While any divorce can be complicated, a Maryland Jewish divorce is especially difficult. In Maryland, a Jewish divorce requires an ecclesiastical divorce through the Rabbinical system to be valid. A divorce through the faith is not recognized by Maryland law; however, so the parties must also obtain a civil divorce through the Maryland Circuit Court…

Divorcing couples often have some idea of how their assets will be divided after the divorce is complete—who gets the house, the cars, and financial assets are often the first issues parties want resolved. When it comes to dividing debt however, most individuals are unsure what financial obligations they or their spouse are responsible for…

During many contested custody cases in Maryland, emotions will run high. Intense and negative conflict from litigation can spillover and outside of the courtroom and impact your family’s daily life. In high-conflict custody cases, parents may openly insult each other in the presence of the child or attempt to poison the child’s relationship with the…

Aside from the emotional strain, undergoing the divorce process can have a devastating toll on the separating couple’s finances. In many cases one spouse may have a substantially diminished earning capacity due to passing up educational or career opportunities in order to stay home with the children. The financially diminished spouse may have difficult time…

Throughout the United States, it is becoming increasingly more common for older couples to divorce. A gray divorce, or a divorce where the average age of the couple is over 50, focuses less on child custody and support, and more on retirement and asset division. While many married couples know they have retirement accounts, they…

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