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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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Child Support in Maryland – It’s A Child’s Right

patrickcrawford | December 18, 2018

We recently covered a story about spousal support guidelines and states that are using them to replace what was traditionally deemed alimony. Similar to child support guidelines, they are based on a mathematical calculation of economic means with the moneyed spouse making financial contributions to the household of the non-monied spouse for a specific amount […]

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What About Child Support Payments When My Ex is Unemployed?

patrickcrawford | December 5, 2018

We recently read an article in Forbes magazine about a family law judge in Connecticut who ordered both parties in a divorce battle to turn over the passwords to their social network accounts. You can read about the case here.

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