Divorce

Annapolis Child Custody Lawyer

Who has Custody of a Child When the Parents are Not Married?

patrickcrawford | June 8, 2020

When a mother has a newborn, that mother will automatically have all of the legal parental rights and responsibilities of a mother who was married. These include the right to physical custody and the responsibility to support the child financially and emotionally. Statistics by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that 39.2 percent […]

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How Domestic Violence Can Impact a Divorce Case

patrickcrawford | May 25, 2020

When domestic violence occurs in your home, your priority should be to ensure the safety of you and your children. However, this type of event can also lead you to file for divorce against an abusive spouse. Many people in this situation wonder how domestic violence might impact the divorce process, and what their rights […]

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Contracts Between Spouses: Protect Your Rights

patrickcrawford | March 30, 2020

While marriage might seem like a romantic prospect to many people, it is essentially a legal agreement and relationship between two spouses. In some situations, people planning to marry or who are already married can benefit from signing legal contracts that help define certain terms of their relationship. If you think that you might want […]

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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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