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What is the Determination Process for Alimony in Maryland?
Under Maryland family law, the subject of alimony often arises during the process of completing a divorce. These support payments can help a former spouse regain self-sufficiency or address financial imbalances between the former couple. Certain couples reach an understanding and execute an agreement that addresses alimony. Though in many cases, the Maryland state… Read More »
Overview of Maryland Laws Against Destructive Devices
Destructive device laws in Maryland exist under the umbrella of weapon possession crimes. Destructive devices have the potential to inflict severe harm due to the presence of harmful materials or substances. Accordingly, Maryland applies criminal penalties for violations of destructive device laws. What is the Definition of a Destructive Device? Maryland Code, Criminal Law… Read More »
What Happens to Family Property After a Maryland Divorce?
During the process of completing a divorce in Maryland, property division is an important consideration. Essentially, the soon-to-be former spouses must decide how to split up their marital assets, including any family property. In this context, the term “family property” refers to both family home and family use personal property. Family Home vs. Family… Read More »
What is an Absolute Divorce Under Maryland Family Law?
Even though marriage is supposed to last forever, divorce is a common reality for many spouses. When two spouses are unable to resolve their differences, Maryland family law allows them to pursue an absolute divorce. Unlike limited divorce, which can be reversed, absolute divorce is permanent. In order to pursue an absolute divorce in… Read More »
What is the Maryland Difference Between Prenuptial & Postnuptial Agreements?
Maryland family law enables spouses to enter into legally enforceable agreements and other devices, before and after marriage. When prospective spouses enter into such an agreement before marriage, it is referred to legally as a prenuptial agreement. When they do so after marriage, it is referred to legally as a postnuptial agreement. Legal Background… Read More »
The Maryland Adult Protective Services Program
Generally speaking, child support and care responsibilities under Maryland family law end once a person reaches 18 years old. At that point, most minor children become self-sufficient adults, capable of taking care of themselves. In certain cases, however, adults are not able to reach self-sufficiency. Referred to legally as vulnerable adults under Maryland law,… Read More »
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