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Don’t Make These Divorce Mistakes!

By Hasson D. Barnes |

People who are hit hard by the thought of a divorce sometimes take a while to recover from the shock to the system, and wind up making critical errors simply because their judgment isn’t up to par.  That’s why it’s so important to have a local trusted divorce attorney working in tandem with you—so… Read More »

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The Worst Time For Divorce: When You’re Pregnant

By Hasson D. Barnes |

As a pregnant woman, what could possibly be the impetus for a divorce?  We generally think of pregnancy as a time of excitement as the happy couple plans to expand their family.  But that stereotype simply doesn’t match up with the reality for many.  If you are going to be dealing with both a… Read More »

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Is A 50/50 Shared Custody Arrangement Possible In Your Divorce?

By Hasson D. Barnes |

Custody issues are the most complex and emotionally charged issues in many divorces.  Although back in the 70’s mothers were virtually always given sole custody of children in a divorce, times have changed. A father’s impact on his children, not to mention his rights and responsibilities in regard to them, has gained greater recognition… Read More »

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Is The Divorce Surge Waning, Or Is The Continuing Pandemic Still Fueling It?

By Hasson D. Barnes |

Globally, divorce has seen quite a pandemic uptick.  The first year of lockdowns that shoved everyone into endless hours together seemed to increase the irritation meter phenomenally, stressing a lot of relationships to the breaking point. While marriages that were shaky to begin with were the most at risk, even newlyweds and those in… Read More »

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Eight Tips For A Smoother Divorce

By Hasson D. Barnes |

Divorce is fun—said no one ever!  There’s no question that divorce can be one of the most stressful times in a person’s life.  That being said, there are things you can do to reduce the challenges.  And while a lot of this stuff is common sense—it’s worth noting that many divorcees can’t seem to… Read More »

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Divorce Trauma: Who Gets The Dog?

By Hasson D. Barnes |

If you’ve decided that divorce is the right move for you, you’ve likely already thought about the upcoming property division.  You get the golf clubs, your spouse gets the four-wheeler; you get the Chrysler, your spouse gets the Jeep.  But often one of the most difficult decisions revolves around who gets the family pet. … Read More »

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Can You Relate To Bill & Melinda Gates’ Unhappiness?

By Hasson D. Barnes |

The world was surprised—if not shocked—to hear that Bill and Melinda Gates were calling it quits.  After 27 years of marriage, one of the richest power couples in the world are joining the club of gray divorcees.  How does the flame go out for seemingly happy and productive couples after decades together? The Gates’… Read More »

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Will Your Marriage End Along With The Pandemic?

By Hasson D. Barnes |

The expected surge of divorce that was predicted by many due to the strains of the pandemic never did occur.  In fact, just the opposite was true across the country, as divorce numbers sharply declined throughout 2020 according to a study by Bowling Green University.  More than 300,000 fewer couples split up than statistically… Read More »

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Why Americans Divorce & How To Get Started In Maryland

By Hasson D. Barnes |

If you are considering a divorce, you’re not alone.  Although divorce rates have been declining in the last decade (as have marriage rates), there are still plenty of divorces filed across the country every day. For every 1,000 marriages in America each year, about 15 couples file for divorce.  For whatever the reasons, some… Read More »

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Looking For A Good Divorce Attorney?

By Hasson D. Barnes |

You need a divorce attorney.  Yesterday.  You’re overwhelmed with your spouse’s announcement that the marriage is over, and your head is spinning as you look at the endless list of firms advertising divorce attorneys on the internet.  How are you supposed to make heads or tails of it all?  Choosing the right attorney to… Read More »

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