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

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

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

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

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?

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

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

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

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?

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

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

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

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?

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

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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The Divorce Pandemic and Hope for 2021

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

No one will dispute that this is probably one of the hardest years in decades.  It’s not that there haven’t been tough years in the past, it is just in most of our lifetimes, this year has been grueling.  It is tough partly because we miss our lives: hugs & affection, our friends, having… Read More »

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BUT YOUR HONOR, I HAVE A PRENUP! Kelly Clarkson’s soon-to-be Ex asks for $436,000/month in support

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

Earlier this year, Kelly Clarkson announced her separation from her husband of seven years, Brandon Blackstock. If you don’t know who Clarkson is, I applaud you for not being consumed by television shows, music, and gossip media – most of us are not that disciplined. Clarkson, the season one winner of American Idol has… Read More »

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Cardi B and Offset Reconcile (again!): What does Reconciliation mean?

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

Rappers Cardi B and Offset (one member of the rap trio “Migos”) have publicly reconciled (again) after Cardi B filed for divorce in September 2020. The couple has been married for three years, by way of a private marriage ceremony in September 2017. They have a two year old daughter together, Kulture. Cardi B… Read More »

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