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Apr Apr 10, 2019

Could Your Career Raise Your Risk of Divorce?

It is no secret that stress on the job can bring stress into your marriage. Job-related stressors can include issues around pay (not enough, or a financial imbalance between spouses), working too many hours, or bringing one’s dissatisfaction at work back home to the family. The work-life balance is a real challenge, and if things [...]

Mar Mar 27, 2019

Does Remarriage Affect My Child Support?

During the process of your divorce, any issues regarding child support were decided in your divorce decree, a court-ordered document. However, if your ex-spouse remarries into an improved financial situation, are you still responsible for the same amount of child support? This is a good question. With spousal support, a change in financial circumstances for [...]

Mar Mar 13, 2019

Maryland Expands Guardianship Laws to Protect Immigrant Children

In a groundbreaking move, Maryland has become one of two states that now allow immigrant parents to appoint guardians for their children in the event they are deported. As enforcement against undocumented immigrants increases and parents become separated from their children, either extended family members take over their care, or – more tragically – children [...]

Feb Feb 27, 2019

Lessons in High-Asset Divorce, Starring Jeff and Mackenzie Bezos

In January, Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos and his wife Mackenzie announced they were planning to divorce. This set off dozens and dozens of articles and think pieces speculating about how the couple’s billion-dollar fortune might be divided. Jeff and Mackenzie Bezos have been married for 25 years; in fact, Mackenzie was one of [...]

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 [...]

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