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Create a detailed, yet flexible, child custody plan

When you are dealing with child custody issues, you have to make a lot of decisions. At first, it might seem overwhelming to have to address everything this entails. The good news is that if you take steps now to make these decisions, there will be less stress in the in the heat of the moment later.

Naming the right person to care for your children in a will

Far too many people put off estate planning until it's too late. People may tell themselves any number of excuses for avoiding this critical process, such as that their family is still growing and changing or that they don't have enough assets yet to make the process worthwhile. In reality, if you have anyone dependent on you, either a spouse or children, if you have a retirement account or a home, you really need to create a last will and estate plan. After all, you can always review and update your will.

Joint custody arrangements: Are they right for you?

Psychological research has shown time and again that the more time children can spend with both mothers and fathers the better it is for their development. This has prompted Maryland family law courts to support parents seeking joint custody arrangements in which children split their time equally between living at their mother's and father's respective homes.

Which kind of joint custody fits your family's needs?

When two parents divorce or decide to end their relationship, they face the difficult task of working out a parenting agreement and custody plan. In most cases, courts prefer to award joint custody to both parents rather than only to one parent, as long as both parents demonstrate that they can work together to provide a good life for their child.

Understanding a breathalyzer: How they malfunction

When you're accused of a DUI, you need to know that the evidence is accurate. If it's not, you face charges for something you may not have even done. For example, if the officer takes a breath sample that says you have a 0.1 percent blood alcohol concentration but your BAC is actually .05, that's a major difference and the difference between a drunk driving charge or going home that night.