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Separation Before a Maryland Divorce

patrickcrawford | January 21, 2020

Many people choose to try a period of separation from their spouse before they decide to get divorced. Some spouses are able to reconcile and never file for divorce, while others realize they prefer living apart and pursue the dissolution of their marriage. Separation is not the same thing as divorce, as it does not […]

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The Importance of a Detailed Parenting Plan

patrickcrawford | December 26, 2019

Divorce can be more difficult when you have children for many reasons. First, worrying about the emotional effect of divorce on your kids can be stressful, as each child will handle the situation in a different way. There are also practical concerns as well as emotional ones, as you will need to settle on a […]

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Facing the Holidays During a Divorce

patrickcrawford | November 11, 2019

Many people look forward to the winter holiday season each year, and they enjoy decorating the house, planning gatherings, buying presents, and more. However, if you have a divorce pending, you might not be looking forward to the holidays as much. You have a lot on your mind, and you might be wondering what the […]

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Types of Protective Orders in Maryland

patrickcrawford | October 22, 2019

Domestic violence leads to many divorces in the Annapolis area. However, if you have been the victim of domestic violence, there are immediate steps you can take to protect yourself and your children immediately. The divorce process can take time, but the right protective order lawyer in Annapolis can help you seek the right court […]

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Co-Parenting Tips for Parents Who Share Custody

patrickcrawford | September 18, 2019

When two parents are getting divorced, it can be easy for negative emotions to take center stage. However, if you allow your negative emotions to continue throughout your divorce and afterward, it can have an emotionally adverse effect on your child. Child custody will be a major part of any divorce case when the spouses […]

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When Should You Fight for Sole Custody?

patrickcrawford | August 28, 2019

There was a time in the not-so-distant past that the legal system generally favored mothers in custody disputes. The consensus was that children belong with their mothers. Over the years, courts have come to recognize that – except for in extreme situations – children fare best when they spend a considerable amount of time with […]

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