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Mistakes divorced parents should avoid with teens

Raising a teen can be challenging even during the best of times. However, divorced parents in Maryland may have some extra hurdles to clear. As children turn into teens, co-parents might feel like they are nearly at the end of a long road and ease up on their communication with one another. This can be a mistake.

Unique circumstances in LGBT divorce issues

Going through a divorce for any Maryland couple can be difficult, especially if there are marital assets or children involved. However, going through a divorce within the LGBT community can be even more difficult due to the unique stressors and legal complications that the community faces.

Staying in the marital home after a divorce

When Maryland couples decide to divorce, handling what to do with the family home can be one of the most challenging questions. It can be one of the most substantial assets held by a couple, and people may also have strong emotional ties to the house. Especially when kids are involved, parents may want to see their children remain in the same home if it is financially possible. There are a number of issues for people to consider before finalizing their decision.

Considerations for judges in calculating spousal, child support

After a divorce, some people in Maryland might be required to pay child and spousal support. Each state has its own system for calculating these, but courts also have a certain amount of discretion in determining what a person will pay. They may look beyond each person's income.

Fighting for custody? These tips can help

Men sometimes get the short end of the stick when it comes to child custody in divorce. While they may be fantastic fathers, the reality is that most men are the breadwinners and were unlikely to be home as much as the children's mothers. That means that the men have less experience raising their children and may not even have had the time to participate in activities that their children were part of.