The National Institutes of Health has reported on the increased risk of family violence during the COVID-19 pandemic and cautioned domestic violence rates may even increase far after the pandemic dies down. The stay-at-home orders issued in the State of Maryland places many individuals at risk for domestic violence and increases the risk for others who already suffer from regular abuse at home. Victims of domestic violence are now required to perpetually be within harm’s reach of their abusive partners or family.
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The global pandemic will have a lasting effect on all ways of life as we know it. Unfortunately, one of those effects involves our relationships with others. As we are spending more time at home with our loved ones, it is not uncommon for arguments to arise. Our attorneys have compiled some tips to help you and your spouse get through these troubling times with minimal interference to your marriage. Although we are always here to provide counsel, we hope that you might be able to save your marriage before it reaches a breaking point.
1. What made you become a lawyer?
I was a speech and drama major at Syracuse University. I wanted to be a sports announcer. When I graduated, I couldn’t even get someone to return my calls let alone a job offer. I decided I’d go to law school and become a sports attorney if I couldn’t announce. Well, that didn’t work out either. I couldn’t find a job in the area. I would have had to move to California and I was not up for it at the time.
2. What will be the biggest challenge for the generation behind you?
There has been a significant increase in the amount of gray divorces, or the divorce of couples after the age of 50, and a new tax law signed at the end of 2017 has the potential to affect them.
Suggestion: How to Break the News of Your Divorce to Your Kids: Before, During and After the Discussion
When parents decide to end their marriage, one of their biggest concerns is how their children will cope with the news. Although children may struggle with this new transition, there are several things that parents can do to make it easier to break the news and to help their children get through the divorce process.
You’ve been married around 25 years. Your children have become more self-sufficient or they’re gone. You shifted your attention back to your spouse, which led to a realization: you are really not happy in your marriage.
Well, you are not alone. The rate of uncoupling over age 50 has increased in recent years and it’s prompted the catch phrase: “gray divorce.”
The Maryland General Assembly met this past winter for its annual ninety day session and proposed legislation, heard testimony regarding proposed legislation, and enacted new law.
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