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Signs that a divorce might be the right choice

The decision to divorce may be a difficult one for some people in Maryland. Often, the situation in a marriage may worsen gradually so that a person does not realize how bad it has become. It may be obvious to outsiders that someone should get a divorce, but it may take that person much longer to realize it. However, there are a few situations that merit a divorce.

Child support is the main reason for wage garnishments

On Sept. 27, the ADP Research Institute released a study examining wage garnishments using anonymous data from 12 million workers throughout the country. Researchers found that around 7 percent of workers, or 1 in every 14, had their wages garnished for various reasons including tax debt and consumer loans. However, more than 70 percent of workers whose wages were garnished were men, and the vast majority of those men had their wages garnished because of nonpayment of child support. Some Maryland workers are likely among these employees.

Costly aspects of property division in divorce

Fees for legal or financial advice only scratch the surface of divorce costs. When a couple in Maryland possesses assets, taxes and housing expenses can cut deeply into the value of a divorce settlement. People over the age of 50 experience higher long-term costs because they often have substantial assets and limited time to rebuild a retirement nest egg.

How to collect on unpaid child support

Collecting child support can be an emotionally draining, and tedious process. If you have a court order and are still not getting the support you are owed, you are certainly not alone. It is estimated that less than half of parents with a current support order are actually collecting the full amount each month. But this does not mean that you should give up on your support obligation. In fact, the State of Maryland can pursue a variety of actions to enforce support orders.  This post will highlight a few.

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