Divorce

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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Resolving Child-Related Issues in a Divorce

patrickcrawford | May 27, 2019

While a divorce happens between two spouses, the end of a marriage will undoubtedly have a serious effect on your children, as well. The law recognizes that a child’s life can be significantly impacted by a divorce, and it sets out protections for a child’s interests. Courts will require parents to have determinations for child […]

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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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