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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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Aug 26, 2019

What Are The Most Common Causes of Divorce?

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Survey of the Leading Causes of Divorce in the U.S. We’re all different, our lives are different, and our relationships are different. However, so many of the issues we face along the way end up being the same. When you look at the most common causes of divorce, you’ll likely see some similarities if you’ve ever gone through it before, or if you may be facing the prospect now. Looking at these causes offers insight, and if anything, reinforces the idea that you’re never alone.

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Aug 15, 2019

The Do’s and Dont’s of Divorce Mediation in Maryland

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Maryland Divorce Mediator Offers Tips on Approaching the Process Divorce mediation in Maryland is something that more people seem willing to try these days than in the past. There’s good reason for that, too. Working with a divorce mediator, you’re likely to be able to have a more amicable and less stressful experience than a court case. This may also save you a good deal of both time and money, not to mention hassle and angst. Still, it’s important to both learn more about the divorce mediation process and also to get a sense of how you should approach it as well.

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Aug 15, 2019

Is Your Smartphone a Problem in Your Marriage?

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Communication Problems, Comparisons & Tempting Apps Among Culprits How many times a day do you check your phone? Whether you’re sending a text message, replying to or reading through emails, scrolling through apps or just zoning out with one distraction or another, we all spend way more time on your phones each and every day than we’re likely proud of or ready to admit. One symptom of this is a potential negative effect on your relationship and marriage. For instance, one recent study found that 70% of married women reported smartphones interfering with the relationship at least some of the time.

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Aug 15, 2019

Divorce, Family Law & Marriage Trends Approaching 2020

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How Divorce & Marriage in the U.S. Are Changing with Time One topic that we’ve continued to discuss here is that of the latest divorce and marriage trends in the U.S. And while we strive to educate you on what some of the most important developments are, another point we’re trying to make is that the worlds of divorce and marriage change rapidly, and reflect a changing society. Now we’re coming up on the end of a full decade, providing another opportunity to check back in and see how things have changed.

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Aug 15, 2019

How to Find the Best Divorce Lawyer for Men

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Important Tips for Finding The Right Divorce Attorney for Men For anyone who’s heading towards a divorce from their partner, finding the right attorney is always essential. In all cases, the needs and goals of each party is different, as are the specific circumstances of the marriage as well as those which have led the parties to the divorce. When you’re looking to work with a divorce lawyer for men, here are a few easy tips for finding the right one.

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