Maryland Law Blog

Can You Get a Divorce Without a Lawyer?

June 3, 2019

We live in a DIY culture where independence is prioritized over all things and people are encouraged to take their lives into their own hands. Though this may be a reasonable approach for things like baking a fancy cake or making your own lampshades, not all activities will benefit from a little internet research and […]

Understanding Protective Orders and Peace Orders in Maryland

May 21, 2019

While the terms “protective order” and “peace order” might be improperly used interchangeably in discussions, the two are very distinct legal orders given out in the state of Maryland. However, both can be used in similar situations. What are the key differences between protective orders and peace orders, and which is appropriate for your situation? […]

What Are the Grounds for Divorce in Maryland?

May 2, 2019

Getting a divorce in the state of Maryland isn’t as simple as filing and getting the divorce. You’ll need grounds to end the marriage, especially if your spouse is opposed to its termination. Proving the grounds for divorce, though it can be difficult, is possible when you have a seasoned Maryland divorce lawyer on your […]

What Does Divorce Mediation Entail?

April 4, 2019

Divorce isn’t easy for anyone and when things get tense, it can be hard to see the situation ending in a satisfying conclusion for both parties. Thankfully, this is where mediation comes in. If you’re not sure whether or not you want a mediator for your divorce proceedings, or you’re just not sure what to […]

What is Alimony?

March 4, 2019

Alimony is a payment made to a former spouse to the other in the hopes that they will be able to become self-sufficient. For the most part, these payments are made for a set interval of time, long enough for the spouse who needs them to gain independence. Things like the length of the marriage, […]

A Simple Guide to Property Division in Divorce

February 5, 2019

When facing divorce, a lot of people become stressed and anxious about property. What’s going to happen to the house? Who’s going to get the car? Or the bank and investment accounts? Which one of you is going to get to keep the record collection? What about the decades’ worth of Christmas cards? There are […]

Understanding Domestic Violence & Abuse

January 2, 2019

Domestic violence is more complicated than your spouse physically attacking you, though that can certainly be a part of it. Abusive marriages and abusive relationships are all about power and control. If you feel that your situation is unsafe or abusive, contact The National Domestic Violence Hotline today at 1-800-799-7233. Now we’re going to talk […]

Three Good Reasons to Get a Prenup

December 3, 2018

Prenuptial agreements carry with them a great deal of negative connotation. So often, people believe that these agreements sow feelings of distrust between spouses that can then lead to resentment and even to divorce itself. However, this is not necessarily the case. Today we’re going to talk through prenups and why they may be a […]

Protective Orders Vs. Peace Orders

November 1, 2018

There are times in life where you need protection from a person who is violent or has threatened harm to you or your child. For these times, the law offers protective orders and peace orders. These orders protect you and your loved ones from dangerous people, and today, we’re going to take a closer look […]

The Importance of Both Parents

October 17, 2018

In today’s world where so many headlines show children being separated from their families, it is important to remember and to reiterate the necessity of a child having both of their parents in their lives, whenever possible. At Alan L. Billian PA, when dealing with the sometimes contentious and always emotional issue of custody, we […]

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