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Options for enforcing child support


In many divorce cases where children are involved, one party is typically considered the custodial parent while the other pays child support. Many custodial parents rely on this source of income to get them through tough financial times. Unfortunately, many never see the payments arrive. Some parents do whatever it takes to avoid having to give up a portion of their paycheck to a former spouse. They may quit their job, move to another state - or even another country - and disappear from their child's life forever, just to avoid having to pay this monthly obligation. This can be frustrating, but there are some things that can be done to force the parent to comply.

What are unmarried Maryland fathers' child custody rights?


In the past, Maryland couples often waited until marriage to start their families. Today, however, with the divorce rate hovering around 50 percent, many couples are delaying marriage or even foregoing it altogether. Nonetheless, many of these couples are having children out of wedlock, which can lead to child custody disputes, should the relationship end. Although the mothers primarily received custody in the past, a growing number of fathers are actively seeking custody and want to understand their legal rights.

A high asset divorce is complicated; don't do it alone


Maryland couples who have been through a divorce can attest that the process can be very expensive. In order to save as much money as possible, some couples may try to settle everything without help from a lawyer.

Property division: What will happen to my business in a divorce?


More and more people are quitting corporate America and becoming their own bosses. While this may seem like the dream life for many Maryland residents, starting a business can be a risky venture. With no regular paycheck to count on, many entrepreneurs work 80-hour weeks and make many sacrifices to keep their businesses afloat. So when their marriages fail, these entrepreneurs may worry about what will become of their business, especially if it is profitable. Will they have to split it 50/50 and have their ex-spouse as a business partner for eternity?

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