Divorce

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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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How long does a divorce take to finalize in Maryland?

patrickcrawford | December 26, 2018

Divorce is hard for everyone involved. Whether you or your spouse filed for divorce, what you want most now is to get it over with. The length of time it takes to finalize a divorce in Maryland depends on whether it is contested or uncontested. In an uncontested divorce, the parties agree to keep their […]

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Don't Use Divorce As a Weapon and Other Tips for a Happier Marriage

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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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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