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4 Benefits of Professional Mediation During Your Divorce

Some major life decisions are straightforward, while others are complex and emotional. Divorce is often the latter. Due to the stressful and emotional nature of divorce, it can be incredibly destructive to everyone involved, including both spouses ...

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Divorce After Retirement: Issues That Older Couples Experience During Divorce

While every divorce is different and requires the couple to navigate complex financial and custody issues, divorce after retirement can be particularly complicated. Divorce after retirement, also known as silver divorce or gray divorce, is growing ...

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Maintaining Stability for Children After Divorce in Maryland

In the aftermath of a divorce in Maryland with children involved, both parents will need to put their relationship aside to focus on the children. The state of Maryland always prioritizes the best interests of the children when making custody ...

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7 Grounds for Divorce in Maryland

No couple wants to consider the possibility of divorce before tying the knot, and deciding to end a marriage is a very big decision. While we often think of marriage as a romantic and spiritual endeavor, it is also a legal decision. As a result, you ...

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Are You Eligible for an Annulment in Maryland?

Meta Description: If you are contemplating divorce or annulment in Maryland, you need to understand the requirements. Are you eligible for an annulment or a divorce? Keyword: Eligible for an Annulment While the requirements for divorce in Maryland ...

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How Much Do You Know About Alimony in Maryland?

As with many other legal concepts, the truth about alimony in Maryland can be quite different from the misconceptions and rumors. Alimony is a major factor in most divorce cases, and the court’s ruling can be more narrow than an agreement between ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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. ...

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