Category: Family Law

What to do When a Loved One Dies

No one is ever prepared for a loved one to pass, nor do we like thinking about it. The funeral ceremony can make a significant difference for those who are grieving a loss. It is essential to have a personalized and meaningful ceremony that helps friends and family members reflect on their relationship with their… Continued

Why Families with Wealth Need a Trust

Estate planning ensures who will care for any younger children and that they will have access to whatever financial resources are available. A trust is effective as soon as it is created, which allows for a trustee to manage your affairs before and after death. For families who have accrued substantial wealth, having a trust in… Continued

Protect Your Children Once They Turn 18

As a parent, you likely helped your children make medical and financial decisions since they were born. However, once your child turns 18, there are legally considered an adult. According to the law, an 18-year-old is responsible for making decisions regarding health, finance, and safety. Without proper documents, parents of adult children will not be… Continued

Unmarried Couples and Child Custody

Marriage rates are on the decline (divorce rates have actually declined as well), which is why it is becoming increasingly common for unmarried couples with children to rely on custody laws in Maryland. In fact, one third of children are living with an unmarried parent, according to the Pew Research Center. Some of those parents… Continued

Frame & Frame Welcomes Attorney Veronica Zoberbier

Frame & Frame Attorneys at Law welcomes Attorney Veronica Zoberbier to the firm. Veronica will be leading the firm’s estate planning practice in Frederick, MD. Veronica has been working in the legal field since 2001 and is a member of the Maryland State Bar Association. Her areas of expertise include Wills, Trusts and Powers of… Continued

Can You Disinherit a Spouse in Maryland?

Although this is not a common question, the question of whether or not you can disinherit a spouse in Maryland is a question that sometimes arises and there are a multitude of reasons.  At the heart of this discussion, is the sweeping reform legislation that went into effect on October 1, 2020 here in Maryland. … Continued

Visitation Rights During COVID-19

Chances are that if you have a parenting plan, it takes into account summer vacations, holidays, and work schedules, but it may not provide direction on how to handle visitation rights during a pandemic. We are in unprecedented times, and with that comes new challenges and a chance for out-of-the-box solutions. Here are some things… Continued

The New Maryland Spousal Effect Law – Changes You Need to Consider

A new law (Senate Bill 192/House Bill B99) also known as an Augmented Estate Law, was signed into law by Governor Hogan effective October 1st, 2020. This law will likely have a profound impact on the finances of certain married couples, especially blended families or couples who have previous children, by another marriage.  The new… Continued

Set a Formal Schedule of Child Visitation During the Divorce Proceedings

Not all couples who get divorced are at each other’s throat. Many divorces can be carried out with civilized, calm discussions, and compromise. Yet, divorce is a complicated, frustrating process that takes months to finalize in even the best of times. During the divorce process, a once amicable relationship can turn south and disintegrate into… Continued

The Biological Father Needs to Know About an Adoption Plan

Adoption is more common than most people think. One out of 25 families with children has at least one child who has been adopted. Also common is single mother motherhood. In fact, 23 percent of children are being raised only by their mother, according to the Census. If you are a single mother or are… Continued