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January 2016 Archives

Important points about prenuptial agreements

Some Maryland couples may want to consider a prenuptial agreement regardless of whether they own many assets. Attorneys say that prenuptial agreements are on the rise, and they are not just for the wealthy. Increasingly, millennials are turning to prenuptial agreements even if they are just starting out financially.

Due diligence for divorcing spouses

Family law attorneys in Maryland are often very busy in January as people seeking a clean break and a fresh start decide to take action and file for divorce. These decisions are often made after months or years of unhappiness, but rushing through the divorce process in order to make up for this lost time can lead to poor choices and serious financial repercussions in the years ahead.

Social Security benefits and filing for divorce

Social Security retirement benefits may be affected by divorce, because the duration of the marriage prior to divorce or the subsequent death of one spouse can impact the amount the other spouse can receive. Maryland residents should keep in mind that Social Security retirement benefits are governed by federal law.

Legal assistance can help to prevent domestic violence

Domestic violence is a problem that affects many women in Maryland. Each year, there are around 1.3 million women in the U.S. who endure a physical assault from their significant other, and three women die in the U.S. each day from injuries sustained during a domestic violence incident.