What I’ve Learned in 10 years of Working in Family Law

By Evan Koslow / October 20, 2015

I have a plaque in my office with this quote: “Your job is not to judge. Your job is to lift the fallen, to restore the broken, and to heal the hurting.” 2015 marks a decade of learning about and working in family law. Above all, I’ve learned that every client has a unique family situation.…

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Tips For Blending Families

By Evan Koslow / October 7, 2015

Couples planning to blend families often have to make financial arrangements that respect previous relationships with ex-spouses and their families. Issues range from childcare and eldercare to potentially complex matters involving businesses, investment assets and real estate. That’s why involving trained experts in step-family financial planning is a must. Here’s a list of issues and…

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Is Cohabitation Better Than Marriage?

By Evan Koslow / April 9, 2015

Perhaps you have seen one of the many articles mentioning how the divorce rate has decreased and it is no longer a fact that 50% of marriages end in divorce. One of the reasons for the decrease in the divorce rate is because many couples are getting married later in life, and as such, the…

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Best Case vs. Worst Case Scenarios

By Evan Koslow / January 15, 2015

If you are currently going through a divorce or a custody battle, have you thought about what YOUR best case scenerio would be? How about your worst case scenerio? Generally, attorneys cannot promise or guarantee an outcome, but they can provide you with insight regarding the most likely best case and worst case scenarios. In…

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FAQs About Alimony

By Evan Koslow / September 29, 2014

Alimony is the periodic payment for  support and maintenance of a spouse and may be awarded after a limited or absolute divorce. Alimony may be awarded to either party and can be awarded for a definite or indefinite period of time. Alimony for a definite period is commonly known as “rehabilitative alimony” while  alimony for…

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5 Ways to Protect Your Finances During A Divorce

By Evan Koslow / September 25, 2014

What steps should you take to protect yourself financially during a divorce? I recommend reading this blog post by Reid Elkus, a Family Law Attorney in Colorado, which provides great insight as to how and why one should prioritize financial assets when divorce is on a horizon (or when a divorce action has commenced but…

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Domestic Violence and its Effect on the Family

By Evan Koslow / September 12, 2014

October is Domestic Violence Awareness month and I want to take this opportunity to write about the effect that domestic violence has on the family and dispel some myths. . Studies show that children who grow up in a household with domestic violence are more likely than children who did not grow up in a…

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What You Need To Know About Child Support

By Evan Koslow / September 10, 2014

Here are some frequently asked questions about child support: How does the Court determine WHO should pay child support and HOW MUCH should be paid? Every parent has an obligation to support their minor child, with certain exceptions, until the child turns 18 or if a child is still at home at 18, then the…

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Filing For Custody

By Evan Koslow / September 9, 2014

When you file for custody, the court will order mediation (unless there is an allegation of abuse between the parties), and require each party to attend a parenting course. Some jurisdictions complete this requirement online, others in person. In addition, other services can be requested and potentially ordered by the court in custody matters including:…

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Custody and Paternity

By Evan Koslow / September 9, 2014

In Maryland, it is presumed that if the mother of the child was married when the child was conceived or delivered, that the husband of the mother is the father of the child. If you are unmarried and want to determine the father, or whether you are the father, you can file a Complaint for…

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