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Determining Value & Ownership of Marital Property in Maryland

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Unless the parties to an annulment or divorce reach a mutual agreement, the Maryland courts step in to help divide marital property. In the process, the court must separate marital and non-marital property; determine the value of marital property; and resolve any ownership disputes concerning marital property. Determination of Marital Property Maryland Code of… Read More »

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The Family Home & Family Use Personal Property in Maryland

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When a married couple decides to pursue a divorce in Maryland, they must settle on how to deal with property division. The soon-to-be former spouses must either agree on a fair split or allow a Maryland court to carve up everything. Either way, there must be a final answer as to property division before… Read More »

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What is the Difference Between At-Fault and No-Fault Divorces in Maryland?

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In historical context, divorce is a modern concept. A long time ago, marriage was a permanent and final act. Marriages continued until one spouse died. Only then could the other spouse consider remarrying. Gradually, the times began to change and the need for divorce became clear. If one spouse engages in domestic violence or… Read More »

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What Happens if Divorcing Spouses Cannot Agree on Property Division?

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In terms of property division during a Maryland divorce, it is increasingly common for the spouses to enter into a marital separation agreement. By negotiating the exact distribution of all marital property, the spouses can avoid a potentially ugly battle in court. If the spouses cannot come to a mutual agreement concerning their shared… Read More »

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5 FAQs About Alimony in Maryland

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The following sections will provide answers to five frequently asked questions about alimony in Maryland. What is the Purpose of Alimony in Maryland? Alimony is a type of spousal support payment that is available during and after divorce. These support payments are designed to address economic imbalances between the divorcing spouses. On a larger… Read More »

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7 Grounds for Absolute Divorce in Maryland

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Under Maryland Family Code 7-103, there are several grounds for which a Maryland court may declare an absolute divorce and dissolve a valid marriage. The following sections will provide an overview of seven different grounds for absolute divorce in Maryland. Adultery A Maryland court may declare an absolute divorce based on adultery. The faithful… Read More »

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How Does Maryland Calculate Alimony During a Divorce?

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Alimony is a type of support payment that occurs during or after divorce. Often referred to legally as spousal support, alimony exists to address a financial or other imbalance between a divorcing couple. The disadvantaged spouse can make progress toward self-sufficiency with regular alimony payments for a fixed period of time. In Maryland, a… Read More »

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Limited Divorce vs. Absolute Divorce in Maryland

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There are two different types of divorce in Maryland — limited divorce and absolute divorce. While many characteristics and requirements are the same for both types of divorce, there are notable differences between these legal devices. Limited Divorce in Maryland As established in Maryland Family Code 7-102, a state court can declare a limited… Read More »

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How Does Maryland Divide Marital Property During a Divorce?

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When a married couple goes through the formal divorce process in Maryland, the court decides on a fair and balanced “equitable distribution” arrangement for property division. This is different from the “community property” approach in certain U.S. states — where the court simply divides all of the married couple’s assets in half. In Maryland,… Read More »

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How Does Maryland Deal with Child Support?

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First established in 1990, the state of Maryland instituted guidelines to ensure that divorced or separated parents are responsible for child support. The standard formula involves a calculation of each parent’s gross income. To help understand the landscape of child support in Maryland, the following sections will provide an overview of general rules for… Read More »

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