October 9th, 2020

Who can be a De Facto Parent?

The issue of “who should have custody of children” following a separation, divorce, or breakup can be multilayered and complex in even the most straightforward of cases. What happens when a third party (anyone who…

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Father with kids

August 31st, 2020

Custody Orders and Distance Learning

Normally the return to school is a busy time for families. Students look forward to seeing friends they have not seen over the summer, and parents anticipate a return to routine often absent during summer…

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June 19th, 2020

Navigating the Back-to-School Decision with Your Ex

While school just let out for the summer, many parents are thinking ahead to the fall and whether they will send their children back to school if schools open back up. It is a tough…

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Money growth

May 22nd, 2020

Business Valuations in COVID-19 World

In a matter of months, COVID-19 has had lasting effects on the economy and businesses requiring business valuators to consider its impact. On January 20, 2020, China recorded the first confirmed case of COVID-19. By…

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marital support

May 20th, 2020

The Impact of COVID-19 on Family Support Orders

COVID-19 is having a significant impact on many facets of daily life, but for some people, the most profound impact is on their financial circumstances. When parents separate or spouses divorce, one party may be…

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April 29th, 2020

From Eligibility to Child Support: Stimulus Check FAQ

The 2020 Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) includes a provision allowing some Americans to receive funds directly from the government to help cushion the economic damage inflicted by the COVID-19 pandemic.…

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April 22nd, 2020

“Spousal Distancing”- COVID-19 & Divorce

As we watch other countries begin the long recovery process from the COVID-19 crisis, we can anticipate global similarities in the tangential problems within the family caused by the pandemic. Some hoped that the lock…

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The Family Home

April 7th, 2020

Should I Stay or Should I Go in 2020

The lyrics to this popular 1980’s song by The Clash take on new meaning when thinking about Custody Orders and Parenting Agreements during this period of fear and uncertainty. This is an unprecedented time for…

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Father and son relationship

February 3rd, 2020

Do Fathers Have an Equal Opportunity to Get Custody of Their Children?

What role, if any, does a parent’s gender have in custody cases?  This analysis is not applicable to same-sex couples’ custody disputes.  However, when a child’s parents are of different genders, there is a common…

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2020 Maryland Super Lawyers

December 16th, 2019

28 Stein Sperling Attorneys on 2020 Maryland Super Lawyers List

Stein Sperling is proud to announce 28 of its attorneys have been selected for inclusion on the 2020 Maryland Super Lawyers list, including attorneys on the Top 10, Top 50, and Top 100 lists. A…

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