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Mar 9, 2016

5 Ways Hiring a Maryland Divorce Lawyer for Men Can Help Your Case

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At the Law Offices of Brandon Bernstein, we work with individuals across all backgrounds, and clients of all types. One area in which we’ve gained invaluable firsthand experience is in serving as a Maryland divorce lawyer for men. Learn more about how hiring an attorney with specific experience in aggressively protecting the rights of husbands and fathers can help your case.

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Mar 9, 2016

Pendente Lite Hearings & Relief for Family Law Issues

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What is a pendente lite hearing? In a divorce or custody case, either party may request a pendente lite hearing for pendente lite relief. Pendente lite means “pending the litigation”. Accordingly, pendente lite relief allows either party to request temporary custody, access, child support, alimony, and other temporarily relief between the time the case is filed and the time of your final trial.

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Feb 19, 2016

How is Child Support Calculated in Maryland?

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Guide to Calculating Child Support in Maryland If you are in the midst of disputing a child custody case in Maryland, it is more than likely that the court will determine child support as well. As experienced attorneys, one of the most common questions we encounter from clients is how Maryland child support is calculated in such matters.

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Feb 19, 2016

Federal Government Employee’s Retirement Assets in Divorce

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How Does Divorce Affect Retirement Accounts for Federal Government Employees? If your spouse is a federal government employee, you may be entitled to division of the marital portion of your spouse’s retirement benefits. Generally, federal government employees have both a Thrift Savings Plan and Federal Employee Retirement System Pension (FERS).

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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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