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February 2017 Archives

Address all expenses during child support negotiations

During the course of a Maryland divorce, parents often spend a great deal of time discussing various child custody arrangements. Child support will also come into play, but many states have guidelines in place to determine which parent will pay a certain amount to the other. What many parents fail to consider is the many additional expenses that come with raising a child. Including those costs into the child support equation is important.

Why should records be sealed in a high asset divorce?

A great deal of media coverage has been focused on the divorce between actors Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie. Most recently, the couple has agreed to have their divorce records sealed, meaning that the details of their high asset divorce will not be available to the public. It is easy to understand why one of the world's most famous and followed couples would want to have their records sealed, but many Maryland couples who do not live their lives under the same spotlight  could also benefit from such a move.

How does no-fault divorce impact property division?

Many Maryland residents are familiar with the concept of no-fault divorce. This is the legal term used to describe a path to ending a marriage that does not require one party to claim that the marriage was broken due to the actions of the other party. It is a simple legal statement that both parties agree that their marriage is beyond repair and that both are ready to move on. No-fault divorce can make the process of ending a marriage far easier for many couples, including aiding in the property division process.

January brings rise in divorce, child custody cases

According to divorce attorneys, January brings a predictable spike in the number of divorce filings. That may be due to spouses who simply cannot bear the thought of spending yet another holiday season with their current partner. For others, the decision to file has been in the works for some time, but they didn't want to start the process near the holidays. No matter the reason behind the decision to file a divorce and child custody case, it is important for Maryland spouses to be cautious in their actions.