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The New Maryland Spousal Effect Law – Changes You Need to Consider

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A new law (Senate Bill 192/House Bill B99) also known as an Augmented Estate Law, was signed into law by Governor Hogan, and takes effect October 1st, 2020. This new law will likely have a profound impact on the finances of certain married couples, especially couples who have previous children, by another marriage. While… Read More »

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Unmarried Couples and Child Custody

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Marriage rates are on the decline (divorce rates have actually declined as well), which is why it is becoming increasingly common for unmarried couples with children to rely on custody laws in Maryland. In fact, one third of children are living with an unmarried parent, according to the Pew Research Center. Some of those… Read More »

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Divorcing After 50

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Divorce at any age is a difficult, life-changing event. For couples over 50, there are some aspects of divorce that you should pay special attention to. These include division of pensions, retirement accounts, and stocks and bonds; spousal support; and in some cases child custody and child support. Gray Divorce is on the Rise… Read More »

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A Positive Outcome: How Two Divorce Attorneys Handled Their Own Divorce

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A Chicago couple, who got married just after they each finished law school, went through the process of argument, therapy, argument, and inevitably divorce. Why is this story noteworthy? Because both were and still are divorce attorneys, as the New York Times reports. With years of experience helping clients through often messy and almost… Read More »

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Division of Marital Property

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During divorce, many couples wish to know what is at stake in terms of their property, both real and personal. Maryland is an equitable distribution state, meaning that property is not divided equally in every situation. However, the court will make a “fair” decision, and typically both spouses receive an equal share of the… Read More »

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