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The Treatment of Children’s Financial Accounts in Divorce

-written by Attorney Maureen Renehan When a married couple has a child, often times that couple opens a financial account for the benefit of the child. Some parents open savings accounts or trust funds when the child is a baby. Other parents may wait and open a college savings account once the child is school-aged....
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Alimony In The District of Columbia

-written by Attorney Edouard J.P. Bouquet An award of alimony in the District of Columbia incident to a divorce, legal separation or termination of a domestic partnership is premised on the notion that one spouse or domestic partner is economically dependent or disadvantaged and therefore has a need for support to meet their living expenses;...
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Upcoming Changes to Maryland Child Support Guidelines

-written by Attorney Maureen Renehan Child Support, In General. Child Support is defined as the payment from one parent to the other parent for the purpose of financially supporting the children. Child support is a right that belongs to the child; not the parent receiving it. Thus, parents cannot waive child support. Both parents have a legal...
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How the CARES Act May Impact Your Retirement Accounts During Divorce

-written by Attorney Maureen Renehan The COVID-19 Pandemic has had a financially crippling effect on many individuals. Millions of Americans have lost their jobs or their work hours have been decreased. As a result, many American families are finding themselves in a position where they cannot afford to pay their bills. The new Federal Legislation,...
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Divorce During COVID-19 – A Special Article in The Washingtonian

Due to the recent events regarding COVID-19, some couples in the DC metro area have been dealing with added stress and anxiety. An article was recently written in The Washingtonian about what couples should know if they’ve been having marital issues during this time of shutdown, and BRP’s Brian Pearlstein was quoted in the article....
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Edouard Bouquet Named To Washington, DC Super Lawyers List

We are thrilled to announce that Edouard Bouquet has been named to the 2020 Washington, DC Super Lawyers List. This is an honor reserved for attorneys who exhibit excellence in their practices, as only 5% of attorneys in Washington, DC received this distinction. Edouard consistently delivers top-quality representation as a result of his dedication and...
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Missed Access During the COVID-19 Pandemic

-written by Attorney Samantha H. Pollin Whether in a Court Order, in a written Agreement, or even simply based on a mutual understanding, there is likely a “regular access schedule” that co-parents follow with regard to the care and custody of their children. But how can families follow a regular access schedule during such irregular...
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BRP Attorneys Named as 2020 Maryland Super Lawyers and Rising Star

We are thrilled to announce that several of our attorneys have been selected for the 2020 Maryland Super Lawyers and Rising Stars list! Kristina Badalian, Edouard Bouquet, Brian K. Pearlstein, Bryan Renehan, and Heather Sweren are all recipients of the Super Lawyers recognition. This is an honor reserved for attorneys who exhibit excellence in their...
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Renehan, Pearlstein, Bouquet & Badalian Named Best Lawyers in America For 2020

Gaithersburg, MD – Brodsky Renehan Pearlstein & Bouquet, Chartered is pleased to announce that Bryan Renehan, Brian Pearlstein, Edouard Bouquet and Kristina Badalian have been recognized in the 26th Edition of Best Lawyers in America for 2020. Best Lawyers prides itself as the top resource for the best legal talent, producing lists of peer-reviewed and recommended lawyers. Best Lawyers is a...
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