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Settling Will Disputes with Mediation

In the Baltimore area, mediation is commonly used to settle disputes. This venue is appropriate for virtually all types of disputes, including those concerning inheritances. Often, these family ...
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What Is Probate?

Legal matters are often complex and confusing in the wake of a loved one’s death. It’s highly recommended that you consult an estate lawyer in Baltimore to guide you through the probate ...
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Finding Your Birth Parents

Individuals who were adopted often have many questions about their birth parents. It isn’t always possible to uncover the identities of the birth parents, especially if it was a closed adoption. ...
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Preparing for Post-Divorce Mediation to Modify Child Support or Custody

It’s often expected that a divorce agreement will resolve family law issues beyond a shadow of a doubt. But in fact, many disputes can arise months or years after the divorce agreement was ...
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The Rights of Noncustodial Parents

Noncustodial parents do not have physical custody of a child, but are often granted visitation rights and still maintain certain responsibilities, such as providing child support. When custodial and ...
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How Can I Pay Child Support in Maryland?

Child support consists of monetary contributions paid by a noncustodial parent to the custodial parent to provide for a child’s daily needs. Following a divorce or paternity ruling, a judge will ...
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What Is Interstate Child Support Enforcement?

In family law, an interstate child support case refers to a support order between two parents who live in different states. For example, the custodial parent might live in Maryland and the ...
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Preparing for a Custody Evaluation

When a child custody and visitation case is contested, the family law judge in Baltimore may order a custody evaluation. A custody evaluator will meet with each parent and the child, along with other ...
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What Is a Children's Trust?

A children’s trust can be a useful estate planning tool for families with small children. It allows parents to leave assets to children while controlling the age at which they have access to ...
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Should You Consider a Trust?

A trust is a financial tool often used during the estate planning process. When a trust is created, a third party, called a trustee, is given control of financial assets meant for an inheritor or ...
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The Benefits of Mediation in Child Custody Disputes

During a divorce, child custody is a particularly contentious issue. Clashes over custody can do lasting damage to the relationships between parents and children, especially when coming to an ...
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Estate Planning for Domestic Partners

For couples who choose domestic partnerships over marriage, protecting legal rights is essential. While married couples enjoy certain privileges under the law, domestic partners are not always ...
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A Look at the Legal Process for International Adoptions

Adopting a child is a wonderful way to grow your family. However, international adoptions have restrictions that do not apply to domestic adoptions; working with an attorney familiar with family law ...
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Tips for Making Provisions for Guardianship and Custody in Your Will

Drafting a will ensures that you are able to clearly state your wishes regarding issues such as asset inheritance and child custody or guardianship following your death. Whether you are creating a ...
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Understanding Advanced Directives

Wills are legally binding documents that state your wishes regarding issues such as the division or inheritance of your personal assets and the custodianship of your children. Like wills and trusts, ...
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What Are Some of the Common Issues in Child Custody Disputes?

Establishing a child custody, child access, and visitation arrangement (often known as a Parenting Plan) does not need to be a contentious battle. Family mediation serving Anne Arundel County can help ...
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FAQs about Mediation for Divorce and Custody Disputes

Divorce is always a difficult process, but for some couples, mediation can make it easier. During divorce mediation, a neutral third party can help you and your spouse negotiate an amicable end to ...
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