Posts by Sandra Brooks, Esq.
My Spouse is an Alcoholic. How Will This Impact My Custody Case?
The goal is to keep the children safe while still maintaining a relationship with their alcoholic parent. Ideally, both parents…Read More
Dividing Stocks in Divorce
If your spouse has stocks, they will need to be identified as marital or non-marital, valued and divided or offset…Read More
Should I File a Joint Tax Return with My Separated Spouse?
When it comes time to file tax returns, those of our clients who are separated but not yet divorced often…Read More
Mediation Tips from A Mediator and Retired Judge Sandy Brooks’ interview with Retired Judge Michael Mason
Sandy: How long have you been a mediator, and approximately how many matters do you mediate a year? Judge Mason: …Read More
When to File for Divorce in Maryland
Many people looking to file for divorce don’t know where to start or how urgently they should proceed with the…Read More
How Long Will I Have to Pay Alimony?
When a couple gets divorced, one party may need to financially support the other party in some shape or form;…Read More
I Received an Inheritance – Will I have to Share the Money with My Ex-Spouse?
The answer to this question can go in two different directions, depending on what the recipient did with the money.…Read More
The Rundown on Custody Evaluations: A Q&A
When a divorce involves children and a court-issued custody evaluation, the parents can understandably be uneasy about the process, what…Read More
Why Would I Pay Alimony If My Soon To Be Ex-Spouse Has a Job?
Most people understand that when there is a divorce, one party sometimes has to pay alimony to support the other…Read More
Who Gets the Dog?
“But who gets the dog?” This is a question I get often. In a situation like divorce, deciding where the…Read More