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Can I Change My Child’s Last Name After a Divorce?

patrickcrawford | April 24, 2019

The process of changing names following a divorce is not as simple as it is when a spouse takes the name of their partner upon getting married. At The Law Office of Patrick Crawford, we understand how difficult it can be to live with your family having different names and want to make the transition […]

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Divorce and Separation through a Child’s eye

patrickcrawford | March 20, 2019

There is a counselor who once said that if parents could stop being mad and remember what their children need most, divorce would be less painful. It is unfortunate that when spouses hurt each other, and they decide to go their separate ways, they get into some unhealthy form of competition, which ends up hurting […]

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5 Types Of Child Custody

patrickcrawford | March 12, 2019

Divorce is a difficult and confusing time. When children are involved, the stakes are exponentially higher. Determining who receives custody of the children is often an emotionally fraught process that takes place in family court. In Maryland, the best interests of the child determine child custody. There are many kinds of child custody related to […]

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How should I prepare for my separation?

patrickcrawford | February 28, 2019

During the process of separating before a divorce, people often wonder what they should and should not do. Here are some guidelines. Divide your accounts. Take any money to which you believe you are entitled from any joint accounts and put that money into a separate account titled to you only. Doing so will ensure […]

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How is child support calculated in Annapolis?

patrickcrawford | February 12, 2019

Maryland like most states, hold each parent accountable for the welfare of the child. An Annapolis child support lawyer can explain the Maryland Child Support Guidelines (MSCG), legal entitlements and answer questions about enforcement or modifications as part of the divorce process. In 2017, the National Vital Statistics System reported divorce rates per 1,000 total […]

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Can the Custodial Parent deny Visitation Rights in Maryland?

patrickcrawford | January 29, 2019

When couples divorce, one of the biggest concerns is the custody of their minor children. Even after the court has set up custody and visitation schedules, each parent may still feel uneasy about the situation. It means having to cope with raw emotions, while also accepting that each parent is living a new life. This […]

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