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November 2017 Archives

Why same-sex divorce can be complicated

Same-sex couples in Maryland and elsewhere won the right to marry in all 50 states thanks to a 2015 Supreme Court ruling. However, they may face unique challenges when it comes time to get divorced. This is because many same-sex couples who are married today have been in relationships long before they were able to tie the knot. That fact could complicate matters such as deciding who gets spousal support or how to divide marital property.

Wintertime blues: The season for divorce

Winter sends chills down the spines of many, but not always because of the cold. Winter is one of the busiest times for attorneys dealing with divorce cases. Thanks to a variety of factors, the winter is known as one of the most common times to begin considering divorce.

Thinking of the children when contemplating divorce

Some Maryland parents who are contemplating divorce may wonder if it is worth it to stay married for the sake of their children. Although a divorce may have an impact on their lives, there may also be a negative impact by staying in the marriage. It may be worth staying if there is a legitimate chance of rebuilding the marriage. It may also be worth staying in a marriage if it means retaining medical coverage or other needed resources.

Leaving a violent marriage

Unfortunately, some Maryland residents will experience domestic violence at some point during their lives. It is a common cause of divorce. Victims of domestic violence may wonder how they will navigate the divorce process when children are involved.

Custody and co-parenting tips for fathers

Maryland fathers who are seeking custody or visitation time with their children after a divorce might want to think about what they will request and why. Being able to clearly articulate a reason why a certain plan for custody is the best one will be important whether the father needs to persuade the other parent in negotiations or a judge during litigation. The plan should take the work schedules of the parents into account, but ultimately, it must also be in the best interests of the child.