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ADULT GUARDIANSHIPS

What is a guardianship and do I need to get one for my loved one? There are two types of adult guardianships in Maryland:  guardians of the person and guardians of the property.  A guardian of the person covers authority of medical, contractual, and...

ADOPTION

Adoption is the legal process by which an adult takes a child into his/her own family, treating that child as his/her own child, and giving that child all the rights and duties of his own child.  Of course, before this process happens a loving familial bond is already...

PRIVATE SCHOOL AFTER DIVORCE

In Maryland, child support is calculated in most cases using a formula called the Maryland Child Support Guidelines.  “The Guidelines” considers the number of children in the family, each parent’s income, any alimony paid or received, the current custody and...

CUSTODY QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

Can grandparents petition for custody of a child temporarily living with them? Question:  My wife has a 5-year-old son from a previous relationship. The child had been living with my wife’s parents prior to us getting married.  The closest thing he...

DEBUNKING THE MYTHS ABOUT DIVORCE

People talk about divorce. They talk about their own divorces and they talk about what they think they know about other people’s divorces. You hear information, advice or supposed facts from friends, family members, your hairstylist, or someone at the gym. There’s a...

SELLING MY HOUSE AFTER DIVORCE: WHAT TO EXPECT

If you and your spouse own a home (this applies to multiple homes as well), as part of the divorce you will need to “divide the property.” What does that mean exactly? Well, technically the property could be divided or partitioned but that is an unreasonable and...