Divorce

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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Divorce Myths

By Evan Koslow / May 2, 2016

As a family law attorney, it is essential for me to explain the legal process to my clients. This may sound easy, but with so many myths and piles of misinformation out there, it’s actually quite hard to separate expectations from reality. I’ve found this is particularly true for the legal divorce process. Divorce in the…

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Only Attorneys Win In Court

By Evan Koslow / April 30, 2016

Only on rare occasions does anyone besides attorneys win when going to court. Do not get me wrong, there are family law cases out there that really do not have a choice but to go to court (the most common is because one party is being so unreasonable that the other party should not settle).…

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Preparing for Separation

By Evan Koslow / February 10, 2016

I’ve written about the legal issues you should consider when preparing to separate from your significant other, and this post will concentrate on how to coordinate your affairs and look out for your interests whether or not you’re the one petitioning for divorce. Here are some top tips if you’re considering divorce or preparing for…

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Do’s and Don’ts for a Cheap Divorce

By Evan Koslow / December 11, 2015

The cost of a divorce/custody matter is entirely based on how reasonable, fair and honest the couple is with each other. If both parties can communicate calmly, not lie about assets or income and not fight about inconsequential things, I can do a divorce for $1,500 and have it finalized in a matter of weeks.…

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Divorce and the Family Pet

By Evan Koslow / November 6, 2015

Despite feverish disputes over pet custody during divorce, courts consider pets property of a marriage rather than beings deserving of shared parenting time. According to a 2008 survey by the American Pet Products Association, 63 percent, or 71.1 million of U.S. households include pets – mostly dogs. Statistics also show that couples are having fewer…

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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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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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