Maryland Law Blog

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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Your Guide to Separating Happily

July 15, 2017

Did you know we wrote a book? Over the many years of working on divorce, custody, and other family law cases, we’ve figured out some really effective ways to achieve a stress-free resolution. In fact, we share these tips with each of our clients on a regular basis and see tremendous success. In 2014, we […]

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What to Expect During a Divorce

May 26, 2017

Going through a divorce? The divorce process is not easy to navigate on your own. Once you add on the emotional stress of this trying time, things can become down-right overwhelming. Here at Alan L. Billian, P.A., we get it. We’ve worked on a lot of divorce cases and know first-hand how stressful these situations […]

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A Guide to Separation Agreements

April 28, 2017

When it comes to divorce and marital settlement or separation agreements, some aspects are easily agreed upon, but other aspects can be much more challenging. Here is a short guide covering some aspects of those agreements. What is a Separation Agreement? A separation agreement is a contract between you and your spouse outlining how your […]

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