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…

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…

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…

Maryland law presumes that the husband of the mother is the child’s father because the mother is married at the time of the child’s conception or birth. Problems can arise, however, when the mother is married and someone claims paternity of her child and that person is not her husband. Although the situation between the parties…

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