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June 2015 Archives

How is debt divided in a divorce?

A significant part of a divorce agreement is the division of a couple's assets. However, the division of debt can be just as impactful on your financial future. Everyone has different types of debt. However, we're going to discuss a few of the most common types and how they may be split up and redistributed in a divorce.

Helping Maryland couples draft separation agreements

Some Maryland couples who seriously contemplate divorce decide to draft a separation agreement. This type of agreement can detail your resolution of a number of issues that will need to be addressed during their separation. It also helps couples think about the things that they'll need to deal with if they decide to move on to a divorce.

Putting the children first with a collaborative divorce

As you have probably heard, parental divorce can be very hard on children, but the good news is that it doesn’t have to be. Thanks to alternative dispute resolution processes like collaborative law, divorcing parents are able to focus on what really matters as they move on with their lives: their children.

The battle to get guns away from domestic abusers continues

The subject of gun control is without a doubt one of the more divisive, emotional ones in this country. The many and varied opinions surrounding the right to own a gun are reflected in the statutes throughout the country that allow revocation of people's right to own or possess a firearm if they are involved in an incident of domestic violence or have a protective order taken out against them.

Could domestic violence be a leading cause of brain injury?

Domestic violence is, unfortunately, common in the U.S. Some sources estimate that as many as 1 in every 4 American women has experienced domestic violence in her lifetime -- and the problem isn't limited to women. Family law attorneys are well-aware of how serious spousal and child abuse can be, even as we also deal with the occasional individual who makes false allegations of family violence in order to gain an advantage in a legal proceeding.