Dealing with family law-related issues can be difficult, as well as confusing. That is why we recommend working with a skilled Towson family attorney who will work hard to help you resolve your issues and obtain the best outcome possible. Whether you are dealing with a divorce or visitation issues, it is important for you to know and understand certain terms that are commonly used when dealing with family-related issues under the law.
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Picture it: Your daughter runs out to the mailbox to see if the letter she’s been waiting for has arrived -- and today, she finally gets it. The college she was hoping to go to this fall has responded and has welcomed her with open arms. She’s excited, you’re excited -- but then it hits you. You’ve just gone through a divorce that has left you in a weakened financial position, yet you do not want your situation to hinder your child from being able to move forward with her education.
If you and/or your spouse acquired real property (whether it is in your name or not) during your marriage (including during separation) then it is probably Marital Property. If there is a mortgage, then the mortgage is probably a marital debt because it is connected to the acquisition of marital property (whether you are on the mortgage or not).
It’s that time of year again -- high school graduations are starting to take place in Maryland and elsewhere throughout the country. Some of the families attending graduations this year will be dealing with a variety of other family-related issues simultaneously, namely child custody issues.
Custody issues can be difficult to deal with when both parents work regular 9-to-5 jobs. However, the matter can be greatly complicated for parents who are members of the Armed Forces. For instance, after a divorce has been finalized, military parents not only have to concern themselves with decisions related to parenting plans and custody issues, but they must also consider the very real scenario that they might eventually be deployed to a totally different country.
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.
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.