Maryland Law Blog

How do I get Temporary Child Support When Filing for Divorce?

October 11, 2016

Separation and divorce can be a lengthy process, and in many cases the parent with temporary custody needs support payments sooner rather than later. If your soon to be ex-partner and you are unable to agree on support payments, the courts are able to intercede and mandate payments for you. This court-mandated temporary support order […]

When to Seek a Protective Order

August 24, 2016

If you feel you are in danger of being abused, or have recently been abused, it is important to understand how to obtain a protective order in Maryland. There are certain qualifications that must be met to obtain a protective order, as well as three types of orders. If you are in an abusive situation […]

Do I Need a Prenuptial Agreement?

July 20, 2016

When you are about to get married there are a million decisions that need to be made. From living arrangements to wedding details, the list of things to do and decisions to make can seem endless, but there is one decision that shouldn’t be ignored. It is essential for you and your partner to decide […]

Child Support in Maryland – What you Need to Know

June 27, 2016

Child custody and support can be very complicated and overwhelming, but it doesn’t have to be. Maryland’s child support guidelines have been in effect since the early 1990’s, and help clarify any support questions. In Maryland, child support payments are based on a number of factors, including income, the number of children, alimony, etc. To […]

Limited Divorce in Maryland

May 17, 2016

What Defines a Legal Separation in Maryland? The term “legal separation” is often thrown around when discussing the possibility of divorce; however, technically no such thing exists here in Maryland. When considering a separation, parties have the option of a “Voluntary Separation Agreement,” or a “Marital Settlement Agreement”. These agreements can be a part of […]

How to Serve Divorce Papers On Your Spouse

April 12, 2016

Even if you’ve never been divorced before and haven’t had any legal troubles, you’ve probably heard the phrase “you’ve been served.” In the legal context, it simply means that some sort of paperwork was delivered to a person (often face to face), so there is no doubt that they received it. And in the context […]

Tips for Time Management During a Divorce

March 11, 2016

As you know, divorce is not always as fast as ripping off a Band-Aid. Actually, in many divorce cases the Band-Aid is being pulled a tiny bit at a time, making the whole process way more painful than it should be. This happens when you don’t manage your time well and fall into what seems […]

What is an Order of Default in a Divorce?

February 18, 2016

If you’ve been gathering information about the divorce process in Maryland, you may have come across the term “order of default.” This is one of the legal terms that may not be entirely clear on its own. Does the default have to do with bankruptcy? Or is this “default” as in “restore to default settings?” […]

Know Your Legal Rights in a Divorce

January 8, 2016

Whether it’s your first divorce or you’ve been down this road before, it’s easy to get overwhelmed. Dealing with the legal system on top of personal problems is hard without a doubt. However, it’s important to stay focused and know your rights in this situation. Some of your rights in a divorce may be universal, […]

Maryland Residency Requirements for Filing for Divorce

December 23, 2015

It doesn’t matter which state you got married in. The divorce is filed and is subject to the laws of the state where you currently reside. As long as one of the spouses lives in Maryland, he or she can file for divorce in Maryland. There are specific residency requirements you might have to meet […]

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