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Feb Feb 13, 2019

Can You Go to Jail If You Don’t Pay Alimony in Maryland?

Alimony, also referred to as spousal support, is a financial award designed to help a more financially dependent spouse during or after a divorce. Maryland law has several types of spousal support designed to help the lesser-earning spouse until he or she can improve his or her ability to support him or herself financially. The [...]

Jan Jan 30, 2019

Common Financial Issues in Maryland Divorce

The pain of divorce is emotional and financial. Not only is the significant relationship in your life at an end, but your financial future is beginning to look murky. While every divorce is as unique as the two people who are separating, there are common financial issues that most couples will have to face. The [...]

Jan Jan 16, 2019

Does Divorce Court Do Right by Dads?

Jake is a divorced dad who was prohibited from seeing his children by a civil protection order that his ex-wife was able to obtain by telling the court that he had dangerous mood swings, blocked her Internet access, and tried to obstruct her from driving away with the kids. Even though Jake denies these allegations, [...]

Jan Jan 3, 2019

3 Potential Challenges for Same-Sex Couples Who Divorce in Maryland

While the landmark 2015 U.S. Supreme Court decision of Obergefell v. Hodges made same-sex marriage legal throughout the country, the state of Maryland is proud to be the first state to legalize same-sex marriage, back in 2013. Along with the right for same-sex couples to marry came the right to get a divorce. As all [...]

Dec Dec 12, 2018

Your Rights as an Active Duty Serviceperson Going Through a Divorce

Getting divorced can cause difficulties for all parties involved. If you are entering into a divorce as a member of the U.S. military (active or retired), you will likely face additional challenges and considerations. You may be stationed overseas when you are served with divorce papers, or may be in the process of moving to [...]

Nov Nov 28, 2018

Parenting Plans and the Holidays

The holiday season is upon us. For many, this means more time spent with family and friends. When you are divorced, however, and you co-parent your children, the holidays can add more stress than seems fair. When you create a Parenting Plan, your holiday schedule is planned in that document. Perhaps your child will alternate [...]

Oct Oct 24, 2018

Can My Spouse and I Use the Same Attorney to Save Time and Money?

The divorce process can be expensive. Many couples may be searching for ways to save money, especially if they generally agree on the terms of the split. If you and your spouse are one of those couples, you might be wondering if it is a practical idea to use the same divorce attorney. The short [...]

Oct Oct 10, 2018

Maryland’s “Red Flag” Law and Extreme Risk Protective Orders

A new law addressing gun safety went into effect on October 1, 2018 in Maryland. This law, which allows concerned parties to file for extreme risk protective orders (ERPOs), is also known as a “red flag” gun law. The law will temporarily prohibit a person's access to guns when a judge determines he or she [...]

Sep Sep 26, 2018

Co-Parenting and Parental Relocation

After a divorce when children are involved, the issue of parental relocation can be quite complex. Sometimes it may seem like a difficult puzzle to solve, but, there is good news: it is possible to put together a parenting plan, or modify an existing one, that can allow one parent to relocate but still meet [...]

Sep Sep 13, 2018

Maryland Passes Mutual Consent Divorce Bill for Couples with Children

The state of Maryland recently passed legislation that allows married couples with children to divorce with the mutual consent of both parties. Before 2015, to receive a no-fault divorce here in Maryland, every couple had to prove that they had lived in separate residences for 12 continuous months, with no sexual relations. “No-fault” means that [...]

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