Maryland Law Blog

What are the Grounds for an Absolute Divorce in Maryland?

May 21, 2020

Like many other states, Maryland law dictates that grounds for divorce must be proven before the legal dissolution of a marriage can occur. If you are considering an absolute divorce, it’s important to understand the different types of absolute divorce you can file for, as well as the grounds associated with each. How is Absolute […]

What are the Grounds for a Limited Divorce in Maryland?

May 8, 2020

In Maryland, spouses seeking a limited divorce must prove appropriate grounds before their marital status can be altered or adjusted. If you are considering separation from your spouse, it’s important to understand how limited divorce differs from absolute divorce, and what proof is necessary in order to obtain the type you seek. Today, we’ll be […]

What is the Difference Between a Protective Order and a Peace Order?

April 30, 2020

Protective and peace orders are two classes of restraining orders that are put in place to keep someone from harming, harassing, stalking, or otherwise contacting you. The main difference between these two types of civil orders is the relationship between you and the offender. Let’s take a closer look at these methods of legal protection […]

What is Involved with a Child Support Agreement?

April 22, 2020

Child support refers to the payments made to and from the parents of a child or children in order to assist them in providing for that child. A child support agreement is often a necessity when parents separate or divorce from their partner and are, in turn, unable to provide the financial support needed to […]

MD Judiciary Statement Concerning Child Support

April 7, 2020

Despite the Governor’s Stay at Home Order, Custody and Child Support Orders remain in effect. Below is part of the text of the statement from the MD Judiciary: “Statement from the Maryland Judiciary on MattersConcerning Children & Families: With schools closed and courthouses restricting operations to reduce exposure to COVID-19, custodians who live apart might […]

COVID-19: Co-Parenting During a Pandemic

March 26, 2020

The novel coronavirus, COVID-19, has already begun affecting our day-to-day life. Precautions are being taken, social distancing is being encouraged, children are home from school, and business closures mean many Americans are without jobs. Though these drastic changes may be temporary, people all over the country are searching for ways to cope. Co-parenting can be […]

We Are Open to Serve You

March 24, 2020

Though the novel Coronavirus is changing the way we do business, The Law Offices of Alan L. Billian P.A. is open to serve you, your family, and your legal needs while practicing safe social distancing habits. During our time of social distancing, I can be reached by phone at 410-889-5500, or by email at alan@billianlaw.com. I […]

Communication with Your Children During Divorce

March 3, 2020

Many couples considering divorce tend to stay in their unhappy marriages longer out of fear of harming their children. Divorce isn’t usually easy on anyone involved, but there are certainly ways you can minimize the impact that divorce has on your children. Maintaining healthy communication with your children both during and after divorce is an […]

What to Discuss When You Consult with a Divorce Lawyer

February 19, 2020

When you make the decision to get a divorce, your first step is finding a professional and compassionate divorce lawyer to work with. Once you’ve scheduled a consultation with a legal expert in Maryland, it’s important to prepare yourself for the meeting. Planning for what you want and need to discuss is key to saving […]

How to Navigate the Custody Process

February 3, 2020

When you go through a divorce or a breakup and there are children involved, the process can be complicated and emotionally taxing for you and your ex-partner. Understanding how custody agreements commonly work will help you better navigate this process and allow for the best outcome for your child. Step 1: Child Custody Petition At […]

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