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Determining Alimony in Maryland

One of the most common challenges in divorce proceedings is determining alimony. Alimony is a periodic (often monthly) payment made by one former spouse to the other so that the recipient spouse can become self-supporting following a divorce. Per Maryland’s equal rights amendment, either a husband or a wife in a marriage may be required

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How Much Does a Divorce Lawyer Cost in Maryland?

Wondering how much it will cost to get divorced in Maryland? Just as no two couples are the same, no two divorces will have the same price tag. That said, we found some averages that will give you a general idea of what to expect. Average Cost of Divorce in Maryland According to a 2015

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Legislative Wrap-Up Part One: Big Changes to Mutual Consent Divorce

One of the most significant legislative achievements of the past Maryland General Assembly session was the changes to mutual consent divorce. Now, parents with minor children in common can file without a separation period beforehand. Another piece of legislation changed the laws around the mandatory court appearance for a mutual consent divorce. Both changes will

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Potential Changes to Mutual Consent Divorce in Maryland

The Maryland Senate passed a bill that could transform the process of mutual consent divorce for Maryland residents forever. Once the bill is passed by the Maryland Legislature and signed into law by the Governor, it will be much easier to obtain a mutual consent divorce if there are minor children involved. The Mutual Consent

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Family Law Will Be Directly Affected by the 2018 Tax Bill

The new tax bill has many individuals and families wondering how their bottom lines will change. When it comes to divorced and divorcing couples, the tax bill will have enormous ramifications. Alimony Changes One of the ways that the tax bill raises revenue to compensate for the tax cuts is through alimony. Under the 2018

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Mutual Consent in Maryland doesn’t need to be a Mystery

If you’re interested in getting a mutual consent divorce, follow these simple steps for a smooth process. Up until 2015, Marylanders looking for an absolute divorce could only choose from a small number of immediate divorce conditions or separate for at least 12 months before filing. Mutual consent divorce is a new third option that

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Tax Reform for Alimony?

Tax Reform for Alimony? By Ben Offit, CFP® As you may be aware, tax reform in 2018 eliminated the tax deduction that was available for those paying for alimony. This eliminated the tax break for the spouse paying the alimony, and thus may have a ripple effect for divorced spouses and families. According to the

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TAX REFORM FOR ALIMONY?

As you may be aware, tax reform in 2018 eliminated the tax deduction that was available for those paying for alimony. This eliminated the tax break for the spouse paying the alimony, and thus may have a ripple effect for divorced spouses and families. According to the IRS, around 12 million tax returns claimed a

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