Month: December 2018

Annapolis Divorce Lawyer

How long does a divorce take to finalize in Maryland?

patrickcrawford | December 26, 2018

Divorce is hard for everyone involved. Whether you or your spouse filed for divorce, what you want most now is to get it over with. The length of time it takes to finalize a divorce in Maryland depends on whether it is contested or uncontested. In an uncontested divorce, the parties agree to keep their […]

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Annapolis Spousal Support Lawyer

Can Spousal Support be Modified?

patrickcrawford | December 20, 2018

There are many myths surrounding the issue of spousal support and relying on false assumptions can lead to unfortunate misunderstandings. This is why it’s important to understand that spousal support is very different from child support, relying on its own set of rules. By taking the time to learn about these rules and by consulting […]

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Don’t Use Divorce As a Weapon and Other Tips for a Happier Marriage

patrickcrawford | December 18, 2018

Today’s blog is about a good friend who married a long time ago, and she likes to tell a story about the ground rules she and her husband established way back then. She said they mutually decided on a few basic principles for their marriage and to this day, she boasts, they have served her […]

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Substance Abuse by Your Ex: Is it time to modify child custody?

patrickcrawford | December 18, 2018

Without question, Hollywood celebrity and actor Charlie Sheen has gotten quite a lot of press over the years regarding his domestic situations. He has been married and divorced three times, he has children by at least three different women, and allegations of substance abuse and domestic violence have been a long-running backstory to his life. […]

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Marriage Infidelity: Suing a mistress for alienation of affection

patrickcrawford | December 18, 2018

In English and other languages, there are many terms for a mistress: doxy, fancy woman, adulteress, courtesan, concubine, etc. While these terms almost exclusively are applied to females, there is certainly no lack of “male mistresses” in this world, but what label would we give to them? Mister doesn’t seem to fit the bill, and […]

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Using Technology in Adoptions

patrickcrawford | December 18, 2018

Like many other family law attorneys, adoption is an issue that presents itself every once in a while but certainly not as often as divorce or custody cases. According to the US Department of Health & Human Services, there are 107,000 children and youth in foster care waiting to be adopted and a multiple number […]

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