Maryland Law Blog

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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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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Establishing Paternity for Child Custody

February 8, 2018

Obtaining legal and/or physical custody of your child can be a very emotional process. Understanding what steps to take in your custody case is important to ensuring a favorable outcome. Let’s take a look at what is involved, and how to establish paternity for child custody. What Child Custody Options Do I Have? Physical Custody […]

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How to Split Custody in a Way that is Fair

January 4, 2018

During a divorce there are many decisions and adjustments that need to be made, but settling on a custody arrangement for your kids is a huge decision. Coming to an agreement that is fair for you, your spouse, partner or significant other, and your kids can be overwhelming and difficult, but it is possible. Here […]

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Divorce and Taxes

November 15, 2017

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 […]

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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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Can Child Support be Modified in Maryland?

September 14, 2017

If you are currently paying child support in Maryland and considering filing for child support modification, there are some things you should know first. While it is possible to modify child support in Maryland, it is a complex process, and is only available in certain circumstances. Let’s look quickly at some circumstances that qualify for […]

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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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