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Late in life divorce raises some challenges

Maryland couples who decide to get divorced later in life take on special challenges that can be unique. Many of these issues revolve around the fact that two people may have spent many years of their lives together, commingling their funds and planning to support each other through their golden years.

Divorce and bankruptcy: things to consider

Marital and financial problems often go hand-in-hand. If you and your spouse are considering filing for divorce, and if one or both of you are thinking about filing for bankruptcy, you have a lot to think about. If you have decided that there are no alternatives to bankruptcy or divorce, there are many strategic considerations, such as:

How property is divided in a Maryland divorce

Aside from child custody issues, matters related to the distribution of property are among the most important and contested in divorce cases. If you are a Maryland resident who is contemplating or going through a divorce, it's important to understand how property and assets are divided.

Common problems parents have in child custody cases

Maryland parents who are going through a divorce may struggle to make and keep child custody, support and visitation agreements. Conflict between them can bleed over into attempts to make and fulfill visitation agreements, and this could lead to more time in court trying to force one parent to comply.

Obtaining child support in Maryland

There are a large number of children being raised by single parents today as a result of high rates of divorce as well as children being born to parents who were never married. Raising a child is very expensive, and child support can be critical for a single parent.

Keeping costs in check during a Maryland divorce

Some estimates peg the cost of a divorce at $15,000 to $20,000, but this doesn't include the expense of moving to a new place and other incidental amounts. As soon as the marriage ends, the person moving out of the family home may be required to pay two months worth of rent and a security deposit along with anything that a new residence may need. Many are required to pay spousal and child support as well, further increasing their financial burden.

Guidelines for using social media during divorce

People in Maryland who are divorcing should be cautious about their use of social media. It can take an emotional as well as a legal toll. During times of stress, it can be easy to forget that other people are posting sanitized versions of their lives. It may be difficult to read about other lives that seem smooth when people are facing their own challenges.