Category Archives: Divorce

MILITARY DIVORCE RATES DECLINE FOR THE FIRST TIME IN OVER A DECADE.

Earlier this year, the Pentagon released data showing that divorce rates amongst military personnel had declined for the first time in over a decade.  In 2012, the rate of divorce amongst military personnel was 3.5 percent.  Between 2001 and 2011, … Continue reading

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WHAT SHOULD YOU KNOW IF YOUR EX-SPOUSE IS FILING FOR BANKRUPTCY.

According to data published by the United States Federal Courts, there were 1,221,091 bankruptcy filings between December of 2011 and December of 2012.  Of these bankruptcy filings, 1,181,016 were non-business filings.  In total, 828 filings occurred in the District of … Continue reading

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Social Security Payments as Child Support

During most divorces involving children, one parent is required to pay the other parent child support. Unfortunately, some parents paying child support die before their child support obligation ends. In those situations, the child may be entitled to the paying … Continue reading

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MODIFICATION OF CHILD SUPPORT

In Maryland, a parent owes child support until the child reaches the age of 18, or until the child is 19 if the child is still in high school full-time. The process to modify child support in New Mexico begins … Continue reading

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Social Media Becoming a Leading Cause of Divorce

The Information Age has ushered in a wave of useful tools for modern living.  Social media outlets like Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, and others are now ubiquitous fixtures in the daily lives of most Americans.  With this explosion of social media, … Continue reading

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Can a Child Choose Who Gets Custody?

The short answer is no, but it would be unwise to dismiss the idea entirely.  In recent years, courts in Maryland have increasingly become more willing to hear testimony from children in order to make the determination of which parent … Continue reading

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What Should I Bring to a Maryland Divorce Consultation?

Divorce is sure to be a stressful and emotional time for any person.  It is during this period of stress and emotion that a divorcing party must pick an attorney to represent their interests.  Although Maryland is following the national … Continue reading

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“Divorce Coaches” Becoming More Popular

Any Maryland divorce attorney will tell you that divorces are, on average, far more complicated now than they were in previous decades.  Much of this complexity can be attributed to overall shifts in societal norms as well as the ever-changing … Continue reading

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Modern Women Continue to Pay More Alimony

There is a growing trend in Maryland that closely mirrors the same trend nationwide.  As gender roles continue to change and women increasingly become the higher wage earners in American families, the number of instances in which a divorcing wife … Continue reading

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Evidence from Facebook Becoming Common in Court

State and federal courts across the country continue to allow the admission of evidence garnered from litigants’ Facebook accounts.  The social media site is designed to be a platform on which its users can share and express their viewpoints, affiliations, … Continue reading

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