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Feb 19, 2016

What is a Qualified Domestic Relations Order?

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How Does the Division of Retirement Accounts in Maryland Divorce Work? When couples separate, there is often an issue regarding how retirement will be distributed. Generally, in Maryland, retirement assets which have accrued during the course of the marriage are marital property. At your final divorce trial, the court has the authority to equitably divide retirement assets, regardless how such assets are titled. So how are retirement assets in Maryland distributed?

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Feb 19, 2016

Mutual Consent Grounds in Maryland: Are Witnesses Still Required?

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Understanding Maryland Mutual Consent Divorce Requirements On October 1st, 2015 a new law went into effect that allows some parties going through a divorce to potentially avoid proving fault grounds or establishing the twelve month separation period. The new Maryland “mutual consent” grounds require that the parties have an agreement that resolves all issues arising out of their marriage, that the parties have no minor children in common, that neither party moves to set aside the agreement, and that both parties appear at the final divorce hearing.

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Oct 29, 2015

Important Changes to Maryland Divorce Laws with Mutual Consent Statute

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The Maryland General Assembly passed an important update to Maryland divorce laws which went into effect earlier this month, as of October 1st, 2015. The update is actually in the form of an addition of a new grounds for absolute divorce in Maryland, that of “Mutual Consent”. Here, we’ll explain what Mutual Consent is, how it works, and whom it may apply to in Maryland.

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Aug 13, 2015

Divorces May Cause Increased Risk of Heart Attack

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Divorces Lead to Health Risks and Other Consequences Divorces bring with them many consequences. Of course, the financial ramifications are well known, as property and finances are divided. However, there are other consequences as well, and one recent study indicates that divorce may lead to health consequences, including potentially an increased risk of heart attack.

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Aug 13, 2015

Ashley Madison Scandal Another Example of Why You Must Protect Yourself

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Ashley Madison Site The Latest Reminder That Good Marriages Can Go Bad One story which has continued to stay in the news has been that of the Ashley Madison website scandal. Ashley Madison is a longstanding “cheating website”, where individuals who were interested in pursuing an affair could find a willing partner. Of course, as opposed to cheating, they sometimes like to call themselves a “married dating website.”

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