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July 2013 Archives

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From simple property division to complex issues


There are many questions that an individual has to ask themselves when they are contemplating a divorce. For some people the sheer amount of change that would be required in a post-divorce life is enough to make them try harder to keep their marriage together. For others, the promise of a happier life is enough to give them the incentive to make a final push toward filing for divorce. Whatever a person's final decision, however, the issue of property division is likely to be one of the more important considerations.

Flexibility can help resolve a child support dispute


When our readers hear about a child support dispute, they probably think of a non-custodial parent paying late - or not at all. There can be many reasons that lead to issues with delinquent payments or failure to pay child support, especially with the national economy still stuck in such a stagnant state of growth. However, as suggested in a recent article, issues with child support can be approached in a much more conciliatory manner if the parent who is to receive the child support payments maintains some flexibility in the process.

Spousal maintenance and "co-habitation"


Alimony is an evolving area of family law, for a variety of reasons. For starters, alimony - more commonly called "spousal support" or "spousal maintenance" these days - is usually highly unpopular with the party that ends up being required to pay it. This legal obligation can be quite a burden for someone to pay in addition to other divorce-related expenses, such as legal fees and child support. However, any of our Maryland readers who keep up with news from around the country are probably aware of the fact that many states are beginning to re-evaluate their current alimony laws to see if they need to be modernized.

What will you do with business assets during a divorce?


Many of our more regular readers are probably becoming familiar with all of the issues that can come up in a divorce involving complex property division. In almost every divorce asset division is one of the touchiest issues, ranking right up there with child support arguments and child custody disputes. However, for some couples the division of marital property involves greater concerns that just who gets the house and who gets the car. For some, the assets at the heart of property division are business assets.

Will soon-to-be ex-husbands start requesting spousal maintenance?


Alimony can be a touchy subject during a divorce, for a wide variety of reasons. Some might consider this legal obligation, also known as spousal maintenance, out of date. But with the country's changing demographics and economic circumstances, spousal support may become more important than ever for some couples.

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