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Jun 8, 2020

What to Know About Virtual Attorney Consultations

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Virtual Family Law Meetings in Maryland As we all navigate through these unprecedented times together, The Law Offices of Brandon Bernstein is working to continue providing our services to current and prospective clients. Virtual consultations and meetings have proven to be a great avenue for this, but we recognize that some people may still have concerns. So what’s involved, how does it work, and how does it impact the experience you have?

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Jun 8, 2020

Maryland Child Support Law Changes Payment Calculations

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New Law Will Affect How Child Support in Maryland is Calculated This fall, Maryland is changing its law regarding the calculation of child support. How much child support one party will be required to pay is by far one of the most frequently asked divorce questions, and the new law is set to make a major impact. The update will impact the qualifying threshold separating shared and sole custody. Let’s take a look to see specifically what it means and how it may impact you.

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Apr 21, 2020

Domestic Violence & Abuse a Major Threat During Coronavirus Pandemic

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Sheltering In Place Protects Public Health But Endangers At Risk Spouses and Children The coronavirus pandemic has continued rampaging across the country and around the world. The death toll has been horrifying, and the economic damage severe. There are other looming threats as well, including many which have been overlooked or underreported. Right at the top of the list is the risk of increasing domestic violence cases in the midst of the pandemic.

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Apr 21, 2020

Virtual Divorce Consultations & Family Law Conferences Now Being Offered

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We’re Offering Free Online Divorce Consultations, Conducting Virtual Divorce Mediation & More With the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, it’s essential that everyone does as much as possible to adapt to our new environment. That’s why our team is now offering virtual divorce consultations in Maryland, and hosting online meetings to cover a full range of family law needs and services.

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Apr 20, 2020

Proposed Change to Maryland Divorce Grounds Even More Important in Post-Coronavirus World

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Allowing Couples to File for Divorce While Living In Same Home May Prove Valuable After COVID-19 Pandemic A proposed addition to the grounds for divorce in Maryland would make a significant change to the entire process, who’s eligible to file, and when. The latest proposed change is that Maryland couples living in the same home would be able to file for divorce while residing together, even where the Parties have not entered into an agreement resolving all issues.

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Apr 20, 2020

Unintended Marital & Family Risks from the Coronavirus Pandemic

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How the COVID-19 Pandemic & Quarantine Are Affecting Marriages and Families The effects of a near-total nationwide lockdown and sweeping shelter-in-place policies are far reaching. One of the areas that has been, and will continue to be, heavily impacted by this are marriages and families. There are actually a number of unintended risks and consequences as a result of the novel coronavirus pandemic.

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Apr 20, 2020

How to Deal with Child Custody Agreements During COVID-19 Lock Down

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Coronavirus & Child Custody: How The Quarantine is Impacting Child Custody Agreements As most of the country has been ordered to stay at home for all non-essential activities, in some states for over a month, one of the serious challenges which has arisen has been dealing with child custody during the coronavirus pandemic. How are parents supposed to exchange their children during their allotted times if they cannot leave the home, and how can this be effectively managed?

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Apr 20, 2020

Coronavirus Quarantine Divorce Cases will Surge

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Pandemic Divorces Due to COVID-19 Sheltering in Place Policies Will be Huge The world has ground to a halt in the past several months, as the novel coronavirus has swept across the globe. Entire countries have been locked down, while in other areas, such as the United States, there’s been state-by-state closures and varying degrees of shelter-in-place and lockdown policies. With tens of thousands of deaths in the U.S. and tens of millions of job losses, there’s been more than enough for everyone to try to sort through already. On top of that, there’s the prospect of the coronavirus quarantine divorce.

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Jan 24, 2020

Understanding the Maryland Child Support Calculator

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How the Maryland Child Support Calculator Works One of the most commonly asked divorce questions will always be how much child support one party will be required to pay, or conversely, be expecting to receive. While there’s always going to be factors which affect each individual case in different ways, Maryland provides an online child calculator that you can use as a reference point for determining how much child support will be owed or paid. Here’s an introductory look at what it entails.

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Jan 24, 2020

Opioid Use & Addiction May Become Leading Cause of Divorce

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The Rise of Opioid Addiction is an Increasingly Large Threat to Marriages & Family Life We’ve often analyzed not only the outcomes and processes of divorce, but also the leading causes of divorce as well, among other related issues. One that must come to the forefront at this point in time is the looming threat of opioid addiction and abuse. As opioid overdoses and deaths have risen at alarming rates in recent years, it’s an area which is going to become more and more common in divorce.

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