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Monthly Archives: January 2024


What Is A Protective Order In Maryland?

By Schlaich & Thompson, Chartered |

According to Maryland statute, a protective order is an order issued by the court that prevents an individual from committing certain acts against another individual. It is sometimes colloquially referred to as a restraining order. In this article, the Maryland divorce lawyers at Schlaich & Thompson Chartered will discuss protective orders and how they… Read More »

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Non-Marital Property In A Maryland Divorce

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When a couple divorces in Maryland, all of their property is divided into two categories: marital property and non-marital property. Non-marital property was acquired before the date of the marriage or through inheritance or gift after the marriage; whereas, marital property is any other property that was acquired during the marriage.   In other cases,… Read More »

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Grounds For Divorce Updated Back In 2023

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The Maryland legislature made major changes to family law back in 2023 doing away with limited divorce and updating the grounds for filing a divorce. Prior to October of 2023, Maryland law permitted two types of divorce: limited and absolute. As the name suggests, an absolute divorce was a permanent severing of all legal… Read More »

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Voluntary Impoverishment As A Means Of Avoiding Child Support Payments

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Divorce is an emotional affair and sometimes, those feelings careen out of control. A parent may seek to voluntarily impoverish themselves as a means of avoiding child support payments just to “stick it to” the other party. Regardless of their efforts, parents are required to pay child support payments to the custodial spouse. In… Read More »

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