Maryland Law Blog

Handling Child Custody When Unmarried

December 4, 2017

Almost everyone knows somebody who has gone through a divorce. And it is not hard to find a story about how messy a divorce can be. Divvying up all of a couple’s assets and finances can be frustratingly difficult, and deciding custody and visitation rights for a child can be almost unbearable for a parent. […]

Divorce and Taxes

November 15, 2017

Divorce and all it entails is stressful. That stress is compounded when it comes to tax season. By learning the ins and outs of filing taxes after a divorce now, you can save yourself from the stress and uncertainty of it come April. Let’s look at some of the things that you’ll need to know […]

The Difference Between Alimony and Child Support

October 20, 2017

If you or someone you care about is considering a divorce in the near future, there are some important things to understand beforehand. Alimony and child support can be confusing and the thought of payments being made or received can be overwhelming. Many people don’t fully understand the difference between alimony and child support, so […]

Can Child Support be Modified in Maryland?

September 14, 2017

If you are currently paying child support in Maryland and considering filing for child support modification, there are some things you should know first. While it is possible to modify child support in Maryland, it is a complex process, and is only available in certain circumstances. Let’s look quickly at some circumstances that qualify for […]

What are Grounds for Divorce in Maryland?

August 15, 2017

Each state in the United States of America has a different set of rules we must follow in order to dissolve a marriage. One of the first things to do is determine what the reason is for the divorce; also known as the grounds for divorce. Here are the various different acceptable grounds for divorce […]

Your Guide to Separating Happily

July 15, 2017

Did you know we wrote a book? Over the many years of working on divorce, custody, and other family law cases, we’ve figured out some really effective ways to achieve a stress-free resolution. In fact, we share these tips with each of our clients on a regular basis and see tremendous success. In 2014, we […]

Why Prenuptial Agreements Are for Everyone—Not Just the Rich

June 15, 2017

Many people aren’t fully aware that a well-written prenuptial agreement can protect both partners in a marriage, even those with average incomes. People who are looking to keep their assets safe before entering into a major agreement like marriage should consider this option. A Maryland prenup may seem like a “dirty deal,” but it can […]

What to Expect During a Divorce

May 26, 2017

Going through a divorce? The divorce process is not easy to navigate on your own. Once you add on the emotional stress of this trying time, things can become down-right overwhelming. Here at Alan L. Billian, P.A., we get it. We’ve worked on a lot of divorce cases and know first-hand how stressful these situations […]

A Guide to Separation Agreements

April 28, 2017

When it comes to divorce and marital settlement or separation agreements, some aspects are easily agreed upon, but other aspects can be much more challenging. Here is a short guide covering some aspects of those agreements. What is a Separation Agreement? A separation agreement is a contract between you and your spouse outlining how your […]

What to do if my Child is Arrested

March 31, 2017

Receiving a call from a police officer is never something you look forward to, and when you have children, it’s always concerning. If your child has been arrested, your first line of defense is a good, experienced juvenile defense lawyer. Here are some things you can do when your child is faced with a criminal […]

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