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Could a custody dispute damage a child's mental health?

If any of our Maryland readers have been through a divorce with children involved, they know that the entire process can take quite a toll on everyone, including the children. When the divorcing parties cannot agree to a parenting plan, the court will need to get involved and weigh many different factors in making a final determination. A child custody dispute can not only further embitter the soon-to-be ex-spouses, but it can also make the children involved feel as though they are right in the middle of the anger and fighting. That the children in this type of situation will have widely ranging emotions is a given, but is there a chance that they could actually develop a mental disorder from the custody dispute?

Prenuptial agreements can be helpful, but hard to break

Prenuptial agreements have become more and more popular over the years, and it is not hard to see why. The divorce rate continues to hover around 50 percent, so anyone getting married in America these days has to know that almost half of marriages end in divorce. And anyone who is currently going through a divorce, or has previously, probably knows that there are many complicated issues that must be settled. That is where prenuptial agreements come in. The agreements, drawn up and signed prior to the marriage can make things much easier in the event that the marriage does end in divorce.

What will your assets look like post-divorce?

Sometimes a divorce can be amicable, simple and quick. Sometimes the process can be quite the opposite. But, whatever type of divorce a Maryland resident finds themselves involved in, an almost universal aspect of the ordeal will be determining property division. And, no matter how the division of property ultimately ends up, many times both parties will find themselves in a very different financial situation afterward - this can be true in both simple property division cases and complex property division cases.

Details emerge about Holmes-Cruise child support arrangement

Some of our Maryland readers may have read a previous post detailing the Tom Cruise-Katie Holmes divorce. The news coverage of the couple's split was extensive but without many details. The divorce process was over for the star couple almost as soon as it began, with the parties quickly agreeing to terms. Since then, only a few details have slipped out, and recent reports came across the terms of the couple's child support agreement.

Child custody dispute goes international, Supreme Court steps in

In most situations, a couple going through a divorce in Maryland will have many different issues to decide. The issues can be difficult to discuss, and too often disputes between the divorcing couple can lead to contentious litigation and unsatisfactory resolutions. Further, most people probably know that, if children are involved, the child custody dispute can be the worst issue to deal with. One man is learning just how challenging the child custody issue can be, as his custody dispute heads for the U.S. Supreme Court.

Stevie Wonder to pay alimony after divorce

Anyone in Maryland who has gone through a divorce knows that there can be some tricky issues to resolve. Oftentimes, one difficult issue is the determination of spousal support, also commonly known as alimony. In several divorce cases, the respective parties can't come to an agreement as to what amount the monthly payments should be, or how long the alimony payments should last. In such situations, the litigation can become contentious.

Divorce is hard enough - what can you do to help the transition?

Everyone needs a little advice sometimes, right? And one of those times in life when Maryland residents are likely to reach out to someone is during, or after, a divorce. When a marriage reaches the point where divorce is the only option, people can face many different emotions. It can be scary to know that the relationship you have been so proud of and dependent upon is ending, and you will then face the prospect of once again making your way alone - at least for a while.

What do Maryland residents need to know about credit and divorce?

For Maryland residents contemplating divorce, there are probably many questions that need to be answered. A recent post delved into the property division aspect of divorce, questioning the role retirement accounts play in dividing up the marital property.

Should alimony be an issue in Maryland divorces?

From our previous posts, readers can probably tell that there are many different facets to pursuing a divorce in Maryland. The more issues a couple has, the more that must be discussed, parsed through and decided before a divorce can successfully occur. One of those issues can be alimony, which is often a contentious discussion when one former spouse believes they are being required to give financial support to the very person they want to break from.

Family law experts seeing an increase in women paying alimony

People in Montgomery County probably think that when it comes to alimony, it is usually the ex-husband who is paying and the ex-wife who is the recipient. And for many years, that was most likely the case in Maryland and throughout the nation. However, with the increase in the number of women in the workforce, it should come as no surprise that women are increasingly being ordered to pay alimony to their ex-husbands.

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