Maryland Law Blog

Are You Allowed to Use Social Media During a Divorce?

October 17, 2019

In today’s world, it’s hard to go even a single day without getting on social media. Whether you use it to check up on relatives and friends, post about your day, or otherwise, it’s important to approach social media with caution when you’re going through the process of your divorce. Although you are legally allowed […]

Simple Steps to Adopting Your Partner’s Children With a Natural Parent’s Consent

October 3, 2019

Adopting your partner’s children can be a big and rewarding decision in making your family complete. Once you have legally adopted a stepchild, there is no difference in the legal status between birth children of the marriage and children from another marriage. Here are a few things you need to know to get started. Step […]

How to Handle Pets During a Divorce

September 30, 2019

Although many of us view our pets like they are our children, in the eyes of the law they are classified as our personal property. Furry friends are handled in a divorce similarly to our property, like cars and other personal possessions. Divorce is a difficult process to go through, and pet custody can be […]

Has Someone Taken a Protective Order Out on You?

September 3, 2019

Protective orders can be filed to protect people from harm, but they are sometimes misused and can put undue strain on you or your family members. Let’s take a look at what it means when someone has taken a protective order out on you in Maryland. What is a Protective Order? A protective order is […]

How to Prepare for Custody Mediation

August 2, 2019

Divorce is a difficult and lengthy process to go through by itself, but when children and custody agreements are involved, it can be even more strenuous. To help ease the steps you take in your divorce proceedings, we’ve put together a guide on how to best prepare for your upcoming custody mediation. The Purpose of […]

What Happens in a Maryland Divorce When the Business Is Marital Property?

July 31, 2019

In most divorces, dividing up property is fairly straightforward. However, when there is a business involved, things get a little bit more complicated. What happens during your Maryland divorce if you have a business as part of your marital property? Establishing Value First, a value needs to be assigned to the business in the same […]

Are Prenuptial Agreements Worth It in Maryland?

July 15, 2019

While every couple preparing for marriage thinks that this is “the one” and that things will last forever, reality can be different. For many couples in Maryland, many couples are signing prenuptial agreements to protect individual assets before marriage. What is a prenuptial agreement, and is signing one really worth it in Maryland? What Is […]

Tips for Co-Parenting After a Divorce

July 2, 2019

Deciding to break up with your partner or significant other, or separate and divorce from your spouse can really take an emotional toll on those involved. This is especially true if you and your partner or spouse have a child or children together. If it has been agreed upon that joint custody is in the […]

How Is Marital Property Divided if You Get a Divorce in Maryland?

June 27, 2019

If you are filing for divorce in Maryland, you need to fully understand how your marital property will be divided. The state uses equitable distribution to decide who gets what. That essentially means that there is no guarantee you will receive 50% of the assets that you and your former spouse acquired over the course […]

Separation and Marital Settlement Agreements in Maryland

June 21, 2019

If you and your current spouse are preparing to seek an uncontested divorce, it means that you are both in agreement on all of the major issues that are involved in the divorce, like property, child support, child custody and alimony. To cement and formalize your agreement, you can create a marital settlement agreement or […]

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