Nancy Caplan

Nancy Caplan

Nancy S. Caplan, Esq. practices divorce mediation in Maryland (also referred to as family mediation, domestic relations mediation, or matrimonial mediation.  She is a licensed attorney in good standing in the State of Maryland. She earned the certifications required by the Circuit Courts of Maryland to mediate civil disputes and as a divorce mediator for all family law disputes. Ms. Caplan is qualified and has been appointed as a civil mediator for the Circuit Courts of Baltimore County and Howard County, in addition to her private divorce mediation practice in Maryland, located directly across the street from Towsontown Center, at  in the Courtyard Offices at Dulaney Plaza, 744 Dulaney Valley Road, Suite #1, Towson, Maryland 21204.  Ms. Caplan is also available to draft separation and property settlement agreements in separation and divorce matters as an attorney representing one party in addition to divorce mediation.  

First admitted to the practice of law in New York and New Jersey, Ms. Caplan spent one year serving as Law Secretary to the late, Honorable Arthur C. Dwyer, Superior Court of New Jersey, Equity Division. In 1987 she relocated to Baltimore where she practiced as an associate at two large Baltimore City law firms. During that time Ms. Caplan focused her career on family law litigation and now divorce mediation in Maryland, including all issues relating to Divorce, Custody, Visitation, Support, Alimony and Division of Property. Having experienced her own divorce and post-divorce litigation, Ms. Caplan was motivated to transition from law to mediation which she believes is the appropriate forum for the resolution of the majority of family law issues. She volunteers her services for the mediation program of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Office of the District Courts of Maryland. She is a member of the Maryland State Bar Association, Family Law Section, and the Association of the Conflict Resolution. She is certified by the Circuit Courts in Baltimore County and Howard County as a civil mediator, involved in matters of construction law, motor tort law as well as separation and divorce mediation in Maryland.  

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Launching A Child Of Divorce (08/23/10)
The pain of contentious divorce or post-divorce disputes is a pain that keeps on giving, and young adult children are not exempt from the negative effects. Consider the young adult child who is going off to college for the first time. The packing list? Clothes, bedding, desk lamp, the burden of worry for the parents left behind in a state of fear, anger and agitation due to the vicious back-and-forth of the adversarial process and the uncertainty of outcome guaranteed by the judicial system process.

Child Support Duty To 18-Year-Old Not Graduated From High School (05/24/10)
In 2002, Maryland lawmakers revised the law extending the “age of majority” as it relates to child support, from 18 years old, to 18 years old and graduated from high school, but in any event, no longer than age 19. [i] Thus age 19, for child support purposes, is the outer limit of the “age of majority.” [ii]

Child Custody Litigation - How Winners Become Losers (04/26/10)
To "win" a child custody litigation case is usually a dubious achievement. From the moment the winner parent is hugging his or her successful trial attorney with gratitude, the "loser" is making plans for future litigation. And that's the good news. The bad news may be that the child's "losing" parent may simply give up on parenting.

Separation & Divorce Mediation In The "Great Recession" (04/12/10)
A whopping number of formerly financially solvent people are feeling more than a pinch from the economic downturn in this country. It has been dubbed the "Great Recession" in the news. We all know that Wall Street has rebounded from its lowest point. Unfortunately, both the jobs market and housing market lag far behind that rebound. This means that many people remain negatively affected by ripple-effect of the Wall Street crash of 2008.