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October 2018 Archives

Child custody issues: Shared parenting continuing to gain support

Shared parenting has been a hot topic among divorcing couples with children in Maryland, elsewhere in the country and even around the world. Child custody issues in a divorce are typically among the more hotly debated, since many emotions are involved concerning one's children. Now, many states are recommending that courts start the child custody discussions with the assumption that the children's time will be equally split between the two parents.

Which expenses can child support payments cover?

Most divorced parents in Maryland wants what is best for their children. It is therefore only natural for a noncustodial parent to be concerned about how the child support he or she pays every month is spent. Is it used as intended to support the various aspects of the child's life, or does the custodial parent spend it on him or herself? Although there is no law to dictate precisely how child support money should be spent, there are basic guidelines to ensure it is used in the best interest of the child.

More Maryland millennials signing prenuptial agreements

In the 21st century not all things last forever and that can include marriage. Gone are the days when couples stay together no matter what. Younger Maryland couples -- or millennials -- realize this and are waiting longer to get married. They're also marrying smarter, and that includes marrying with prenuptial agreements in place. 

Prenuptial agreements are on the rise

When a Maryland couple decides to get a divorce, they may assume that there will be some heated or contentious discussions in their future. Although the couple may agree that it is time to move on, they are not looking forward to some potential arguments over how their property will be divided or how custody for the children may be handled. However, for those couples with prenuptial agreements, the potential for these heated conversations is mostly out of the picture.

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