divorce

Is A Marital Settlement Agreement Right For You?

By Evan Koslow / September 22, 2016

Instead of having a court decide what custody arrangement is in the best interest of your children and/or how your assets should be divided, did you know that you can enter into  a Marital Settlement Agreement? With a Marital Settlement Agreement,  the parties can put in any and all terms they want, even reach agreements that the court…

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How To Handle A Custody Battle

By Evan Koslow / September 19, 2016

Sometimes parents are unable to agree upon where their children should primarily reside (or which parent their children should live with) when they have separated or have filed for divorce. When there is no agreement and the issue of custody/parenting time cannot be settled, litigation ensues. Custody litigation is an emotional process for all involved.…

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Let’s Settle This Once and For All

By Evan Koslow / September 14, 2016

What exactly is a pretrial conference?  There are many stops on the road before a divorce trial takes place. Typically you will have at least two court appearances, if not more, before the merits hearing. One of those court appearance is a pretrial conference or sometimes called a settlement conference. At the pretrial conference, a…

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The Two Types of Divorce

By Evan Koslow / September 13, 2016

Divorce in Maryland can be divided into two categories: absolute divorce or a limited divorce. An absolute divorce resolves all issues related to your separation and allows the parties to remarry after the Judgment of Absolute Divorce is entered with the clerk’s office at the Circuit Court in the county where the divorce action was filed.…

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What If Your Ex Wants To Move Out Of State With Your Child?

By Evan Koslow / September 8, 2016

It’s not uncommon for a parent to move out of state when a relationship has ended. In Maryland, if the parties cannot reach a custody agreement (sometimes called a parenting plan, which should be then incorporated into a consent order with the court) the court will decide what custody arrangement is in the child’s best…

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6 Don’ts For Dealing With A Narcissist

By Evan Koslow / September 1, 2016

I often write about narcissism because it is a common theme in family law. These are just a few examples and tips that I provide to my clients who find themselves divorcing a narcissist. 1. Don’t accept the narcissist’s version of history Even amicable divorces rarely bring out the best in people, and it becomes…

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What to Expect at a Consultation

By Evan Koslow / August 16, 2016

Divorce and custody matters are extremely stressful situations. The best way to stay calm is by preparing yourself with as much information as possible. When setting up a consultation with a divorce attorney, a staff member from the attorney’s office will run a conflict check to ensure that there is no pre-existing reason that would…

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More myths about divorce

By Evan Koslow / August 5, 2016

Divorce does not have to be a battle and there is so much more to the process than just hire attorneys and go to court. Did you know that it IS possible to get a divorce without ever setting foot in a courtroom? Not only is it possible, the court would prefer that! This post…

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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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