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Dec 18, 2020

2020 Year in Review for Family Law

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This has been a challenging year for most people.  The Covid-19 pandemic has affected the economy, our personal health and relationships, how we relate to others in public and so much more.  The isolation and stay at home orders have created a lot of challenges in marriages and caused increased divorce rates in some states. The pandemic has created a unique set of challenges for unmarried and divorced parents who share custody.  Following advice about only being around “people in your household” becomes a real challenge when children move between two households.  There have also been a number of issues with support payments due to the volatile economic situation many parents are facing. More Bad News:  Nothing is going to Magically Change at the Beginning of 2021 Regardless of all the memes and funny t-shirts about 2020, very little is going to change because of the new year.  While there is a lot of hope around the Covid-19 vaccine, we will be facing production bottlenecks and limited available for the foreseeable future.  Most students will still be distance learning, people will still be working from home, and we will likely see the economy continue to struggle. So what are some steps we can take to try to help our situation get a little better?   Here are a few basic suggestions: Embrace Opportunities We are all facing difficulties. There are times we can find opportunities in them.  There has never been a better opportunity to get involved in your child’s education.  […]

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Jul 3, 2020

How to Make the Most of Your Virtual Attorney Consultation

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Tips for Virtual Meetings with Your Divorce Attorney Our office is continuing to host remote, virtual sessions with our current and prospective clients. It’s one way we can help do our part to ensure that everyone stays as safe and healthy as possible. For you, it’s also hopefully a convenient solution which provides a number of benefits.

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Jul 3, 2020

Does the “Perfect Divorce” Exist?

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With the Right Mindset & Goals, Great Outcomes Can be Achieved Last year, the New York Times ran a multimedia project titled The Perfect Divorce. The piece told the story of one couple’s journey from love to divorce, with changing priorities and life crossroads along the way, followed by an amicable split and continued pursuit of happiness. Which leads us to the question: does the perfect divorce exist?

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Jul 3, 2020

Maryland COVID-19 Divorce & Family Law FAQs, Resources

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Important Information & Tips for Family Law and Divorce in Maryland During the Coronavirus Pandemic There have been many pressing concerns and changes to our daily lives as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. For individuals beginning the process of divorce, or in need of a hearing or motion for any number of other family law matters, the pandemic put everything on pause.

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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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