5 Things to Know About Legal Separations in Maryland

The process of navigating through a separation or divorce can be difficult. Not only can it be difficult emotionally, but it can also be difficult legally. Sometimes couples separate as the first step in dissolving their marriage. But before you and your spouse decide to go down that path, there are a few things you […]

Updated COVID-19 Guidelines May 2021

At The Law Offices of Alan L. Billian P.A., we are now accepting in-person appointments to serve you, your family, and your legal needs. As COVID-19 guidelines continually change, we ask that all visitors arriving for a previously scheduled appointment, complete a temperature check, wear a mask, and adhere to social distancing guidelines. Please contact us […]

Can You Change Your Child’s Last Name in Maryland?

can you change your child’s last name in Maryland?

Does your child have a step-parent whose name they want to adopt? Has your ex had their parental rights terminated? No matter the reason for a name change, you have the ability to make this change in the State of Maryland. Sometimes, it can be a relatively easy process, but there are times when it […]

How to Navigate Co-parenting During the Holidays

The most wonderful time of the year is upon us! Even though things may look a little different this year, this is the time for joy and excitement. The last thing you want to do is argue with an ex-spouse about your children. It puts your children in a difficult situation and takes away from […]

What is Involved with a Child Support Agreement?

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 […]

We Are Open to Serve You

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 […]

Is a Prenuptial Agreement Right for You?

Nowadays, many couples get a prenuptial agreement (or a prenup) before they get married, but is a prenup right for you? As an experienced Maryland family law attorney, we wanted to take some time today to discuss some of the benefits of a prenup and whether or not one is right for you. Ask Yourself […]

What Does Divorce Mediation Entail?

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 […]

Why do we Choose to Represent People regardless of Sex or Sexual Orientation?

Why do we Choose to Represent People regardless of Sex or Sexual Orientation?

We’ve all heard the commercials on the radio, or heard of a firm where they will only represent men, or only represent women. People ask us, all the time, do you only represent one group? The answer? A resounding no. Here’s why: We’re All Created Equal At Alan Billian, PA, this is something we firmly […]

Can You Draft a Prenup After Marriage?

Can You Draft a Prenup After Marriage?

Prenuptial agreements are a great way to protect yourself and your significant other when entering a marriage. These agreements are usually entered into before marriage, so what can be done after a couple is already married? Can you draft a prenup after marriage? The short answer is yes—it’s just not called a prenup. Instead, a […]

Divorce and Taxes

Divorce and Taxes

Divorce and all it entails is stressful. That stress is compounded when it comes to tax season. By learning the ins and outs of filing taxes after a divorce now, you can save yourself from the stress and uncertainty of it come April. Let’s look at some of the things that you’ll need to know […]

Why Prenuptial Agreements Are for Everyone—Not Just the Rich

Maryland prenuptial agreements aren't just for the wealthy

Many people aren’t fully aware that a well-written prenuptial agreement can protect both partners in a marriage, even those with average incomes. People who are looking to keep their assets safe before entering into a major agreement like marriage should consider this option. A Maryland prenup may seem like a “dirty deal,” but it can […]