Blogs by Darin L. Rumer

Posted on Thu, 2016-01-21 12:24 by Darin L. Rumer in

Best Interest Attorney for Children in Child Custody Battles


If you have filed for custody and/or divorce in Maryland, you’ve likely heard the term Best Interest Attorney. In fact, at your initial conference with the Court, the Magistrate conducting the conference may ask you if your case requires any “services.” That is court-speak for the appointment of a Custody Evaluator, Best Interest Attorney or Child Privilege Attorney. As such, you may want to familiarize yourself with the role of a Best Interest Attorney and his or her role in representing your child(ren).


Posted on Thu, 2015-02-26 12:41 by Darin L. Rumer in
 
Preparation for Custody Hearings (Part 1)


A Maryland family court making child custody decisions makes two mutually exclusive determinations:  1) legal custody (a determination of which parent may make decisions regarding the health, education, religion and welfare of the child); and 2) physical custody (who the child will reside with).


Posted on Fri, 2014-03-14 13:22 by Darin L. Rumer in Family Law, Maryland Law


When two parties divorce (or seek custody of children), often one or both of the parties will seek child support and/or alimony. Sometimes one of the parties has been unemployed (particularly with a stay at home mother) or under-employed. But now, you will have two households, two sets of entirely separate living expenses, and additional costs – based on the salary and incomes you had while living together.


Posted on Fri, 2013-12-20 23:28 by Darin L. Rumer in Civil Litigation, Family Law


 


When parties divorce, there are always unforeseen circumstances that arise in the future.  It’s not uncommon to experience substantial change in life events such as a change in career (particularly if you are in the military or work for a corporation that is prone to relocating personnel), or potential new spouse (even when your client “swears” he or she will never date again - don’t be surprised!), or other circumstances leading to a relocation.


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