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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

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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Dec 16, 2015

Brandon Bernstein a Super Lawyers Rising Star in Maryland for 3rd Straight Year

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We’re proud to announce that for the third year running, Brandon Bernstein has been named as a Super Lawyers Rising Star in Maryland. It’s a great honor to once again garner this recognition. The Firm continues its mission to provide high quality representation, support and commitment, and tireless effort to produce positive outcomes for our clients.

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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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