During a Maryland divorce proceeding, parties tend to focus on the division of tangible things, like property or assets, and financial support, like alimony or child support. However, these parties overlook that they may need a Maryland divorce name change. Whether one spouse adopted the other’s last name or both spouses hyphenated their last names;…

During a divorce proceeding, a lower-earning spouse may be entitled to rehabilitative or indefinite alimony. Generally, the spouse with higher income may be ordered to pay spousal support to the lower-earning spouse. Alimony awards are enforceable by the court, particularly if the alimony award is incorporated in a judgment of divorce and marital settlement agreement. However, some…

No one should have to experience domestic violence or its ricocheting ramifications. No person should have to choose between their safety and their ability to secure food and shelter. One of the last things any victim of intimate partner violence should be worried about is how to financially support themselves and their family because of…

Before you head into negotiation over your current child custody and access arrangement, take a look at our top 5 child custody negotiation tips to help make your negotiation as stress-free and productive as possible. Maryland Custody Negotiation Tip #1: Focus on the Child, not the Past Relationship Between the Parents When negotiating a child…

Emotions often run high during contested custody cases in Montgomery County, Maryland and Prince George’s County, Maryland. One parent may feel that they were treated unfairly by the court or that losing daily contact with their child may be intolerable.  Sometimes, when dealing with the intense emotional aftermath of a custody dispute, a parent may decide…

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