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Award of Reasonable & Necessary Expenses in Maryland Alimony Proceedings

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Alimony is a type of spousal support payment available during and after divorce proceedings in Maryland. Generally speaking, alimony exists to address financial imbalances between formerly married spouses. But there is also a temporary form of alimony available during the divorce process. Referred to as alimony pendente lite, this support payment can help either… Read More »

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What is the Maryland Approach to Alimony?

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In the process of completing a divorce, a Maryland court may decide to award alimony from one spouse to the other spouse. A type of support payment, a court usually awards alimony to address an imbalance of earning power and/or resources between the spouses. Regular alimony payments can help a spouse rehabilitate, recover and… Read More »

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Prenuptial and Postnuptial Agreements in Maryland

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In modern times it is increasingly common for spouses to enter into a prenuptial and postnuptial agreements. In most cases, these agreements serve to protect the finances of one or both spouses. To provide a broad overview of this topic, the following sections will break down important characteristics of prenuptial and postnuptial agreements under… Read More »

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Void and Voidable Marriages in Maryland

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The topic for examination today centers on a commonly misunderstand section of Maryland family law – void and voidable marriages. As the following sections will explore, void and voidable marriages are not considered legal marriages. Under certain conditions, a court of law may declare such marriages invalid. Void Marriages in Maryland Void marriages are… 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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Surveying Marital Separation Agreements in Maryland

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Many spouses work through countless issues without resorting to divorce. But in certain cases, it may be in the best interest of both spouses to end the marriage. In those situations, it can be beneficial for the spouses to pursue a marital separation agreement. What is a Marital Separation Agreement in Maryland? A marital… Read More »

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Explaining Child Custody in Maryland

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Today we will examine a vital aspect of family law in Maryland – child custody. There are seven different types of child custody in Maryland. We will explore state-specific considerations for each type of custody in the following sections. What is Legal Custody in Maryland? Legal custody refers to the power to make decisions… Read More »

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What is the Legal Approach to Domestic Violence in Maryland?

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Today we will explore an important topic in Maryland criminal and family law – domestic violence. This is a fairly sensitive topic, as it involves violence in the home and family context. That is why it is so important to have a firm grasp on domestic violence laws and protections. Definition of Domestic Violence… Read More »

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Explaining Absolute Divorce in Maryland

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In this post, we will explore an important topic in Maryland family law – absolute divorce. Unlike limited divorce, which is similar to a legal separation, absolute divorce represents the permanent end to a marriage. But before we delve into the details of absolute divorce, we need to review the residency requirements for divorce… Read More »

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