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What Can We Learn (NOT to do) From Kanye West’s Social Media Posts

By Weinberg & Schwartz, L.L.C. |

Kanye West’s recent social media posts about his wife Kim Kardashian, their children, their divorce, and Kim’s relationship with comedian Pete Davidson has thrust the topic of online postings and comments during divorces and legal disputes into the public spotlight. Though some Kanye backers are quick to point to Kanye’s artistic expression and unique… Read More »

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What Howard Magazine’s 2021 “Best of” Family Lawyer Means to Us!

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Weinberg & Schwartz, L.L.C. is thrilled to announce that we have been named “Best Family Lawyer” by the readers of Howard Magazine for 2021. This is the 5th time our firm has been named “Best Family Lawyer” in this poll. While our firm and attorneys have been recognized and awarded throughout the State of… Read More »

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PRENUP UPHELD! Kelly Clarkson Protects 45 Million in Assets – But Did She Have to Worry About Her Premarital Property?

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Back in December, we discussed Clarkson’s divorce in the context of soon-to-be ex-husband Brandon Blackstock’s request for $436,000 per month in support, which was contrary to the parties’ Prenuptial Agreement (Prenup). In late July, the Court ordered Clarkson to pay Blackstock $150,000 per month in temporary spousal support (alimony) and $45,000 per month in… Read More »

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Top 10 Things To Bring To The First Meeting With Your Divorce Attorney

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Documents evidencing your and your spouse’s assets; such as: Bank Statements Brokerage Statements 401k, 403b, IRA, Roth-IRA, SEP-IRA, TSP, Pension Statements, FERS or CSRS Statements Bonds Mutual Fund Statements College Fund Statements Stock Option Statements   Information evidencing the value of your family home, vacation home, rental properties; such as: Zillow Zestimate Values from… Read More »

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QDRO—An Insurance Policy for Your Retirement Interests

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Divorcing couples often assume that their house is their largest marital asset and focus their efforts on “who gets the house, do we sell the house?”   In doing so, they may overlook their second largest asset, which is their retirement account (and sometimes, these accounts are actually more valuable than their house!) Most assets… Read More »

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But Who Gets The Dog?

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I recently had a client walk into an initial consult and tell me she was willing to give her soon-to-be-ex everything he wanted as long as she got custody of their fur-baby. The fur-baby in question was a beautiful 70 pound Goldendoodle she and her husband had adopted several years ago, during happier times…. Read More »

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The Multibillion-Dollar Gates Divorce, and No Prenup

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Bill and Melinda Gates decided to call it quits after 27 years of marriage. As it turns out, they didn’t sign a prenuptial agreement 27 years ago. Was this a massive blunder that could cost Bill Gates half of his fortune? Bill and Melinda have reportedly already signed a separation agreement dividing up their… Read More »

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How Old Does My Child Have to be to Decide Where They Will Live?

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Any attorney who regularly practices family law has heard some version of the question: how old does my child have to be to decide which parent they will live with? The answer, not surprisingly, can depend very much on the circumstances facing the particular family. Ultimately, the child’s preference is one factor in the… Read More »

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How to Get the Most Out of Your Divorce/Custody Consult

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If you are having a divorce or custody consult, generally your situation has already started to deteriorate. While people consult divorce attorneys at different times (just trying to learn about your rights, wanting to separate and start the process, or the process has already started and you need representation), chances are talking about the… Read More »

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Can I Get a Legal Separation?

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Can I get a legal separation? The short answer is “no”, but that’s because in Maryland, there is no such thing as a “legal separation”. So what constitutes a separation? You and your spouse living separate and apart with the intention of ending your marriage, and without cohabitation or sexual intercourse during that time…. Read More »

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