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January 2014 Archives

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What exactly are the best interests of the child and the family?


Many of our Maryland readers are used to dealing with family law issues in the context of a divorce. This is common, but it can be easy to forget that many family law issues, like determining child support, can be an issue between unmarried couples as well.

Get an overview of assets prior to filing for divorce


For many Maryland residents, actually coming to the decision to proceed with a divorce is the biggest part of the process. Most people know that there will be a somewhat lengthy legal process associated with the decision, but once the commitment is made they are willing to do whatever it takes to dissolve the marriage and move on with life. However, a recent article noted that even after the decision has been made, there are other steps that should be taken to ensure that property division goes smoothly and both parties are left with assets after the divorce is final.

With the holidays over, many couples will file for divorce


Many of our Maryland readers have probably heard a number of statistics reported about divorce in America. Probably the most common one is that approximately 50 percent of marriages end in divorce, although this statistic has been called into question in recent years. But, a recent article quoted another common divorce-related statistic: that January is the month with the most divorce filings.

Complex asset division raises the stakes in a high asset divorce


Many people probably have a view of divorce primarily as a way to get a clean break from an unhealthy relationship and move on with life. While this may be true in many cases, the unfortunate reality is that a divorce involves much more than simply parting ways with a spouse, especially if it is a high asset divorce.

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