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April 2016 Archives

How Do I Modify My Child Support Payments?

Okay, you have been paying child support. Or, you have been receiving child support. What can I do to change it?

DOES BEING A MAN IN FRONT OF A WOMAN JUDGE OR MAGISTRATE MATTER?

So, in Maryland, a state with an Equal Rights Amendment, the answer, by law, is no, right? A lot of guys, and many women, just don't buy it. Is it true, myth, hype or situational?

ALIMONY AND THE SHORT MARRIAGE

As more and more Courts become more and more stingy about awarding alimony-and some states are working towards limiting or eliminating alimony altogether-people often ask me how alimony is going to be calculated in their case.

Divorce, Social Security and Your Options

If you're considering or are in the process of divorce, and you're just shy of your 10th wedding anniversary, you might want to wait a bit and use the time to brush up on all things Social Security before you make the break official.

USING MEDIATION CORRECTLY IN DIVORCE

Mediation can save divorcing parties tens of thousands of dollars in attorney's fees, as well as the uncertainties of trial.

ALIMONY-MYTHS AND TRUTHS

Attorneys are always trying the tell clients and potential clients how judges determine alimony. There are statutes, cases and all sorts of guides. Websites talk about alimony guidelines, alimony calculators and all sorts of gadgets for calculating entitlement to and amounts of alimony.

Are Divorce Laws Unfair To Men in Maryland?

On April 1, 2016, I had the opportunity to moderate a state-wide seminar on How Family law Judges Want Attorneys To Try High Conflict Custody Cases. The panel included a family law magistrate, a district court judge, two circuit court judges, a judge from the Maryland Court of Special Appeals, as well as a mental health and an ethics professional.

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