Category Archives: Divorce
What Happens To Your Life Insurance When You Divorce?
Dealing with a life insurance policy can be tricky enough on its own. But, when this life insurance plays a role in one’s divorce proceedings, things can become far more complicated than they need to be. What Is Life Insurance? The definition of “life insurance” is as follows: a contract between an individual and… Read More »
Maryland Absolute Divorce: At-Fault Vs. No-Fault
There are two types of divorce under Maryland family law — limited and absolute. Generally speaking, limited divorces are temporary and enable the parties to reconcile their differences. On the other hand, absolute divorce is permanent, without any avenue to resuming marriage thereafter. In addition, there are two main categories of absolute divorce —… Read More »
How Do Limited Divorces Work Under Maryland Family Law?
Maryland family law does not provide a one-size-fits-all approach to divorce. Instead, there are separate options for limited and absolute divorces. An absolute divorce is permanent and signifies a formal end to marriage. On the other hand, a limited divorce allows for the possibility of reconciliation and the continuation of marriage. What are the… Read More »
How Does Maryland Treat Property Division After Divorce?
Property division can be one of the most important aspects of a Maryland divorce. In this context, marital property refers to anything a couple acquires during their marriage with a few exceptions. The term “marital property” does exclude certain things, such as third-party gift or inheritance. In the course of pursuing a divorce, the… Read More »
3 Components Of Joint Custody Agreements Under Maryland Family Law
In Maryland and many other jurisdictions, child custody is an extremely important consideration for divorced or unmarried parents. In many cases, the parents are able to construct a joint custody agreement that is mutually agreeable to all parties involved. But if the parents are unable reach mutual agreement, the Maryland courts may intervene and… Read More »
8 Acceptable Reasons To File For Absolute Divorce In Maryland
Maryland family law provides for two different types of divorce “limited” and “absolute”. Limited divorce is temporary; the spouses can reconcile their differences and remain married. On the other hand, absolute divorce is permanent; there is no going back. The requirements for absolute divorce appear under Maryland Code of Family Law Section 7-103. This… Read More »
What Is The Maryland Difference Between Marital & Non-Marital Property?
When a married couple decides to pursue divorce under Maryland family law, property division can be one of the most difficult considerations. Each party gets to keep any non-marital property they acquired before marriage or through other approved methods. But the soon-to-be divorced parties must decide how to divvy up all of their marital… Read More »
Can Maryland Alimony Include Reasonable Expenses & Medical Benefits?
During the process of and in the aftermath of divorce, the Maryland courts may require alimony payments. This type of spousal support obligation helps address financial imbalances between the parties to help each move forward in a self-sufficient manner. As explained in more detail below, alimony support payments can include reasonable and necessary expenses… Read More »
Examining 3 Requirements For Divorce Actions In Maryland
Maryland family law imposes numerous requirements on divorce actions. Before a married couple can pursue a divorce, they must be able to demonstrate an acceptable reason, which is referred to legally as a “ground.” In certain cases, there is a residency requirement. And when children are involved, parents may need to complete an educational… Read More »
How Do the Courts Oversee Property Division During a Maryland Divorce?
When a married couple files for divorce in Maryland, the state courts are responsible for overseeing the process of property division. Relying on established criteria, the Maryland state courts must ensure that the division of marital property is fair and equitable to both spouses involved. In order to do so, the state courts have… Read More »