Laws Regarding Military Divorce And Retirement Benefits

By Evan Koslow / August 2, 2016

For military personnel and their spouses, not only do they have the day-to-day fears that come with the job, they also have the added challenge that if the military member does not stay in the military for 20 years, they receive no retirement benefits. Further, if the married couple was not married for 10 of those…

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6 Tips To Make Co-Parenting Easier

By Evan Koslow / August 1, 2016

If your custody arrangement or court-order modification requires consistent co-parenting, here are six ways to make the back-and-forth schedules easier on everyone: 1. Know your triggers What triggers your anger or annoyance with the other parent? Late pick-ups? Lack of discipline in the other parent’s house? Fed up with clothes and belongings being lost or…

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Your Future Your Finances Interview

By Evan Koslow / July 28, 2016

I had the privilege of being a guest on Brian Kuhn’s show Your Future Your Finances on MMCTV in Montgomery County. Your Future Your Finances is a show that focuses on personal finance, personal development, and current issues facing the residents of Montgomery County and the greater MD/DC area. I enjoyed the opportunity to talk…

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Could Your Spouse Be Hiding OffShore Accounts?

By Evan Koslow / July 26, 2016

Clients frequently ask what’s involved in searching offshore for hidden assets. More often than not, the answer is, “it takes time and a lot more money than it’s probably worth, unless you’re looking for millions of dollars.” While not every divorce case involves millions of dollars in an offshore bank account, even an onshore search…

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Solutions For Dealing With A Narcissistic Parent

By Evan Koslow / July 18, 2016

Problem: Narcissists Don’t Understand Boundaries. What should you do when your ex comes to pick up the kids and screams curse words in front of your children and the neighborhood? You may be divorced, but you feel defenselessness to these outbursts. Solution: Set Your Boundaries — and stick to them. Make it clear that behavior…

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Social Media is Kryptonite for Your Divorce

By Evan Koslow / July 14, 2016

The best thing to do to avoid social media ruining your divorce or custody case is to simply stop using it. It’s so important to understand that once your case has begun, social media becomes evidence. While it may be tempting to delete your social media accounts, that could make matters worse. Deleting accounts is…

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Legal and Physical Custody in Maryland

By Evan Koslow / July 13, 2016

In the Court of Appeals decision on July 11, 2016, in Santo v. Santo, the court increased a Judge’s ability to determine what legal custody arrangement is in the child’s best interest and even if the parties lack the capacity to communicate or cooperate well, a court can still order joint legal custody and are legally authorized…

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De Facto Parents in Maryland

By Evan Koslow / July 8, 2016

On July 7, 2016, the Maryland Court of Appeals finally overturned Janice M. v. Margaret K., 404 Md. 661 (2008), which was a landmark case in Maryland regarding De facto parents. De Facto parents describes custody or visitation rights for adults based on their relationship with a non-biological, non-adopted child. This case laid out the factors a De…

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Thinking of Relocating with a Minor Child? Read This First

By Evan Koslow / June 29, 2016

All child custody matters are difficult. Especially if custody is contested and even more so if it involves a parent relocating far away from the other parent (for whatever reason). Without the appropriate advice and recommendations, one “wrong” decision will not only cost you thousands and thousands of dollars in legal fees (not only your…

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What About The House?

By Evan Koslow / June 20, 2016

Jointly owned real property is almost always where the money is in divorce cases. For this reason, it is also the biggest contention in a divorce, especially if there are minor children involved. In Maryland, the court will order the property to be sold UNLESS there are minor children involved, or if specifically requested in…

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