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How to Co-Parent Successfully
Learning how to co-parent is not something that everyone succeeds at immediately. It takes time, flexibility and a great deal of patience. After a difficult divorce, it can also be tough for spouses to put aside their differences. Both parties have one thing in common, however, and that’s concern for their children. Most couples… Read More »
Divorcing Later in Life
In recent years, divorce has become a common phenomenon among younger, middle-aged, and older couples. While people often seek marital dissolution for different reasons, some older couples can find divorce liberating. However, when going through a divorce later in life, there are some special considerations that you should never overlook. An experienced Maryland family… Read More »
What to Do If Your Ex is Putting Your Child at Risk
Every parent knows the most important thing in the world is the safety and well-being of their children. This is true no matter what family structure you have, but it can be made more difficult if you currently share child custody with a co-parent whom you fear may be putting your child at risk…. Read More »
Maryland Parenting Plans: What You Need to Know
During a divorce, it can be difficult for parents to come to an agreement about how they’ll raise their children. Who will be responsible for making decisions related to daily routines, education and medical care? How will both parents communicate with each other and share information? These factors should all be considered in advance… Read More »
3 Things to Know about Marital Settlement Agreements in Maryland
Marital settlement agreements in Maryland are typically drafted early in the divorce process. This type of document allows couples to settle affairs related to property division and marital assets. In addition, child support, custody, and alimony are often addressed in the contract. Both parties usually choose to draft a settlement agreement because it expedites… Read More »
Can a Prenuptial Agreement Become Invalid?
A prenuptial agreement is a signed document made by a couple prior to marriage. Essentially, it is a legal contract that states how both parties will divide their property, debts and marital assets if they were to divorce. Not many people like to think about divorce before their wedding day, but failing to sign… Read More »
How is Alimony Determined in Maryland?
During the dissolution of a marriage, certain circumstances may permit the award of alimony. The purpose of an alimony award is to ensure that marital property is shared by both spouses so that each spouse can maintain an adequate standard of living. In many cases, for instance, stay-at-home parents are at a disadvantage when… Read More »
How to Modify a Child Support Arrangement
During a marriage dissolution – divorce or legal separation – the parents usually establish quality child support arrangements to cater to their children’s financial needs. However, a change in circumstance can make the existing child support amount inappropriate. Such changes may include a substantial change in income, remarriage, a new baby, medical condition, or… Read More »
Is Alimony Taxable in Maryland?
It’s not uncommon for a spouse to need financial assistance after a divorce. Perhaps one person worked and the other stayed home to take care of the children. During that time, the workforce changed drastically. After a divorce, the stay-at-home parent will need to develop new skills and find a job to support their… Read More »
Understanding the Pros & Cons of Prenuptial Agreements
Prenuptial agreements are increasingly becoming a legal necessity for partners who are engaged to get married. Contrary to popular belief, prenups are not just for the wealthy. People from all walks of life can benefit from having a prenuptial agreement in place. So, does it mean that everyone should get a prenup before marriage?… Read More »