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November 2017 Archives

3 crucial steps to take before divorcing in January of 2018

If you are planning to file for divorce as soon as 2018 hits, you are not alone. According to Time Magazine, January is one of the most common months for people to split up. If you are dead-set on making 2018 the year you become single again, you should do some preparing before you officially announce your divorce. 

Three things you should know about same-sex divorce in Maryland

Since 2013, Maryland has proudly held the title of the first state to legalize same-sex marriage. With it has come the less illustrious—but nonetheless important—legalization of same-sex divorce, which allows for divorce between same-sex couples on the same grounds as it does for heterosexual couples.

Could your drinking water be making you sick?

In a recently published report, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) conducted a two-year study (from 2013 to 2014) on the drinking water in 19 U.S. states—including Maryland. The results of the study identified 42 outbreaks of waterborne diseases in drinking water, from which at least 1,006 people became ill, 124 were hospitalized and 13 died.

Ways to prepare for a custody evaluation

If you are embroiled in a custody dispute with your soon-to-be ex-spouse, or the other parent of your child, the prospect of dealing with a custody evaluator probably is not welcoming. Custody evaluators are essentially investigators appointed by court or mutually agreed upon by the parties to review a number of aspects of the child’s life and issue a recommendation to the court regarding legal custody, physical custody and parenting time.

Driving hazards during the fall and how to avoid them

With October drawing to a close, you probably have noticed a change in our region. Indeed, leaves are changing, and the air seems cooler, especially in the morning. Also, the days are shorter and this means that we will all have to adjust, since daylight savings time expires this weekend.  

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