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Researchers question the effect divorce has on our work lives

We can say with incredible certainty that going through a divorce will have a significant impact on your finances. That's because there is a considerable amount of research out there that tells us this is true. When it comes to children, we can say again, with relative certainty, that they will also be affected by the process, which is something we pointed out in a post last month. We can say this because of psychological studies and because of the professional opinions of experts in the field.

Making a custody arrangement? Consider what the kids have to say

Figuring out a child custody agreement both parents can agree to can be incredibly challenging in some situations, especially if neither parent is willing to become the noncustodial parent or agree to a joint custody arrangement. But as hard as parents think these disputes are on them, some experts believe the effect is far worse on children, who are typically caught in the middle with nowhere to go.

How bragging on social media could affect your alimony obligation

It's uncommon for Marylanders to care about legal cases in other states. It's even rarer, though, for them to care about cases in other countries. That's because most people know that the outcomes of these cases are affected by laws that do not pertain to residents in Maryland. Nonetheless, we'd like to call our Gaithersburg readers' attention to a story from India. That's because the legal issue at stake is one that could raise questions in our country as easily as it did overseas.

Don't make these 3 high-asset divorce mistakes

Unless you've been through the divorce process before, most people are caught off guard when they are served with divorce papers. Most people have no idea where to begin, let alone how the rest of the process will proceed. Many of these people will simply allow their emotions to take over, guiding them through the divorce process for better or for worse.

Impacts to your taxes after divorce

If you're currently going through divorce proceedings, many of your legal questions are likely being answered by your attorney. If you've obtained the services of an experienced family law attorney, then they've probably explained the rights afforded to you by law and how the process will proceed in the upcoming weeks or months.

Permanent alimony, still a possibility for Marylanders

Imagine for a moment that you and your spouse are going through divorce proceedings. You didn't sign a premarital agreement so at this juncture, you and your spouse are hammering out financial details such as who will be responsible for making child support payments and who should pay alimony to the other spouse.

Good to know: Indefinite alimony is still a thing in Maryland

Fifty years ago, alimony requests were a major part of divorce proceedings. This was due in part to the fact that there weren't as many women in the workforce as there are today. Many women stayed home with the kids, losing years of opportunities to further their careers and earn an income of their own. In those days, alimony payments were necessary for a woman to maintain financial stability after a divorce. The same is not true today.

Does bankruptcy discharge an alimony obligation?

Though you may think that you have a good understanding of the law in general, it oftentimes isn't enough to help you through all legal issues. This is part because of the extreme complexity of our state and federal laws as well as the fact that they are subject to change from time to time.

When is it a good idea to ask for alimony?

Imagine you have just learned that your spouse has been cheating on your for a number of months. Considered as fault and grounds for divorce, you file the necessary paperwork to begin the dissolution of your marriage. Because you hired an attorney, you are more aware of your rights under Maryland law, such as your right to ask for alimony payments.

Is jumping to conclusions about Ashley Madison hack a bad idea?

If you pay attention to the news like we do, then you've probably heard about a number of computer hacks that have taken place over the last year. From hacks on company servers to websites, computer hacking can be devastating because it can negatively impact lives. This was perhaps best exemplified recently after the hack on the website called Ashley Madison.

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