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Dealing with unemployment during divorce

When people in Maryland decide to divorce, they can face a range of changes in all aspects of their lives. In addition, some unrelated situations can have an impact on how the divorce progresses. For example, if one spouse loses a job during divorce negotiations, it can affect decisions about child or spousal support. This does not mean that a spouse who becomes unemployed during the divorce will shed his or her support obligations; instead, the court is likely to look at the reasons for unemployment as well as future job prospects.

Valuation, taxes and buyouts complicate business owner divorces

When small business owners in Maryland pursue divorces, their business assets often represent marital property. Dividing the property between two ex-spouses to settle the divorce involves identifying the current value of the business, consideration of taxes and how to structure a buyout of an ex-spouse who co-owned the business.

Staying in the marital home after a divorce

When Maryland couples decide to divorce, handling what to do with the family home can be one of the most challenging questions. It can be one of the most substantial assets held by a couple, and people may also have strong emotional ties to the house. Especially when kids are involved, parents may want to see their children remain in the same home if it is financially possible. There are a number of issues for people to consider before finalizing their decision.

How to keep divorce out of the office

Keeping work life and the divorce process separate can be challenging, but it is necessary. People must take steps to ensure that the divorce does not hurt their performance at work and that they do not jeopardize any part of the divorce process by being careless with confidentiality.

Tasks for post-divorce life

After a divorce has been finalized, a former couple in Maryland may be very pleased. Divorce can be a process that many people find emotionally, financially and mentally draining. However, there are still some things exes will have to do after the divorce to ensure that they can fully go their separate ways.

Tech issues to address during divorce

The to-do list for Maryland couples preparing for divorce can get quite large. Unfortunately, password protection for digital accounts often gets lost in the shuffle. It is commonplace for couples to know all of each other's important passwords. It is also very likely that spouses share online accounts, such as those for financial accounts, movie streaming services or popular forums.

Divorcing couples must cooperate when selling their marital home

Selling a house is a stressful experience in the best of circumstances. Maryland residents selling a house during a divorce experience an additional layer of challenges. Usually, cooperation between divorcing parties is not easy. However, if a divorcing couple is going to sell their home and they want to get any money out of the sale, they need to be able to cooperate with each other.

Dealing with dependent tax credits after divorce

Divorcing parents in Maryland may need to decide who will claim the children on their taxes. In fact, this could be addressed in the divorce agreement. If exes fail to do so, the IRS will accept the claim of the parent who files first. If a parent who is not entitled to make the claim does so, sorting it out after the fact can be complicated.

Planning ahead for divorce as a business owner

Business owners in Maryland may need to consider the future when they decide to marry. While few people want to think about divorce before they even begin their married life, this is a necessity for entrepreneurs. In many cases, investors like venture capitalists may even require proof that a business is safeguarded in case of divorce before making a serious investment in a firm. Because a business can be such a key asset, it's important to think about how a divorce could affect its future.

Divorce negotiations for a positive resolution

Divorce can seem like a frightening or overwhelming experience for many people in Maryland, especially if they are most commonly familiar with its portrayal in media. People hear about drawn-out court cases, bitter disputes and ongoing financial feuds. However, millions of average people get divorced each year, and many of them do not face these contentious, high-conflict situations. Divorce often comes with difficult emotions, and it can be a challenging time. However, it is also possible for both parties to negotiate an agreement that sees the marriage come to an end without a battle over every dollar.