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Not Sure If Divorce Is For You?

By Hasson D. Barnes |

Anyone who’s contemplated divorce but couldn’t decide with certainty whether it was the right path or not is certainly less than happy with their marriage.  But divorce is a humongous, generally final step, and it’s often difficult to know if or when it’s the right time to move forward with it, especially if there’s… Read More »

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Prepare For The Discovery Process In Divorce

By Hasson D. Barnes |

If you’re headed for divorce, you should know that you’re about to be faced with multiple documents, meetings, and, yes, headaches. Divorce can be a time-consuming process to be sure. A significant part of the divorce process relates to discovery, the sharing of information with the opposing side of the divorce: 1-    You’ll be… Read More »

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Intimate Partner Violence Among Transgender Individuals

By Hasson D. Barnes |

Domestic violence is a monumental public health concern in Maryland, impacting survivors and their families in bewilderingly distressing ways. Behaviors among partners that result in physical, psychological, or sexual harm can cause damage that is profound and ongoing. When this kind of aggression is added to the known safety issues that transgender individuals face… Read More »

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Your Maryland Divorce Questions Answered

By Hasson D. Barnes |

If you are contemplating a divorce, you likely have myriad questions about what you’re in for. Here is a quick guide to the laws surrounding divorce in the state of Maryland: What are the grounds for divorce?  Maryland’s absolute divorce is basically the dissolution of marriage, whereas a limited divorce is just a legal… Read More »

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Be Prepared For A Rollercoaster If You’re Divorcing A Narcissist

By Hasson D. Barnes |

If you are divorcing a narcissist, you already know that person’s characteristics, and are somewhat prepared for a bit of a challenge ahead. You know from experience that a narcissist is focused on winning, and with that comes loss for you. How can you mitigate the difficulties of divorce when you’re up against someone… Read More »

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Senior Citizens Experience Domestic Violence, Too

By Hasson D. Barnes |

Sexual, physical, verbal, emotional violence: it’s a fact of life for many Americans.  But just imagine it’s your grandfather.  He experiences violence on a regular basis at the hands of his spouse.  Or perhaps it’s a beloved auntie who’s battered in her own home.  While it’s difficult to imagine that our vulnerable relatives and… Read More »

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Virtual Visitation As Part Of Your Custody Agreement

By Hasson D. Barnes |

When parents divorce, it can be very difficult to maintain a strong and healthy relationship with children for a parent who lives far away, travels a lot, or works hours that are incongruous with the children’s school and activity schedule.  Of course, shared custody is ideal for everyone involved, but in some cases it’s… Read More »

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Time For A Divorce Shower

By Hasson D. Barnes |

A divorce shower? You’ve got to be kidding! Since when do people celebrate the end of a marriage? Actually, it’s happening more often than you might think.  And why not? When you split up, it generally means splitting up all the stuff you have.  Maybe you no longer have a crock pot, a spatula,… Read More »

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Special Considerations In Gray Divorce

By Hasson D. Barnes |

While the divorce rates overall are declining across the country, for older couples, say, in their 50’s and older, the rate has been steadily increasing in recent years.  In fact, the senior divorce rate has actually doubled since 1990.  And while the reasons for splitting are as varied as the couples themselves, the issues… Read More »

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Child In Need Of Assistance

By Hasson D. Barnes |

Children: our most cherished resource. When they are not properly cared for, it breaks our hearts.  Yet across this country, children suffer abuse and neglect, unable to rely on the adults entrusted to care for them. Are some of those children your own?  Do you have a former spouse that you believe is not… Read More »

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