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August 2017 Archives

When mediation is not a good option for a couple

At some point, a Maryland couple may decide that it is time for the marriage to end. Once this decision has been made, the couple will need to decide how they want to actually go about getting the divorce. One popular method for dissolving a marriage is to go through mediation. While it certainly has its advantages, mediation is not for everyone.

When DNA tests may be ordered to establish paternity

Unmarried parents in Maryland may need to get DNA tests in order to establish paternity for the purposes of child support, child custody and visitation. When parents are unmarried when the children are born, the men are not automatically deemed to be the fathers. Instead, they are known as alleged fathers until their paternity is established.

This is what you need to know about adultery in Maryland

Many marriages are ended as a result of adultery. Adultery is strictly defined as having voluntary sexual intercourse with someone who is not your spouse while you're married. Adultery can ruin the trust between two people and result in hurt feels and an end to a marriage.

Closing a joint bank account while divorcing

When Maryland couples are heading toward divorce, some of the challenges can be not only emotional but also practical. Even when a split is amicable, shared assets can often lead to confusion. This can be especially true with joint bank accounts, especially when both parties have bills or other automatic payments connected directly to the account.

Keeping the marital home in a divorce

Maryland couples who are going through a divorce may be concerned about what marital property they may get to keep when the divorce is finalized. One of the main goals for many is the family home, especially if there are children involved. While the decision to try and retain ownership of the home is often made for emotional reasons, those wanting the home should step back and determine if this is a financially sound decision.