Blog by Category – Law Offices Of Tina Sharma

Four Benefits of Divorce Mediation

By pcdev / December 30, 2022

Under Maryland family laws, there is more than one way to get divorced. One of the ways is through divorce mediation. Divorce mediation allows couples to work out their differences collaboratively and make decisions about their lives moving forward. Although no divorce is easy, a mediated divorce can be beneficial for many reasons. Mediation is…

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How Lying to Your Attorney Will Cost You in Court

By pcdev / December 20, 2022

It’s only natural to want to look good in front of others, save face, and work towards the best outcome in your family law case. Many clients make themselves look as blameless as possible in front of their divorce attorneys and the judge. There are various motivations for lying to a family attorney, such as:…

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How to Work in the U.S. for 3 to 6 Months

By pcdev / December 10, 2022

Working in the United States on a temporary basis requires the worker to have the appropriate type of visa. It’s illegal for foreign nationals to come to the U.S. as visitors while intending to work here. If someone on a visitor visa is suspected of working without the proper authorization, they can be prevented from…

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Prenuptial Agreements: Not Just for the Wealthy

By pcdev / December 2, 2022

When people think of prenuptial agreements, also often called prenups, they often think of wealthy heiresses and large business owners with countless cars and several estates. Even still, the notion that couples must be rich to draft a prenuptial agreement is a complete myth. In fact, it can be argued that less wealthy people stand…

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Do You Qualify for an EB1-A Green Card?

By pcdev / November 29, 2022

The EB-1A Green Card is an employment visa for individuals demonstrating extraordinary ability in the sciences, arts, athletics, education, or business through continued national or international recognition in their field. To qualify for this type of Green Card, individuals must meet at least three of the ten potential criteria or provide evidence of a one-time…

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What You Need to Know Before Signing a Prenup

By pcdev / November 20, 2022

Many soon-to-be-wed couples are signing prenups or prenuptial agreements these days. While there is nothing wrong with doing so, like any other legal contract, it’s crucial to understand what you agree to before potentially signing away some of your rights. If you are considering a prenup, here are some points you need to be aware…

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How to Modify Your Existing Child Custody Arrangement?

By pcdev / November 10, 2022

Whether you are just getting divorced or have been divorced for several years, child custody arrangements can be one of the most contentious parts of not being with your child’s other parent. Many parents find it nearly impossible to agree on these types of arrangements, so the courts step in and make the arrangement for…

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Same-Sex Couple Thinking About Adoption?

By pcdev / November 2, 2022

There’s good news for you if you are a same-sex couple thinking about adoption in Maryland. Not only is the adoption process pretty straightforward, but also Maryland doesn’t treat same-sex couples any differently than heterosexual couples. In 2016, the Maryland Supreme Court upheld that qualified adults have a fundamental right to parent their children, even…

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Can I Protect My 401k with a Prenup?

By pcdev / October 27, 2022

A prenuptial agreement is a legal tool that helps couples determine how their assets will be managed if their marriage ever ends in divorce. While the law does draw the line in some areas about what you can and can’t include in a prenup agreement, you are permitted to include your 401k account within your…

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How to Find Hidden Assets During a Divorce

By pcdev / October 17, 2022

Unfortunately, many people learn during a divorce that their spouse wasn’t the person they thought they were. This revelation doesn’t necessarily mean the other person was cheating or living a double life, but they might be hiding assets. Hiding assets during the divorce process is one way, although an illegal and consequential way, to attempt…

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