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

September 2016 Archives

pic1
pic2
pic3
pic4
pic5
pic1
pic2
pic3
pic4
pic5

When women have to focus on career after divorce, part 2

A couple of our recent posts have discussed alimony and how the form of financial support is rarely permanent. Often (but certainly not always) women are the parties who might have sacrificed their careers during a marriage. Therefore, they are the parties, post-divorce, who might need alimony to support them until they can reasonably support their lifestyle on their own. 

When women have to focus on career after divorce, part 1

In a previous post we discussed spousal support and how Maryland courts rarely assign permanent payments of alimony. We shared how that means for many of the lesser-earners in a divorce that they will have to find work and focus seriously on finding a self-sustaining career.

Presence of father deemed important for children's wellbeing

While there are potentially many issues that are important when a couple decides to split, when children are involved, in most cases, custody and visitation are some of the most important. Currently, in the state of Maryland, these determinations are made by applying the "best interest of the child" standard. As is the case with most matters connected to a divorce, or the end of a relationship, just how easy it is to reach an agreement regarding what is best for a child, will vary from couple to couple.

For lesser-earner, divorce might mean need for job, education

The process of divorce comes with countless reasons for parties to be anxious. Many worry that they are not making the right decision. They might worry that the divorce will hurt the children. They might worry about what others will think if they divorce. Many also worry about money, both during the short-term (what divorce will cost) and the long-term. 

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