Divorce

Maryland Law Blog

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, […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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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How To File For Divorce

September 4, 2018

When a relationship starts to break down, it can be very difficult for all parties involved. Sometimes ending the union is necessary to preserve peace and harmony for everyone. Filing for divorce can be stressful, but thankfully top Maryland divorce lawyer, Alan L. Billian, P.A., is here to help. Here’s what you need to know […]

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What To Do if You Think You Want a Divorce

July 5, 2018

If you’ve had difficulties in your marriage, the idea of divorce has likely crossed your mind. It’s important to know if these difficulties are resolvable. It’s important to consider divorce as your last option. Here are some things to think through before getting serious about ending your marriage. Temporary Speed-bumps There are many speed-bumps along […]

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The Difference Between Alimony and Child Support

October 20, 2017

If you or someone you care about is considering a divorce in the near future, there are some important things to understand beforehand. Alimony and child support can be confusing and the thought of payments being made or received can be overwhelming. Many people don’t fully understand the difference between alimony and child support, so […]

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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 […]

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