Divorce Archives - Zirkin and Schmerling Law

Benefits of Choosing a Mutual Consent Divorce

No matter the situation, divorce is a stressful process that can take an emotional toll on all parties, including children. There are often waiting periods and legal proceedings to go through in addition to resolving alimony and property division. However, despite the imposition of going through a divorce, many couples understand that it’s inevitable and […]

Is My Ex Wife Entitled to My Compensation?

It’s frustrating to think that the moment you get a personal injury settlement, your ex could get their hands on it. What if they could stake a claim to some or all of your settlement money? When you ask a Maryland family law attorney whether your ex can take your settlement, the frustrating answer will […]

Can I Get My Ex to Pay More Child Support?

In an ideal world, the child support system would be easy to navigate and automatic.  It would be wonderful if child support payments were automatically adjusted every year based off of cost of living and income changes….but unfortunately “automatic adjustments” do not exist for child support. Child support can be determined both as a result […]

The 14 Do’s & Don’ts of Divorce

Over the years, I have helped guide many clients through many divorces, both amicable and and not so amicable. I have seen firsthand what an emotional and difficult process it can be to exit a marriage that was supposed to last forever. I have also gathered some easy-to-follow pointers to help my clients who find […]

10 Factors a Judge Considers in a Maryland Custody Case

When you’re going through a divorce and the child custody process, it may feel as though the state of Maryland is suddenly snooping into your life. Now a judge wants to know all kinds of details about your finances, relationships, home setup, and parenting style. A family law and child custody attorney can help you […]

Do You Need a Divorce During Coronavirus?

People are stuck inside their homes during the coronavirus pandemic, causing long-standing friction to come to a boiling point. Anger and arguments are arising in some families – sometimes escalating to the point of violence. Soon after the pandemic hit, there was a sharp rise in domestic violence reports. Children and spouses are at a […]

Custody Withholding During Coronavirus

The coronavirus has wreaked havoc on many couples’ custody agreements causing disruptions in schedules and co-parenting relationships. Maryland’s stay at home order specifically delineates that parents are required to follow whatever custody order they have for their minor children. However, many parents are withholding their children from the other parents, stating that they are worried […]