Maryland Law Blog

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 […]

Am I Entitled to Alimony?

February 17, 2017

After a divorce, finances can be especially difficult to figure out. If you and your former spouse shared finances, it can be confusing and overwhelming deciding who gets what. If you rely heavily on your partner financially, divorce can be a scary prospect, but you may be entitled to alimony. How does alimony work? Who […]

3 Ways to Make Co Parenting Easier in 2017

January 13, 2017

Continuing a relationship with your ex after separation or divorce for the sake of your children can be challenging to say the least, especially if it was not a smooth separation. But for the sake of your children and their relationship with both of their parents, it’s essential for you and your ex to work […]

Tips for Dealing with Divorce During the Holidays

December 13, 2016

Divorce is always hard, but it can be especially difficult to navigate the holidays while you are going through a divorce. Likewise holidays can be stressful under even the most ideal conditions, so it is easy to let that stress overcome you while also in the process of a divorce (or immediately after). Here are […]

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