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Steps Leading up to Divorce

By Hasson D. Barnes |

There’s nothing pleasant about divorce, yet roughly half of couples opt to pursue the legal termination to marriage.  What happens to the marital relationship that brings people to this point?  One counselor shares the top five reasons that couples say lead to giving up on marriage. They Don’t Communicate  When daily chores become part… Read More »

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Celebrity Divorces Cost Millions

By Hasson D. Barnes |

While property settlement issues are never easy, when huge amounts of money are involved, the eye-popping settlements can provide both former spouses with luxury living for years to come.  Such is the case in many celebrity divorces, where well-known stars wind up paying spouses millions when the marriage falls apart. Property Division in Maryland… Read More »

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You Want a Divorce, but Can’t Locate your Spouse: Now What?

By Hasson D. Barnes |

Is your marriage on the rocks?  Maybe the daily grind of bills, kids, work, and life in general has become so stressful you just don’t know how to manage it all anymore? Perhaps you’re contemplating divorce.  But there’s one big problem: your spouse has skipped out on you and left you holding the bag. … Read More »

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The Science of a Peaceful Divorce

By Hasson D. Barnes |

Peaceful divorce?  Believe it or not, it’s not impossible.  Recent studies have identified some of the triggers to emotional discord in the process of divorce.  As you navigate the way forward, you can make conscious decisions to avoid these pitfalls, improving the sense of calm for both you and your spouse throughout this typically… Read More »

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Breaking the News that You Want a Divorce

By Hasson D. Barnes |

How do you summon up the courage to tell your spouse that you’re not in love anymore?  Will you shout out cruelly in a moment of anger or frustration that you’ve had it and you want to split?  Or will you avoid the discussion all together, and simply have the papers served at work,… Read More »

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When Kids get the Worst of the Divorce: Parental Alienation

By Hasson D. Barnes |

It makes sense that divorcing couples may not be too fond of one another; that’s why they’re splitting up, right?  A certain degree of –hopefully temporary—animosity is to be expected.  But the fact of the matter is, real problems can develop when one partner puts the kids in the line of fire.  Commonly known… Read More »

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Your Divorce Attorney Wants to Know

By Hasson D. Barnes |

If your marriage is on its last leg, you may have a lot of questions about your emotional, financial, and social well-being moving forward.  Divorce is a big move, and a knowledgeable Maryland divorce attorney can help to answer those questions and more.  Likewise, your attorney will have some questions for you! Discussion Topics … Read More »

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Divorce & Your Business

By Hasson D. Barnes |

As a business owner who is facing a divorce, you likely have a number of questions about your livelihood after the split.  Will your spouse be entitled to a portion of your business?  Will you have to buy out, or consider selling the business all together?  If you keep the business, will your ex… Read More »

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Is a Collaborative Divorce for you?

By Hasson D. Barnes |

We’ve all heard the horror stories: couples who call it quits and spend months—or even years, bickering and engaging in dirty tricks, accomplishing nothing more than providing multiple attorneys with a big pay day.  Is that the way divorce has to be?  The short answer is: absolutely not! A Better Way  Clearly, if you… Read More »

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Coronavirus and Rising Divorce Rates

By Hasson D. Barnes |

Since the end of February, one government office in China has been bombarded with over 300 requests for divorce, an unprecedented number. Across the country, since the coronavirus outbreak, there has been a deluge of divorce requests.  What’s behind the staggering increase in couples seeking to split in China, and will we see a… Read More »

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