Why Does a Divorce Take So Long?

No one wants to get stuck in a divorce that drags on for years. Yet, plenty of divorces do exactly that. Some divorces can be completed in a matter of months, depending on the state of mind of the parties involved. Here are some of the most common reasons why divorces take so long. 1. […]

Problems that May Arise in a Divorce by Using a General Lawyer

It’s common for people to want to pay the least amount of money for their divorce. That’s why they turn to general lawyers. But most of the time, general lawyers end up costing you more money, more time, and  more favorable results. General lawyers can be a great asset in certain situations, but when it […]

How Long Does a Divorce Take in Maryland?

To you and your spouse, your relationship may be over; but legally, it continues until the final divorce papers are signed. Divorce can be a long, lengthy process, or it can be relatively quick. Various factors will affect how long the divorce process takes. Keep reading to get a better understanding of what affects the […]

What are the Common Legal Grounds for Divorce?

In Maryland, married couples who wish to separate usually need a justified reason, known as “grounds”, to get divorced. These grounds are a way to show to the court that you and your spouse have an actual reason to end the marriage. There are two types of divorce couples can seek ーlimited divorce and absolute […]

How to Choose the Right Divorce Lawyer for You

Going through a divorce can be one of the most arduous and difficult times in your life. While some couples are able to settle amicably with limited litigation, others go through long and intricate court proceedings. Trying to go through a divorce without your own personal divorce attorney isn’t a wise move. Alan Billian has […]

Who Pays for a Lawyer in Divorce?

One question that Maryland divorce attorneys are often asked is “Who pays for the divorce?” Until your lawyer has specific information that relates to your divorce proceedings, the short answer is “it depends”. Keep reading to learn what fees you can expect to pay and who is responsible for paying attorney fees during a divorce.  […]

Why Hire a Lawyer that Concentrates on Divorce

Sometimes people feel as if they don’t need an attorney for their divorce proceedings. Although a do-it-yourself divorce may be acceptable in some situations, most people should consider hiring a lawyer that concentrates on divorce. Take a look at some of these top reasons why you should hire an attorney thatconcentrates on divorce. They are […]

Keeping Things Civil During a Divorce

If you’re going through a divorce, it’s likely that you and your ex-partner are not on the best terms with one another. There are cases where a divorce is a mutual agreement between two people who are amicable and have agreed in a civil manner that the separation is the right decision, but many times couples […]

How To File For Divorce

How To File For Divorce

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 […]

What To Do if You Think You Want a Divorce

What To Do if You Think You Want a Divorce

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 […]

How to Split Custody in a Way that is Fair

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 […]

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 […]