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November 2013 Archives

Maryland residents who divorce may still get benefits from ex

The biggest issues Maryland individuals face when contemplating a divorce can likely be about money. The idea of going from a financially stable home to venturing off into the financially unknown can be a stressful thought for anyone. However, for senior citizens facing these unsettling thoughts, there may be good news. People who divorce may also be entitled to retirement benefits from their former spouse.

Do one's actions in divorce court play a role with the judge?

Maryland couples going through a divorce are likely questioning if how they present themselves in court can affect their case. As it turns out, how one acts in court can play a huge role in the judge's decision-making regarding asset separation, child custody and anything else related to divorce. There are a few things one can do to help their divorce proceedings run smoothly, with little disrupt.

Preparing for a Maryland divorce settlement meeting

For many residents of Maryland, it is often wondered what one can do to help the divorce proceedings proceed without set backs. When someone wants to get divorced, it is likely that they want it done and over with as soon as possible. Preparing for a divorce settlement meeting proves to be one of the most controversial aspects of divorce, other than child custody issues, but there are some ways couples are going about settlement meetings to get a fair outcome without delay.

Deciding to divorce isn't always an easy decision

In the movies and on television one person declares in the middle of an argument that he or she wants a divorce. The story then proceeds directly into court. There is no further discussion or decision to be made regarding whether or not the end the marriage. Life is not always that simple. For many Maryland couples, making the decision to divorce is not easy.

How to control the cost of a Maryland divorce

For those in Maryland who are considering filing for divorce, one of the most important considerations is often the ultimate cost involved in moving from married to single. While there can be no doubt that there are expenses related to divorce, in most cases couples can exert a measure of control over those costs, and can work to keep them at a manageable level. Doing so can lead to a far better outcome for all involved.