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April 2018 Archives

Latest child custody trend featured in Hollywood sitcom

Maryland couples considering a separation are likely thinking about their living arrangements post-divorce. When children are involved, couples will strive to come to an agreement for the best living situation for their children. The latest child custody trend is getting Hollywood's attention as a new sitcom recently made its debut based on the idea of "bird nesting." The concept is getting attention as families are deciding to forgo the traditional arrangement of moving children between two homes. Instead, exes are choosing to share one home, taking turns caring for the children and the home.

Alimony tax changes to come in 2019

Divorce can be complicated, especially if a couple cannot come to an agreement in regard to alimony payments. To further complicate matters, a tax change is on the horizon that will potentially cause drawn-out divorces and contentious disputes. Maryland couples considering a divorce may want to contact an attorney to finalize matters in 2018 to avoid being locked into the new alimony tax law.

Pets considered during property division

Maryland couples seeking to begin the process of divorce should consider many factors that will be involved in the proceedings. Property division, child custody and alimony are just a few areas that will need to be addressed. However, couples will also need to consider the family pet, as animals have increasingly been involved in the battle of dividing assets.