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How To Navigate The Holidays and Co-Parenting

Posted by Sarah I. Malik on December 4, 2018 at 11:55 AM Comments comments (0)

With the holiday season upon us, challenges in co-parenting are more present than ever. Providing a holiday season that is memorable and stress -free for your children may be the greatest gift you can give them. For co-parents, here are a few tips that can help the entire family enjoy the holidays.


Be on top of the schedule. Review your agreement or court order in advance (especially if you have not looked it...

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My Child Is 18 - Now What?

Posted by Sarah I. Malik on July 13, 2018 at 2:45 PM Comments comments (0)

Once your child turns 18 and graduates high school, he or she is no longer a child in the eyes of the law. While it may be scary to think that your child is actually an adult, the fact of the matter is that they now have the legal right to govern their own life. So what does that mean for you?


Child Support - The legal obligation to support your child ends. While many parents will continue to support their children in other ways (...

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Navigating Academics in Two Homes

Posted by Sarah I. Malik on November 8, 2017 at 11:15 AM Comments comments (0)

Children that are in the middle of their parents' divorce have an increased likelihood of suffering academically. Even after a divorce is finalized, there is a chance that their academics may decline if the parents are not on the same page regarding managing academic needs and expectations. In addition to the emotional changes a child is working through, the differing parenting styles and expectations of each home can have an impact on how a child performs in school.

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Tweeting About Your Family Case? Think Again.

Posted by Sarah I. Malik on June 15, 2017 at 5:40 PM Comments comments (1)

It is more likely than not, you, your child or your spouse have at least one social media account. Whether it is Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or even LinkedIn, nearly everyone has an online presence. When it comes to divorce, custody or other family law matters, the content you put on social media can be fair game in presenting one's case in court.

How do social media accounts affect family law cases? First, the content (photos or status updates)...

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Considering Relocating With Your Child?

Posted by Sarah I. Malik on June 2, 2014 at 11:50 AM Comments comments (0)

New job opportunities, wanting to live near family or simply needing a change of scenery are some of the reasons why parents consider moving out of state with their child.  When you are part of a custody order or agreement, the decision to move cannot be taken lightly. In the state of Maryland, a court can require in a custody order that if either parent seeks torelocate, that he or she provide written notice to the court at least 90 daysin advance of the relocation. ...

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Primary Parental Attachment Can Be With Two Parents

Posted by Sarah I. Malik on July 29, 2013 at 5:45 PM Comments comments (1)

Parental attachment is a common phrase thrown around during physical custody disputes. One parent will likely argue that a child has a primary attachment with him or her and that a child can only have one primaryattachment figure.  The other parent willargue that a child can have an attachment with two parents and should not “lose” physical custody because of a supposed primary attachment with the other parent.  One school of thought among psychologistsis ...

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