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How to Deal with Family Stress during COVID-19

Posted in Blog,Divorce,Family Law on May 18, 2020

Especially with Family Law and Divorce Issues

Domestic Violence Rates Surge During COVID-19

Posted in Blog on April 17, 2020

reports of abusers restricting access to hand sanitizer, soap, and showers, as well as forcing victims into further isolation from their loved ones. The State of Maryland closed all courts to the public until May 1, 2020, with very limited exceptions. But, one of those exceptions is for persons seeking protection from domestic violence. If… read more

COVID-19 Family Law Update

Posted in Blog,Child Support,Family Law on April 14, 2020

Introduction: These are unprecedented times, bringing uncertainty to much of the world. Information and connection assist to ease the uncertainty we are all facing. ARN Family Law would like to reach out to you and provide information to help guide you through this challenging time. The Maryland Judiciary has issued an Administrative Order closing the… read more

Child Support and the COVID-19 Pandemic

Posted in Blog,Child Support on April 10, 2020

The economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the United States has been significant, and many experts fear we are only at the beginning. In the month of March, many Maryland businesses were ordered closed by Governor Hogan. On March 30th, Governor Hogan issued a Stay at Home Order, which, in pertinent part, requires all… read more

Co-Parenting During COVID-19 Pandemic

Posted in Blog,Co-Parenting,Family Law on April 3, 2020

Co-parenting During COVID-19 Pandemic During the COVID-19 pandemic many parents have concerns about exchanging children between homes. What if someone in my co-parent’s house has the virus or was exposed to someone with the virus? If my child’s other parent still must go to work, won’t that increase my child’s chances of getting the virus?… read more

Alternative Dispute Resolution FAQ

Posted in Blog,Divorce Mediation,Family Law on March 17, 2020

What is Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)? Alternative Dispute Resolution, also known as ADR, is a way for settling disputes without litigation. Mediation, negotiation, collaborative law, and arbitration are types of ADR. ADR procedures are usually less costly and faster. What is Negotiation? Negotiation is a discussion between two or more people in a dispute with… read more

How Does Mediation Work?

Posted in Blog on February 6, 2020

Your Guide to Divorce Mediation Around 40-50% of first marriages in the United States end in divorce. The rate of divorce rises to 67% for second marriages. Some of the hardest parts of dissolving a marriage are letting go of old plans, learning to co-parent from two homes, and creating a financially solid future. If… read more

Parental Alienation

Posted in Divorce,Family Law on December 12, 2019

Parental alienation is a process of estrangement where a parent manipulates a child to reject their other parent. The manipulating parent is referred to as the favored parent and the other is the rejected parent. An estranged child may fear, disrespect, or be hostile towards the rejected parent. In severe cases, an estranged child may… read more

Our Family Wizard A Program to Help Co-Parents Communicate

Posted in Blog,Divorce on December 11, 2019

One of the main features of our family wizard is its shared calendar. This feature allows parents to maintain and edit a single calendar to keep track of their children’s activities and appointments. Using a shared calendar helps parents avoid conflicts and allows each parent to keep the other informed about their children’s activities. Parents… read more

COZI- A Family Organizer and Co-Parenting App

Posted in Blog,Divorce,Family Law on December 11, 2019

The Cozi app helps co-parents get organized. The application helps those parents who can communicate, but struggle with everyday organization and scheduling. Like OFW, Cozi offers a shared calendar. Cozi’s shared calendar allows you to have a separate calendar for each family member. These calendars can be viewed at the same time with color coding… read more