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Bruce Stern
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Technology and the Single Parent
Recent Medical Studies Reveal the Importance of Children Taking a Break From Their Electronic Devices and Communicating the Old Fashioned Way Being
a parent is hard, being a single working parent is harder.   The plethora of new technological devices has
be...

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What Happens If You Win the Powerball Lottery Tonight and are Going Through a Divorce?
IF YOU WIN THE POWERBALL LOTTERY TONIGHT AND ARE
GOING THROUGH A DIVORCE, WHAT HAPPENS TO YOUR WINNINGS? Tonight, there is a good chance that
someone (or perhaps several people or groups of people) will win the record
$1.5 billion Powerball lottery jackpot ...

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Who can a Child call "Mom"? A Court decides.
In a
decision released earlier this month, a New Jersey Court was called upon to
decide whether an eight year old child can call his soon to be step-mother “Mom.”   The child’s biological mother took issue with
the child calling her ex-husband’s fiancé “Mom...

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A recent blog post on people's post holiday interest in getting divorced.

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A New Year's Resolution for Many: Get Divorced
Post-Holiday Divorce
Inquiries Spike as Individuals Vow to be Happier Next Year The
holidays are almost upon us.   On December
26 th , as many people will hit the malls to return unwanted Christmas
presents and shop post-holiday sales, others will go online...

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My recent post on the decline in First Time Home Buyers and the impact it may have on the DMV real estate market.

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No Fault Divorces in Maryland: Divorce by Mutual Consent
Effective October 1, 2015, Maryland has adopted a no fault ground for divorce in the state.  Maryland residents can now get divorced on the basis of "mutual consent."  The legislature has limited application of this ground for divorce and to qualify for a d...

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WARNING: SIGN AN AFFIDAVIT OF PATERNITY AT YOUR OWN RISK
In a recent decision, the Maryland Court of Special Appeals
held that an individual was obligated to pay child support for two children
even though the children were not his.   In Davis v. Wicomico
County, Jessica Cook gave birth to twin boys.   Shortly aft...

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IKEA AND DIVORCE: MARITAL STRESS IN THE STORE’S AISLES AND AT HOME
A Wall Street
Journal article this week questioned, “Can Your Relationship Handle IKEA?”    IKEA, a popular, Swedish furniture retailer,
has stores across the United States and three in the Metropolitan D.C. area.   For those who have not shopped at IKEA, f...

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Pit Bulls and Children
I recently responded to a post on the legal web site Avvo and thought the issue was worth addressing on my blog.  The poster was concerned that his ex-wife, with whom he shares joint custody of a minor child with, was moving in with her boyfriend who owns a...
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