Maryland Law Blog

The Facts About Child Custody in Maryland

June 11, 2020

Before you file for custody in Maryland, it’s important to familiarize yourself with the different aspects of the child custody process. When you educate yourself on this process and work with the right Baltimore County child custody lawyer, you can get a better understanding of how custody works in Maryland and improve your chance of […]

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What is Involved with a Child Support Agreement?

April 22, 2020

Child support refers to the payments made to and from the parents of a child or children in order to assist them in providing for that child. A child support agreement is often a necessity when parents separate or divorce from their partner and are, in turn, unable to provide the financial support needed to […]

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Communication with Your Children During Divorce

March 3, 2020

Many couples considering divorce tend to stay in their unhappy marriages longer out of fear of harming their children. Divorce isn’t usually easy on anyone involved, but there are certainly ways you can minimize the impact that divorce has on your children. Maintaining healthy communication with your children both during and after divorce is an […]

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Is a Prenuptial Agreement Right for You?

January 24, 2020

Nowadays, many couples get a prenuptial agreement (or a prenup) before they get married, but is a prenup right for you? As an experienced Maryland family law attorney, we wanted to take some time today to discuss some of the benefits of a prenup and whether or not one is right for you. Ask Yourself […]

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Simple Steps to Adopting Your Partner’s Children With a Natural Parent’s Consent

October 3, 2019

Adopting your partner’s children can be a big and rewarding decision in making your family complete. Once you have legally adopted a stepchild, there is no difference in the legal status between birth children of the marriage and children from another marriage. Here are a few things you need to know to get started. Step […]

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The Importance of Both Parents

October 17, 2018

In today’s world where so many headlines show children being separated from their families, it is important to remember and to reiterate the necessity of a child having both of their parents in their lives, whenever possible. At Alan L. Billian PA, when dealing with the sometimes contentious and always emotional issue of custody, we […]

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Alan Billian one of AIOFLA’S 10 Best For Client Satisfaction

June 5, 2018

We were Nominated and Accepted as one AIOFLA’S 10 Best in Maryland For Client Satisfaction The American Institute of Family Law Attorneys (AIOFLA) recently recognized Alan L. Billian, P.A. for our exceptional performance as a Maryland’s Family Law Firm. We received the award for Two Years 10 Best Family Law Attorney for Client Satisfaction. The American […]

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Why do we Choose to Represent People regardless of Sex or Sexual Orientation?

June 5, 2018

We’ve all heard the commercials on the radio, or heard of a firm where they will only represent men, or only represent women. People ask us, all the time, do you only represent one group? The answer? A resounding no. Here’s why: We’re All Created Equal At Alan Billian, PA, this is something we firmly […]

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Child Custody for Children with Disabilities

May 10, 2018

Determining Physical Child Custody with Children who have Disabilities If you have children and are going through a divorce, determining custody is an important part of the legal process. With shared physical custody, both parents can have equal custody of the child or children, but at a minimum, one parent will have a least a […]

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Handling Child Custody When Unmarried

December 4, 2017

Almost everyone knows somebody who has gone through a divorce. And it is not hard to find a story about how messy a divorce can be. Divvying up all of a couple’s assets and finances can be frustratingly difficult, and deciding custody and visitation rights for a child can be almost unbearable for a parent. […]

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