The McKeon Law Firm
Experience with a Personal Touch
Call to Schedule an
Initial Consultation 301-417-9222

Offices in Gaithersburg & Bethesda

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • LinkedIn
  • google
Practice Areas

May 2014 Archives

pic1
pic2
pic3
pic4
pic5
pic1
pic2
pic3
pic4
pic5

When life insurance is treated like alimony


Many Maryland residents pay alimony to an ex-spouse. To most of them, alimony is unmistakable. It's a payment they give to their former spouse on a monthly basis. But to some, alimony presents itself in a different form, but may be treated differently by the court. Case in point: a life insurance policy ordered by the court after a divorce.

Man who owes $96K in child support ordered to stop having kids


Maryland parents know that they must be able to financially support they have or they could face strict penalties from the court. In order to penalize those who do not pay child support payments as required, courts and child support agencies may garnish wages, intercept gambling winnings or even impose jail time. One Ohio man recently received an unusual punishment from the judge: no more children until he pays back the more than $96,000 that he already owes in child support.

Baby boomers face financial issues in high asset divorces


For Maryland couples, a divorce can be financially devastating at any age. However, this is especially true for baby boomers who have retired and no longer have a job to increase their income. Women often are hit the hardest because the men typically control the finances and, after decades of marriage, things can get tricky when trying to split property due to all the assets accumulated. Fortunately, there are ways to survive after a high asset divorce during retirement.

How to deal with business interests in a divorce


Maryland residents sometimes hold off on filing for divorce for a variety of reasons. Some people have been married so long that they may just think they are going through a rough patch and that everything will get better at some point. However, for others there are major financial implications, and the prospect of a high asset divorce struggle is simply too unappealing.

What happens to the family pet?


Maryland residents who are lucky enough to have their divorces proceed amicably usually count themselves as lucky. After all, most people think of divorce as a highly contentious process, full of courtroom battles over issues like child custody and alimony. While professionals who are involved in all stages of divorce have made huge gains in recent years in efforts to move more divorce cases toward respectful mediation and away from courtroom litigation, the fact remains that many cases can only be resolved in front of a family law judge.

Back to top
<#if page.section == "Attorneys">