5 Things You Should Know About High Net Worth Divorce Cases

Due to the amount and diversity of assets owned by the parties, high-net-worth divorces in the DMV area are more time-intensive and challenging than most divorces.  Five things you should keep in mind:  1. The Importance of Financial Documentation Acquire original documents: retirement, bank, and other financial account statements; deeds to real property; mortgage statements; […]

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Avoid These Common Mistakes Made In Settlement Discussions

Litigating Instead of Making an Agreement Divorce, including custody and property issues, is an emotional and sometimes costly experience. Coming to an agreement with your spouse has plenty of benefits over litigating: Making an agreement lets you and your spouse or significant other control the outcome of your case instead of letting a judge, who […]

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What is a “Best Interest Attorney”?

A Best Interest Attorney, also known as a BIA, is an attorney appointed by the Court for the purpose of protecting a child’s best interest. A BIA is not bound by a child’s “directives or objectives.” Maryland Rule 9-205.1 governs the appointment of an attorney for a child. There are also Maryland Guidelines for Practice […]

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What is a Child Custody Evaluation?

A custody evaluation is a helpful tool in contested custody cases for the parents and/or the court in determining what legal and physical custody arrangement is in your child(ren)’s best interest. When custody or access/visitation disputes arise in a custody case or during separation or divorce proceedings, a party may request, or a judge may […]

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MHW presents “Breaking [Up] Bad: Custody Roles, Rules and Trends” for mental health professionals

This program, on May 16, 2021, from 9 am to 12:15 pm, is sponsored by the Association of Practicing Psychologists, Montgomery-Prince George’s Counties, Inc. For registration information, go to APPonline.org. Child custody and visitation case law, rules and procedures in Maryland courts have seen some dramatic changes in recent years, and continue to evolve. Mental […]

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