect such orders to actually keep them out of harm’s way. In fact, in Maryland, such orders have been shown to be quite helpful at keeping people safe, as they act to keep two parties who have a violent history apart.
At the Law Offices of Amar Weisman, LLC, we encourage couples who are considering divorce to make sure they are “in the know” when it comes to various aspects of their marital lives. We recently discussed the importance of parting couples to ensure their finances are in order in our post entitled, Divorce and Your Finances: Make Sure Your Financial Ducks Are in a Row. Along those same lines, this post encourages divorcing couples to understand how the divorce might affect their retirement savings.