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Some common types of child custody disputes

When going through a divorce or separation, one of the most difficult parts is accepting that your children will never again have parents who are together. While you may feel guilt or anger when thinking about this, it is important that you come to a place of acceptance. From there, you will be able to move forward in a positive way and do what is truly best for your children.

When putting a child custody arrangement in place for your children, you may not agree with everything your ex wants. This is a common scenario, but you should work hard to reach an agreement so that your children are not negatively affected. The following are some common custody disputes that you should try to resolve efficiently.

How you use money can lead to divorce

Have you ever heard someone say that money causes divorce? What they probably mean is that a couple who has financial trouble is more likely to split up. That financial trouble causes stress, stress erodes the relationship, and it eventually ends.

Furthermore, what they're often really talking about is just a fundamental difference in the way that both people manage their money. It's that difference that drives a wedge into their personal relationship.

How to optimize your divorce process

Most people only go through divorce once. When they do face the process, they are largely unprepared and don't know what to expect. In addition, they are likely to be feeling emotionally overwhelmed and stressed about the events taking place in their life.

Those going through a divorce can benefit from the experiences of others who have gone through the process in the past. The following are some steps you can take to optimize the divorce process and get the settlement that you deserve.

Does my ex have malicious parent syndrome?

As a single parent, it's likely that you simply want the best for your child. If the best for your child means sharing custody with your ex, then you are probably willing to deal with this. However, it can be very frustrating when you are pursuing the best for your child while the other parent is not. If your ex is always acting in a spiteful and vindictive manner toward you, they may have malicious parent syndrome.

Malicious parent syndrome is not a medically recognized mental health condition, but it does describe a certain set of behaviors that are consistent in many parents. The following are some of the common behaviors exhibited by those with malicious parent syndrome.

The consequences of a first-offense DUI or DWI in Maryland

Everyone can make mistakes from time to time. While it's easy to have a drink and mistakenly believe that you are within the legal driving limit, taking such a risk can be a mistake that poses a danger to yourself and the public.

This is why there are penalties for those who are found to have a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .07% or higher. If you have been accused of driving under the influence in Maryland for the first time, you should take the time to understand the possible consequences.

Tips for divorcing a narcissist

Narcissists can often be difficult to identify because of their ability to hide their true character. Since narcissists are often portrayed glamorously in movies, many people have a distorted idea of the traits of a narcissist. Those who have narcissistic traits are believed to make up .5-1% of the population.

If you believe that the person you are divorcing is a narcissist, it may be because they have recently revealed to you their true colors. Many narcissists enter relationships by acting very intensely. They will be quick to sing your praises and may be overly romantic in the honeymoon phase. However, when even minor problems start to appear in a relationship, a narcissist may become hostile or extremely defensive in response to criticism. The following are some tips for navigating a divorce when you are married to a narcissist.

Avoid sabotaging your child custody battle

Fighting for child custody after a separation is a stressful time for any parent. You may start to imagine the worst-case scenario and become worried about the possibility of losing the bond you share with your children.

The vast majority of parents are able to maintain a relationship with their children when they file for custody or visitation rights. Only if you are believed to pose a risk to your child will the courts consider removing your visitation rights. However, in order to protect yourself and avoid sabotaging your child custody battle, you should avoid certain practices.

The different restraining order provisions

Those who have been a victim of domestic violence or harassment will want to protect themselves from future abuse. This can be done by filing for a Protective Order or a Peace Order. If a Peace Order is granted, then protection can be for up to six months.  If a Protective Ordered is granted, then protection can be for up to one year.  If the abuse continues, then these Orders can be extended for good cause.

Protection orders will have provisions in place that are tailored to the specific situation. If you want to protect yourself from violence or harassment, you should have a good understanding of what types of provisions can be put in place.

Understanding heroin laws in Maryland

Heroin is a drug that is associated with addiction and has become synonymous with violence. Being found in the possession of heroin or being involved with selling the drug is a crime in Maryland.

If you or a loved one has been accused of involvement with heroin use or sale, swift action should be taken so that criminal charges can be adequately dealt with. The following are some of the key things to know about heroin laws in Maryland.

Memories can evoke strong emotions in divorce

The process of divorce can bring out many emotions in you. It is essential for you to know what to expect, so you can address these issues as they come up. You might be surprised how often you feel ups and downs, especially during the first year.

One that might surprise you is the sadness that you feel. You aren't necessarily upset that your marriage is over, but you might grieve what was supposed to be. You may feel like you let yourself down because you are going through a divorce. This is normal, but try to pull yourself up out of the sadness as soon as you can.

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