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Everything You Need to Know About Maryland Protective Orders

Trigger warning: domestic abuse. Protective orders, restraining orders, peace orders — what’s the difference? How long does an interim protective order last versus a temporary protective order? Can you file a protective order for your child? Is a… Read More
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Categories: Divorce
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How is Alimony Calculated in Maryland and Virginia?

Alimony has gotten the bad rap of being a dirty word — a concept that promotes financial dependence on breadwinners. But in reality, alimony was created to promote security in marriages, as a way of assuring homemakers wouldn’t be screwed over fo… Read More
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What is the Fastest (and Cheapest) Way to Divorce in Maryland?

If you’ve Googled “average cost of divorce in Maryland,” or “how long divorce typically takes,” you’ve probably stumbled across a wide range of somewhat vague answers (for good reason). It’s hard to predict exactly how a divorce cas… Read More
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a stay-at-home parent with two children during a custody case

Can Being a Stay-at-home Parent Affect My Custody Case?

“What judge would ever give you custody of the kids? You don’t have a job!” I’ve heard this too many times. And let me just start this blog post by saying: This is gaslighting and simply is not true. The fact that you have stayed home to rais… Read More
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Young girl bending down covering her face with her hands trying to protect herself from mens' fists, finger guns becaues she is divorcing a gaslighter

How to Combat Gaslighting in Divorce

In the age of misinformation, the term gaslighting has become an integral part of American politics, pop culture and even the medical community. Defined as “the act or practice of grossly misleading someone especially for one’s own advantage,”… Read More
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