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Family Law

What to look for regarding possible divorce

Not all marriages will end happily ever after. That's the sad truth about the world today. People fall out of love with each other. They fall in love with others. They have arguments that seem to never end. Money problems get in the way of the relationship. Ideas of...

Estate planning decisions during a divorce

Divorce involves many difficult emotional and financial factors. One of the most important, and one that's often forgotten in Maryland and elsewhere, is estate planning. No matter what type of assets or end-of-life wishes are involved, making updates that reflect each...

Divorce can cause changes to tax filings

Financial repercussions can be a major concern for Maryland spouses considering filing for divorce. From the division of assets to dealing with spousal support, there can be major impacts on each party's finances caused by the end of a marriage, and the stress around...

Separating accounts and credit during divorce

For Maryland couples who are going through a divorce, one important step might be to close any joint accounts and open new individual ones. If spouses have accounts on which the other person is named as an authorized user, the user should be removed. These actions...

Family law in Maryland

Divorce can be a difficult process emotionally. Sometimes it is the only way to move forward in life. Not all Maryland divorces look exactly the same, but there are some procedural steps that they have in common. First, one spouse puts the divorce in writing by filing...

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...

How divorce affects taxes

Maryland couples who are getting a divorce should keep in mind that there will be a change in how they file their taxes as well. Marital status is determined by what a person's status was on the last day of the year, so at this point a person will either file as...

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