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November 2012 Archives

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Maryland's child support problems continue

Children depend on their parents to support them, no matter if the parents are divorced or if they were never married to begin with. When a court issues a child support order, the expectation is that the parent who is ordered to pay will do so as directed - in the amount ordered and on time. Unfortunately, that is not the case in far too many instances, and failure to pay child support has become a major problem in the state of Maryland, as well as throughout the country. A recent report has now indicated that the problem, it seems, is not getting much better.

Same-sex marriage prompts Marylanders to prep for more divorce

The results of the recent Election Day in Maryland has brought about the prospect of a reality that thousands of residents have been hoping for - legal same-sex marriage. The vote in Maryland, along with a similar vote in Maine, has been lauded as another major step forward for the rights and privileges of gay couples and individuals. And many did not waste any time proceeding with wedding plans.

How much is the failure to pay child support costing America?

Although some of our previous posts have mentioned the problems Maryland faces when it comes to failure to pay child support, it does not appear that the state is alone in this area. A recent CNN report revealed that over $100 billion is owed throughout the country in unpaid child support.

Which divorce resources are available to protect your assets?

Most legal problems faced by Maryland residents are complex. Everything from buying a home to building a fence on a property line can involve sophisticated legal terms, and can, in the worst of situations, result in litigation. However, of all of the legal problems a person can have, most would probably agree that a divorce is one of the most complicated.

Child support problems persist in Maryland

Most of our Maryland readers probably know that a stable family unit is one of the best ways to advance the individual family members, in terms of education, income and happiness. But not all families consist of the stereotypical "nuclear family" unit these days. In fact, the traditional household consisting of a set of parents and their children seems to becoming more of an exception than the rule. When families break up or begin as separate units, there may be problems involving the family members and the legal system. When it comes to child support obligations, the problems can have consequences for the family and for society in general.

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