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March 2014 Archives

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Can social media posting lead to an alimony modification?


Social media has become such a large part of society that most people don't even think twice about what they post on things like Facebook or Twitter. But, when a Maryland couple is going through a divorce, this habit could land them in hot water.

What do Maryland residents know about co-habitation and divorce?


If there is one thing in human society that stirs up academic debate and research like nothing else, it is divorce. Who fares better after a divorce? What is the effect of a divorce on children? Are there any specific factors that make it more likely that a couple will eventually divorce? These are all questions that have been asked - and answered, depending on who is asked - multiple times over. But that doesn't stop people from wanting to learn more, and now a recent report detailed the results of a research study that focused on the effect co-habitation prior to marriage can have on the possibility of a couple ultimately going through a divorce.

Ruling shows importance of marital vs. non-marital property


When most Maryland residents think about complex asset division in a divorce, they probably envision discussions over how to sell their most valuable asset - the family home - and divide the proceeds. However, in a high asset divorce, the stakes can be much more significant than that from a financial standpoint.

More evidence that divorce rate is increasing as economy improves


Our readers may have seen a previous post here detailing reports about how the divorce rate in America is increasing even as the economy improves. It seems that this assertion is gaining even more evidentiary support, with another report out recently that states that in 2012 - the last year available for this statistic - the number of divorces in America increased for the third straight year.

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