Divorce is hard enough, but when you have children involved, the complexity increases significantly. You want to guarantee that your child has the best possible future. That means that you and your spouse have to work together to raise them despite your disagreements...
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Divorce: It can prompt back-to-school problems
On Behalf of Abney at Law, P.C. | Aug 26, 2019 | Child Custody, Divorce
You're likely one of many Maryland parents who is feeling a bit overwhelmed at this time as you gear up for another back-to-school season. Perhaps, you have a child who is entering Kindergarten or a growing teenager who is starting his or her senior year. You might be...
For financial security during divorce: Get a budget
On Behalf of Abney at Law, P.C. | Aug 12, 2019 | Divorce
When you divorce, one of the things you may worry about is your financial independence. You might have relied on your spouse for money, or you may have only worked part-time while you cared for your family. Now, as you divorce, you may not be on sure financial...
You may have a right to alimony: Find out more
On Behalf of Abney at Law, P.C. | Jul 30, 2019 | Alimony
Alimony can be a difficult topic to bring up, but if you've been a stay-at-home parent, it's one that you may need to talk about sooner rather than later. When you have put your career aside for your spouse, it's fair to ask that they compensate you as you get back...
Yes, DNA testing can be wrong: Here’s how
On Behalf of Abney at Law, P.C. | Jul 19, 2019 | Family Law
Did you know that a DNA match to your child isn't necessarily a guarantee that you're the parent? There are very few exceptions when that happens, but it can and does occur. Paternity fraud happens, and it's normal for some people to believe that a man is the father...
Know Maryland’s laws to make property division easier
On Behalf of Abney at Law, P.C. | Jul 5, 2019 | Property Division
Maryland is an equitable distribution state, which means that you and your spouse will need to divide your property equitably upon divorce. Since there is no law to require you to split your property equally, there is no guarantee that you will receive half of the...
Losing your job could affect your divorce
On Behalf of Abney at Law, P.C. | Jul 2, 2019 | Divorce
The divorce process has many parameters that each spouse must consider. The division of assets and property, how to handle child custody, and the possibility of spousal or child support are just some of the issues. It is not something that most people take lightly....
Understanding alimony: Know what to expect
On Behalf of Abney at Law, P.C. | Jun 21, 2019 | Alimony
One thing that many couples don't want to talk about during a divorce is alimony. Alimony, which is also known as spousal support, is an important factor in some divorces. It is particularly common for a couple to have to discuss alimony if they have a large...
Resolve your disputes if you want to end your marriage quickly
On Behalf of Abney at Law, P.C. | Jun 7, 2019 | Divorce
Divorces can drive you crazy, making you frustrated and annoy you because of the actions of the other party. At the end of the day, all you want is to move on. It may seem like your spouse is trying to hold you back, but both of you may be trying to do what's best for...
If you’re protecting your kids, can you break custody orders?
On Behalf of Abney at Law, P.C. | May 24, 2019 | Family Law
There is never a time when parents want to see their children in danger or getting hurt. Sadly, there are cases of domestic violence that involve children. One parent may be verbally abusive, physically violent or be harmful in other ways. If you find out that your...
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