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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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Apr 28, 2023

Child Custody Statistics

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If you divorce and have a minor child or children, you and your spouse will have to address child custody issues. Child custody is a legal term that means the right to care for and make major decisions concerning a child. If you are the custodial parent, you will be empowered to make decisions about your child’s schooling, extracurricular activities, religious training, medical care, and similar important decisions regarding all aspects of your child’s upbringing and education.  A Bethesda child custody attorney can help you understand how child custody works in the state of Maryland and how to present yourself in the best possible light if you are seeking sole or shared child custody.

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Mar 31, 2023

Changes to Maryland Child Support Guidelines

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Child Support in Maryland When parents divorce, one of the most pressing issues is child custody and support.  Under Maryland law, child support continues until a minor child turns 18. It may be extended to the age of 19 if the child receiving support is still attending high school. Any past-due child support will not be waived, regardless of the age of the child. In most cases, support obligations can be collected through withholding orders, which ensures prompt payments by the custodial party, and accurate payment tracking. 

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Feb 28, 2023

Effects of the Economic Downturn on Divorce

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The economic trends of the past year were discouraging in many ways, and they have continued into 2023. Inflation closed out 2022 with a 6.5% increase. The S&P 500 lost nearly 20% in 2022, recording its worst year since 2008. These negative economic trends have an impact on couples considering whether to file for divorce. Additionally, these factors can force already-divorced couples to consider seeking modified divorce orders. A Bethesda divorce attorney can help you evaluate, given the current state of the economy, whether this is the proper time to seek a divorce or modify your divorce decree. 

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