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AugAug 16, 2017

Factors Involved in Deciding and Calculating Alimony in Maryland Divorce

Alimony, or spousal support, is a commonly misunderstood concept in Maryland divorce. Alimony is never guaranteed, and when it is granted, there are many factors that go into deciding when it is appropriate, how much should be paid, for how long and which spouse will pay.

In Maryland, spouses who are divorcing can come to an […]

AugAug 2, 2017

Same-Sex Family Law and Divorce Issues and Updates

In the years since the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that marriage equality would be the law of the United States, state laws have been changing and adapting to same-sex marriage and the consequences it has for families and family law issues.

It turns out that the Supreme Court decision regarding marriage equality was just the first […]

JulJul 5, 2017

What Divorce in Maryland Means for Your 401(k)

When you are seeking a divorce in Maryland, your retirement, pension, and/or long-term savings plans are eligible for division under the state’s equitable distribution laws. The division depends on when the accounts were opened, how much money was invested before and during your marriage, and/or whether or not marital funds were used in those investments. […]

JunJun 19, 2017

What You Need to Know About Military Relocation After Divorce in Maryland

Members of the United States Armed Forces have a unique set of circumstances governing relocation after a divorce in Maryland. When you are on active duty, you have certain legal protections to your custody rights under the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA), which allow you to maintain your current custody agreement, as laid out in […]

JunJun 6, 2017

Second Parent Adoption Rules and Precedent in Maryland Same-Sex Divorce

With the legalization of same-sex couple marriages in America, more and more same-sex couples are opting to have children. As of May 2017, it is reported that more than 25% of all Maryland same-sex couples currently have children.

There are protections in place for LGBTQ parents – the Court of Appeals ruled in July of 2016 […]

MayMay 17, 2017

What Happens When You Want to Relocate After Your Divorce in Maryland?

One of the most important factors in a parent’s ability to maintain a bonded relationship with their child, and to have a consistent, reliable presence in their life, is their geographic location. When the custodial parent decides that they want to move, Maryland law has a process that they must follow prior to doing so. […]

MayMay 1, 2017

Has the Legalization of Same-Sex Marriage Reduced Teen Suicide Rates?

The landmark case, Obergefell v. Hodges, which legalized same-sex marriage, has had a life-changing impact on the cultural landscape of this country. But who would have known that it might also have had a significant impact on the number of teen suicides? Suicide is the second leading cause of death for people between the ages […]

AprApr 19, 2017

How Delinquent Child Support in Maryland Affects Your Credit Report

Child support debt is a major issue for divorced parents. Getting your life on track after a divorce can be a challenging task. Adjusting to meeting all your expenses on a single paycheck and adjusting to single life again is not easy, and adding child support payments often feels overwhelming. A 2015 NPR report found […]

AprApr 5, 2017

7 Co-Parenting Tips for Gracefully Managing Joint Custody

Regardless of how amicable or acrimonious the divorce was, once the divorce is final your role as a divorced co-parent begins. Co-parenting gracefully is something that takes time to grow into, but you will know when you get there. You will be interacting with your former spouse on a regular basis when you pick up […]

MarMar 15, 2017

Is There Any Requirement for Child Support Accountability in Maryland?

When a marriage ends in divorce and that couple has children, the parent who has primary residential custody is often/frequently the parent who receives child support from the non-custodial parent. We often hear a lot of grumbling from non-custodial parents about how much child support they are forced to pay, and about their suspicions about […]

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