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January 2017 Archives

Mother in fight for child custody over medicinal marijuana use

A mother is currently fighting for the return of her daughter after authorities removed the child from her care. The matter came about because the mother gave the child a homemade concoction that included marijuana in an effort to soothe the child's symptoms of a seizure. The matter has caused a great deal of outrage within the community, with people deeply divided over how the child custody case should be handled. For parents in Maryland and elsewhere who are advocates of medical marijuana, this case serves as a warning of the potential consequences.

The importance of insuring alimony payments during divorce

When two people go through a divorce, money matters are often a top priority. For some, alimony is an important component of a financial settlement. Having access to ongoing spousal support payments can make a world of difference in the budget of a spouse who set aside his or her own career goals to raise a family or support the career path of a partner. However, many Maryland residents fail to understand the importance of insuring those payments. 

High-asset divorce rates spike after the holidays

For many Maryland couples, spending time together during the holidays is something less than joyful. When a marriage has been in trouble for some time, having to spend more time together in the weeks between Thanksgiving and New Years can highlight marital difficulties. That leads to a spike in high asset divorce cases in January.