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Quickie Divorce? Understanding the Timeline of the Divorce Process

Posted by Sarah I. Malik on March 6, 2018 at 4:50 PM Comments comments (0)

We have all heard of the quickie wedding (last minute elopement or rash decision in Vegas), but, unfortunately, most divorces are not as quick. Sometimes, the divorce process can take longer than an actual marriage. One of the most common questions family law attorneys field is “how long will this case take?” The long and the short of it is, longer than you think if you do not plan strategically!


In Maryland, most case...

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Back to School Season - Understanding Different Physical Custody Options

Posted by Sarah I. Malik on August 22, 2017 at 10:45 PM Comments comments (1)

With summer almost behind us, parents and children will be returning to their back-to-school schedules.  For parents that are in the process of separating, it is important to understand that in establishing a physical custody schedule for their children, schedules can change throughout the year.  Specifically, the physical custody schedule can be different for the academic year versus the summer.  This is a significant point to understand because a parent may hav...

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Increasing the Likelihood of Success in Mediation

Posted by Sarah I. Malik on July 10, 2017 at 3:00 PM Comments comments (2)

When parents or couples decide to separate, pursue a divorce or are considering a modification of a family related matter, their decision to pursue mediation is likely due to their interest to keep the matter civilized, efficient and save money. These objectives are more likely to be met if the parties prepare for the mediation in a number of different ways.


First, prepare emotionally. This may be obvious but sometimes folks ar...

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Consider Mediation - Resolving Family Matters in Peace

Posted by Sarah I. Malik on September 16, 2013 at 2:05 PM Comments comments (0)

Published in Lakelands Kentlands Life magazine - August 2013


What comes to mind when most people think about custody or divorce cases?  Unpleasant, emotional, scary and stressful litigation.  While some couples and families that are transitioning to a new phase of life participate in a legal battle, all do not have to.  Most family matters can be resolved amicably if the parties are ready, willing and...

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