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Signs you are Co-Parenting with a Narcissist

patrickcrawford | February 21, 2024

Marriage can become difficult when one spouse has a personality disorder or mental health condition that affects marital communication. When there are children involved, the situation can become even more complicated.    The term “narcissist” has become more familiar and well-known in the last few years as people are starting to recognize behaviors that fit […]


How to File for Divorce in Maryland

patrickcrawford | January 30, 2024

In this article, you’ll learn the three different ways to approach a divorce in Maryland, the residency requirements for filing, the documents you’ll need, and the steps required. Filing for divorce in Maryland just got a lot easier after some new laws took effect in October of 2023. Discuss your options with an Annapolis divorce […]


Maryland Divorce Laws

patrickcrawford | January 22, 2024

Divorce laws in Maryland are always being changed and updated—sometimes in small ways, sometimes in massive ways. So, staying abreast of the latest developments is a smart idea if you are considering filing for divorce. For example, as of October 2023, Maryland stopped offering “limited divorces.” This was Maryland’s version of legal separation.    Nothing […]


How Long Does It Take to Receive Child Support After Filing?

patrickcrawford | January 1, 2024

After your child support order is finalized, you can expect to wait 30-60 days to receive your first child support payment. Once the Maryland court issues the child support order, the Child Support Administration (CSA) will generally issue an Earnings Withholding Order (EWO) in conjunction with it. If the parent paying child support works a […]


How Far Behind Does Child Support Get Before a Warrant Is Issued?

patrickcrawford | December 8, 2023

While there isn’t necessarily a set amount of back child support that will trigger a warrant being issued. Legally speaking, even failing to pay $1 in child support is against the law. Maryland Code of Family Law section 10-203 is rarely going to be enforced like that, but that is the letter of the law. […]


What Should I Do Immediately After Divorce?

patrickcrawford | November 30, 2023

Although “divorce parties” are real, at the Law Office of Patrick Crawford, we recommend doing a few more things in addition to celebrating. There will be some loose ends to tie up after your divorce is finished. It’s important to take care of these issues quickly to protect yourself. Get a Copy of Your Divorce […]


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