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January Dubbed Divorce Month

In Maryland and throughout the country, January has become known as “divorce month.” Statistics show that most divorces happen in March and August, but filings spike in January. Legal experts believe that the rise in filings after the New Year is due to one reason: People don’t want to file during the holidays. It is…

Divorce, Real Estate & Short Sales

GUEST BLOG: “Understanding Your Options – A Guide to Divorce, Real Estate & Short Sales”

By: Jackie Daley, Broker/Owner – Jackie Daley Realty (Columbia, MD) As a Real Estate Broker, I frequently work with couples who are facing, or have previously gone through, a separation and/or divorce.  When simultaneously handling a divorce and real estate transaction, the desire to “get it over quickly” often leads to bad decisions with long…

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Judge Discusses Benefits of Adoption

Just days after she finalized adoption for 10 families in a Prince George County court, Judge Beverly Woodard spoke with a local news reporter about how adoption has affected her personally. The judge, who specializes in cases involving child abuse and other kinds of abuse, told of remembering the feeling of adopting her own daughter.…