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September 2017 Archives

Can alimony be adjusted due to employment changes?

When a Maryland couple goes through a divorce, spousal support is often a component of that process. Determining the amount of alimony that one spouse will pay the other is a complicated task, and involves a careful evaluation of the family's financial status. Once the alimony payment has been determined, it can be an uphill battle to change the amount of those payments.

Obtaining a business valuation for property division purposes

Many Maryland business owners who are considering divorce have serious concerns about how their business might be affected. Very often, people put everything they have into building their business from the ground up. They invest time, money and extraordinary effort to create a successful venture. When a divorce is on the horizon, the manner in which business assets will be handled during property division is a chief concern.

Couple facing pet care dispute after high asset divorce

When a Maryland couple decides to divorce, part of that process involves determining the structure of their financial obligations to one another. That might include matters of child support, alimony or other ongoing payments from one party to the other. In some cases, payments may be tied to the care of a pet, which can lead to a great deal of contention down the road. An example is found in a couple who may be headed back to court to argue the details of their high asset divorce settlement.

This bill could change one state's child custody approach

Maryland residents may be aware of the widespread shift toward equally divided custody of shared children. This child custody trend has been underway for some time, with various states around the nation considering and sometimes passing legislation that changes the way that family courts approach these cases. One state is currently considering a bill that would require judges to approach all child custody matters from the position that shared 50/50 custody is the preferred solution.