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Modifying Child Support Based on Income Changes in Annapolis

patrickcrawford | December 21, 2021

When you divorce or address child support outside of marriage and divorce – your child support terms are set in accordance with the financial circumstances and parental responsibilities that apply at the time. Child support in Maryland is calculated according to exacting state guidelines that incorporate wide-ranging factors. With the passage of time, however, your […]

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Why You Want a Lawyer for an Out-of-Court Divorce Settlement

Why You Want a Lawyer for an Out-of-Court Divorce Settlement

patrickcrawford | November 16, 2021

Every divorce takes a different path, and some are much rockier than others. One couple might have a divorce that takes a few weeks to finalize after they file the petition with the court, while another couple might have a case that drags on for more than a year or longer. You might think that […]

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Can a Mother Lose Custody of a Child? kid confused, divorce and child custody concept

Can a Mother Lose Custody of a Child?

patrickcrawford | October 18, 2021

Many people still assume that a mother has an automatic advantage in a child custody case. However, this has not been true in Maryland family courts for some time. The court will always look at what custody arrangement is in the best interests of the child – which, in most cases, involves both parents sharing […]

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Domestic Violence

10 Steps to Take if Your Spouse Commits Domestic Violence

patrickcrawford | October 6, 2020

If your spouse is abusive, there are specific steps you can employ to help protect yourself and your children. Further, a compassionate protective orders lawyer in Annapolis will help you face this devastating situation and obtain the legal answers you need. If your spouse has engaged in domestic violence, you are living through a very […]

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Annapolis Marital Property Division Lawyer

FAQs about QDROs

patrickcrawford | August 10, 2020

Dividing property in a Maryland divorce is especially complex when you have retirement savings and benefits. It is important to have the help of an attorney who handles qualified domestic relations orders (QDROs) in Annapolis if you need to divide retirement accounts.   Divorce can be stressful and emotionally draining, and then you add the […]

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Detailed Parenting Plan

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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