Dealing With Birthdays And Holidays When You’re A Divorced Dad

Divorces are difficult on the entire family, and it doesn't make things easier that you have to divide the amount of time you spend with your kids for birthdays, holidays, and other special occasions with your ex — especially when you're a dad who's not the custodial parent. Unfortunately, there are a lot of dads who struggle through holidays without their kids. You don't want to be one of them. So, use these tips to learn how to deal with visitation during birthdays and holidays. Read More 

The Importance Of Retaining A Divorce Lawyer

If you are getting divorced, you are going to want to retain a divorce lawyer for your needs. To help you understand the importance of this, you will want to review the following points. Easily Settle Support Matters Whether you are going to be on the receiving or paying end of a child or spousal support order, you will want to make sure that you are getting a fair deal. Read More 

FAQs About The Adoption Home Study

An important part of the adoption process is the home study. In the family court, the home study is given a lot of weight and can have a bearing on whether or not a judge approves an adoption. If you are in the process of adopting a child, here is what you need to know.  Why Is the Home Study Conducted? The home study is an opportunity for a case worker or other professional to assess the safety of your home and to collect information about you and your family that can be used to determine whether or not an adopted child would connect well with the family. Read More 

Planned Changes In The Use Of Witnesses In Uncontested Divorce Cases In Maryland

The process for using witnesses in uncontested divorce cases appears to be ready for a change in Maryland. Uncontested divorces are used when two people agree on all aspects of a divorce and can meet the special requirements necessary to qualify for this status. This is why you need a witness. However, the state legislature is proceeding on rule changes that will affect how witnesses are used in a divorce proceeding. Read More 

Making It Official: Using A Legal Separation Agreement Before Divorcing

The financial effects of divorce can continue to affect couples long after the final papers are handed down from the family court judge, but some prior preparation in the form of a legal separation agreement might help alleviate some of these issues before you even file for divorce. The time period between your separation and the final decree often spans months, and ensuring that you and your finances are protected during this time could help ensure a smoother divorce process and a faster divorce recovery period. Read More