How Much Does a Divorce Cost in Maryland? Factors & Resources to Consider

How Much Does a Divorce Cost in Maryland?

{Updated from original post on October 5, 2016}  One of the questions that we get asked most frequently by new and prospective family law clients is ” how much does a divorce cost? ”  It’s certainly an understandable question. People who are facing separation and divorce are typically frightened, overwhelmed and looking for quantifiable information to…

The true cost of a custody battle

The True Cost of a Custody Battle

There is probably not a more important, or emotionally-charged, issue in separation and divorce than that of child custody. Custody involves not only the amount of time that each parent gets to spend with his or her children; it also encompasses the right to make major, life-shaping decisions for the children. Certainly, this is not…

Understanding the pros and cons of divorce mediation

Pros and Cons of Divorce Mediation

Divorce vs. Mediation – And the Winner is… If you are seeking information regarding the pros and cons of divorce mediation in Maryland, chances are that you’re hoping to end your marriage as quickly and inexpensively as possible.   While most people understand the role that a divorce lawyer plays in the divorce process, many…

Child holding on to parent

Joint Custody Considerations

Under Maryland law, custody of a minor child is defined in terms of “legal custody”; “ physical custody ”; “sole custody”; “shared custody” and “ joint custody ”. When making a custody determination, Maryland judges and magistrates apply a legal standard known as the “child’s best interests” and determine where the residence of the child…