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November 2016 Archives

2-year battle of pet lovers for 'child custody' of family dog

Many couples in Maryland and elsewhere have pets that they regard as members of their families. For these families, custody of pets after a divorce is as concerning as child custody. Unfortunately, the law sees any pet in the same way as a piece of furniture or other property.

Mother loses child custody case over prostitution

When two Maryland parents are unable to come to terms over how to share custody of their children, the matter can end up going before a family court judge. Once a child custody case reaches the court, both parents can quickly lose control, and things can change in a very short period of time. An example is found in a case in which a mother lost custody of her two children, only to gain them back in appeals.

Understanding digital data within high asset divorce

Technological advancement is an amazing thing. For many Maryland residents, technology has led to substantial improvements in virtually all aspects of life. When it comes to high asset divorce, however, technology can make it difficult to reach a fair and favorable outcome. It is imperative that spouses understand how digital data is stored, and how it might be retrieved and resurrected within a divorce case.

Protecting against dissipation of assets during property division

For many Maryland couples, dividing marital wealth is anything but a simple matter. Often, one spouse feels incredibly wronged and will go to great lengths to deny his or her partner a share of existing marital wealth. During property division, it is important that all spouses check for signs of dissipation of assets and prepare to take action if it appears that the other party has intentionally depleted marital wealth.