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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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When Domestic Violence Threatens The Unborn

By Hasson D. Barnes |

You love your husband.  He loves you.  Even though there are occasional physical encounters due to his unpredictable temper—you know he loves you.  Yes, you’ve had a few bruises, maybe even a broken bone or two.  But you know he loves you.  Your pregnancy was a blessing.  You thought it would bring you closer. … 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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Divorcing An Alzheimer’s Patient

By Hasson D. Barnes |

Are you married to someone who requires care beyond your capacity to give? If you are living with someone suffering from Alzheimer’s Disease, you may feel overwhelmed.  This degenerative disease has changed your loved one into someone you no longer recognize. The once loving, calm, and caring individual you shared your life with has… 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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Divorcing An Adulterer

By Hasson D. Barnes |

You thought your marriage was good.  Sure, there were ups and downs, but that’s all part of the process of building a life together.  Or so you thought.  Once you discovered your spouse was cheating on you, you had to admit that the marriage was untenable.  More than that, you found yourself fighting back… Read More »

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Should You Keep Your Divorce Plans To Yourself?

By Hasson D. Barnes |

For many people considering divorce, one of the first steps is to discuss the marital problems with one’s spouse.  In certain circumstances, however, that may not be a good idea.  A divorce means the two of you will be going separate ways.  That means your goals and aspirations will be vastly different.  Instead of… Read More »

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Child Custody Jurisdiction and Out-of-State Arrangements

By Hasson D. Barnes |

If you are divorced and dealing with custody issues with a former spouse who has moved outside of Maryland, you likely have myriad questions relating to jurisdiction and how to resolve disputes related to your children. Only one state may have jurisdiction; otherwise competing orders could lead to serious confusion and injustice. In Maryland,… Read More »

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Is your Ex Playing Hardball with the Kids in Divorce?

By Hasson D. Barnes |

In your mind, your marriage is over and done with.  Your feelings toward your spouse have long since waned, and, if anything, are on the negative end of the spectrum. So what’s holding you up from getting a local attorney and following through with a divorce?  If you’re worried about the possibility that your… Read More »

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Questions for your Divorce Attorney

By Hasson D. Barnes |

As your marriage unravels and you reflect on the possibility of a divorce, you probably realize that having an experienced family law attorney on your side is an incredibly important thing.  But how do you know if you’re getting the representation you need?  The initial consultation can reveal some very important information, if you… Read More »

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