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March 2013 Archives

Opening lines of communication turns lemons into lemonade

If you ask anyone in Maryland what they expect to happen after saying "I do," most people will not say that they expect to get a divorce. Despite the recent statistics suggesting that up to 50 percent of first marriages end in divorce, many people in the state have an optimistic disposition about marriage and think that they will be the couple that overcomes the odds.

Grandparent Visitation Rights

Haven't we all heard the popular quip from grandparents? "The best thing about being a grandparent is that you get to send the children home with their parents at the end of the day." But, we all know that most grandparents love their grandchildren dearly and, given our busy and hectic schedules, grandparents cherish the limited time they get to spend together with their grandchildren. Children also benefit greatly from time spent in visitation with their grandparents. Unfortunately, in the past, grandparents did not have much say over what happened to their grandchildren when their son's or daughter's families broke up. Due to family breakups or other circumstances, grandparents were, and sometimes still are, deprived of seeing their grandchildren.