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May 31, 2024

Understanding Gray Divorce in Maryland

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Gray divorce refers to the phenomenon of older adults, typically those aged 50 and above, choosing to end their marriages. This trend has been on the rise throughout the United States. Several factors contribute to gray divorce, such as increased life expectancy, financial independence, and changing societal norms. That said, understanding the implications of gray divorce requires a close look at its causes, the legal process, and the unique challenges faced by older adults going through a divorce.

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Apr 30, 2024

Separation Issues: The Implications of Dating While Separated in Maryland

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Couples who plan to divorce have many questions about the interim period of separation before their divorce is finalized. How do you legally separate from your spouse? Is it possible to date during that period? How involved will the judge be in your affairs during this period of time? What if there are minor children in the family? These and many other questions will likely arise as you contemplate a separation from your spouse. During this interim period, it’s important to consult with a Bethesda divorce attorney to help you adjust accordingly. 

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Feb 29, 2024

Custody of Special Needs Children

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Navigating child custody matters in Maryland becomes especially intricate when a special needs child is involved. The legal considerations, the child’s best interests, and the unique challenges associated with caring for a child with special needs all contribute to the situation’s complexity. A Bethesda child custody lawyer can help you understand how to proceed through the challenges involved in this particular situation.

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Sep 29, 2023

A Closer Look at Maryland’s Divorce Process

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Divorces are a state matter, and the rules governing the grounds for divorce, property distribution, alimony, child custody, child support, and other issues depend upon the state in which you live. In the State of Maryland, the Circuit Courts have jurisdiction over divorce cases. A Bethesda divorce attorney can help you understand the details of the process for divorce in Maryland.

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Aug 31, 2023

Common Divorce Issues High-Net-Worth Couples Face

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Divorce lawyers typically define a “high-net-worth couple” as one that has a million or more dollars in liquid assets. In these types of divorces, there are challenges and complications that don’t usually arise in divorces of people with lesser assets. Typically, the financial issues are complex, with a variety of properties, businesses, stocks, and other assets to be appraised and divided. A Bethesda alimony attorney can ensure that you get what you’re entitled to in a high-net-worth divorce.

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Jun 30, 2023

Changes Are Coming to Maryland Divorce Laws

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In 2021, there were 1.6 divorces per 1,000 people in Maryland. Divorces are hard in the best of circumstances, but Maryland divorce law has often contributed to the difficulties of divorcing. However, recent legislative changes will make it much simpler to get divorced in Maryland starting this October. Specifically, Maryland couples will be able to divorce without a physical separation – that is, needing to reside in separate households – or going through a waiting period due to the new law that alters the grounds for divorce.  A Maryland divorce attorney can help you understand all the new changes in the state’s divorce laws. 

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