3 Tips For Compiling Evidence For An Unfit Parent Case

Custody battles can get heated. Quite often, parents find themselves going after each other in the courtroom for full custody. However, courts do not like to see parents bashing each other. They would rather see parents highlight their own attributes and reasons why they're the better choice, which is what you should strive to do. In the instance that your co-parent is unfit or a danger to the children, it may be in your best interest to present information that proves they are unfit. 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 

Parenting Plan: An Invaluable Resource For Divorced Parents

Divorcing when you have a child or children is no easy feat. Going through the process of designating physical custody, legal custody, and visitation may be taxing. It is not uncommon for arguments and disagreements to arise during this troubling time. Fortunately, parenting plans make this challenging situation a bit easier. A parenting plan is a document that outlines the details of how you and your ex-spouse will raise your child. Read More