Eight Ways That Money Destroys Relationships

It’s often said that “money isn’t everything”, but when it comes to marriage, disagreements over finances can test even the best relationship. In theory, marriages should be easier today in regards to money. There is an abundance of money advice for couples, a greater number of dual-income families, and the standard of living has risen…

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Creating A New Type of Marriage

The first Monday in January can be a challenging day for most people. The merriment and celebration of the holiday season has drawn to a close and it’s time to head back to the reality of the office. But for divorce lawyers, the day has another significance and is commonly referred to as “Divorce Monday”….

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Secrets To A Happy Marriage

We’ve all heard that “love makes the world go ’round”, but the history of marriage says otherwise. Today, it’s hard to imagine a marriage not based on love, but historically, marriages were more of an economic and political arrangement and love was not even part of the equation. According to the book “Marriage, a History:…

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Anticipation Abounds!

As I write this, it’s the morning after the U of MD vs Georgetown basketball game – a rivalry rekindled after many years of not playing each other. I was at the game last night, being an avid fan of basketball in general and of Maryland in particular. I graduated from MD in the late…

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Upcoming Changes to Social Security Benefits

At the beginning of November, President Obama signed into law some sweeping changes regarding Social Security benefits, marking the most significant reforms since 1983. As part of the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015, the new laws were intended to prevent a government shutdown, but they will also end popular Social Security claiming strategies for couples…

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Travel Tip: Quebec City

I recently traveled with my family to the capital of the Quebec province and found that it lives up to its reputation as the crown jewel of French Canada. Quebec City is one of the oldest European settlements in North America and indeed it has that European flare. The city is very walkable and safe….

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Various Types of Child Custody in Maryland

Determining child custody is a difficult decision whether it’s due to divorce or as a result of some other type of relationship. Under Maryland law, neither the mother nor father is favored for custody, and both parents are the presumed custodians of their children. This can pose challenges when grandparents or other caregivers seek custody…

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