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February 2014 Archives

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Seeking sole custody can lead to a serious custody dispute


Our Maryland readers have probably seen previous posts here that mention that it is almost always better for the parties in a divorce - and for the courts - when an out-of-court agreement is reached regarding child custody. Child custody determinations can be one of the messiest issues in a divorce, so when the parties are able to reach their own agreement it saves the court from going through the incredibly difficult process of determining what type of arrangement is the in the best interest of the child.

Relocation can upend a child custody arrangement in Maryland


Many Maryland residents know that just getting through a divorce is hard enough. With so many issues to resolve, including alimony, property division, child custody and child support, a divorce can be one of the most complicated times of a person's life. However, when a divorce involves children and a subsequent post-divorce parenting plan, one issue in particular, even after everything is said and done, can bring back all the emotions surrounding the divorce proceedings: relocation.

What's the difference between physical and legal custody?


Anyone familiar with previous posts here knows that there are a multitude of issues to address in a divorce. However, most Maryland residents who have children and who are getting ready to go through a divorce have only one concern front-and-center: child custody.

Economy improves, but divorce rate increases?


Tough economic conditions can have a profound impact on Maryland residents from all walks of life. Business owners may find that they need to "tighten the belt" and lay off workers. Unemployed workers, in turn, could lose self-confidence and get depressed about not being able to provide for their family. The whole scenario seemingly has a domino effect. But, according to a recent report, an improving economy, on the other hand, may actually lead to more divorces.

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