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…

A parenting plan is a child custody plan that is negotiated by co-parents. A well-developed parenting plan can help ensure that your child’s needs are met while establishing parental care and responsibilities for different situations. In Maryland, a parenting plan can be included in a marital separation agreement or a judgement of divorce. If you…

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…

In any divorce proceeding, all parents of minor children should work to ensure that the financial needs of their children will be met. Parents of special needs children after divorce in Maryland have unique considerations and obstacles when planning to provide for the financial needs of their children. One unique consideration is preparing for long-term…

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