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April 2017 Archives

Finding a balance in alimony legislation

Maryland residents are aware that spousal support legislation is a tricky subject, and one that divides many people. There are states that are currently considering changes to existing alimony legislation, and debate on the topic has reached many dinner tables throughout the nation. While there are good points on both sides of the matter, legislators have a tough task in trying to create laws that are both fair and balanced.

Tips for protecting an inheritance in a high asset divorce

For most Maryland couples who are preparing to wed, preparation of legal documents is not at the top of their lengthy to-do list. That said, there are reasons to attend to legal needs as the wedding approaches, not the least of which is to protect an inheritance from loss in the event that the marriage should end in divorce. A high asset divorce can become very complicated, very quickly. Having protections in place can make a world of difference if that potential outcome becomes a reality.  

Immigration policy leads to spike in prenuptial agreements

It is hard for Maryland residents to turn on the TV or read a newspaper without being barraged by facts and opinions concerning the new administration's immigration policies. Regardless of what side one chooses to take regarding matters of immigration, it is beyond doubt that the issue has impacted many living within the nation's borders. When it comes to matters of the heart, immigration policy shifts may have sparked an uptick in the number of prenuptial agreements sought by couples as they prepare to wed.

Child custody split 3 ways in unusual legal ruling

Faced with the need to determine the care and custody of a child, family law courts in Maryland and elsewhere are tasked with looking into which living arrangement will serve the best interests of the child or children at the center of any given case. In most instances, the court is weighing the options presented by the child's mother and father. There are child custody cases, however, in which the parties do not fit the traditional family mold.