Maryland Law Blog

Who Pays for a Lawyer in Divorce?

August 24, 2021

One question that Maryland divorce attorneys are often asked is “Who pays for the divorce?” Until your lawyer has specific information that relates to your divorce proceedings, the short answer is “it depends”. Keep reading to learn what fees you can expect to pay and who is responsible for paying attorney fees during a divorce.  […]

Why Hire a Lawyer that Concentrates on Divorce

August 13, 2021

Sometimes people feel as if they don’t need an attorney for their divorce proceedings. Although a do-it-yourself divorce may be acceptable in some situations, most people should consider hiring a lawyer that concentrates on divorce. Take a look at some of these top reasons why you should hire an attorney that concentrates on divorce. They […]

Why Summer is the Best Time to Modify Parenting Agreements

July 28, 2021

Summertime for kids is the best time of the year. There’s no school, and they get to do plenty of fun summer activities. Although this is a fun time for kids, it can pose a difficult time for parents. With no school and more time spent at home, it can be difficult to allocate time […]

Both Parents Have Rights: What it Means to Work With A Parents’ Rights Attorney

July 6, 2021

It takes two to make a baby, and the court certainly recognizes that fact. In Maryland, the court presumes both natural parents as the natural custodians of their children and doesn’t favor the mother or father. So what does that mean for child custody? Here are the areas where a parents’ rights attorney can help. […]

How to Choose the Right Attorney: Looking Past Million-Dollar Marketing

June 15, 2021

Finding the right lawyer for your needs can be an intimidating process. With so many sophisticated advertisements and clever marketing tactics, how do you know which lawyer is right for you? Here, you’ll learn how to look past million-dollar marketing tactics and know what to look for when choosing a lawyer. Area(s) of Expertise When […]

How Shared Calendars Can Make Co-Parenting Communication Simpler

June 1, 2021

Co-parenting can be hard, but shared calendars make it a little easier. When a relationship goes south, kids are often stuck in the middle. Shared calendars make it easy for parents to communicate with each other and create a healthy co-parenting environment. There are plenty of shared calendar websites and applications to choose from. Here […]

Updated COVID-19 Guidelines May 2021

May 19, 2021

At The Law Offices of Alan L. Billian P.A., we are now accepting in-person appointments to serve you, your family, and your legal needs. As COVID-19 guidelines continually change, we ask that all visitors arriving for a previously scheduled appointment, complete a temperature check, wear a mask, and adhere to social distancing guidelines. Please contact us […]

Can You Change Your Child’s Last Name in Maryland?

May 15, 2021

Does your child have a step-parent whose name they want to adopt? Has your ex had their parental rights terminated? No matter the reason for a name change, you have the ability to make this change in the State of Maryland. Sometimes, it can be a relatively easy process, but there are times when it […]

What to Expect During a Consultation With a Divorce Lawyer

May 1, 2021

Divorces can be scary and overwhelming. Few people want to sit down with a divorce lawyer and discuss their situation. Emotions are generally high, so it is important you understand what to expect during your initial consultation. Review what to expect from your divorce lawyer, what you should do during a consultation, and how the […]

Do De facto Parents Have Child Custody Rights?

April 16, 2021

Nowadays, families are complex and come in a lot of different forms. You may have developed a loving, parent-child relationship with a child who is not biologically yours. The term “de facto parent” reflects the complexities of families and gives these parents certain rights to a child. If you want to learn more about the […]

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