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Divorce Archives

Divorce aspects that can make or break your settlement

Going through a divorce means that you might have to think about things like child custody, alimony, child support and property division. Each of these points can have a huge effect on the remainder of your life. We know that you want to end up with a divorce settlement that is in your best interest. Thinking about each point is crucial if you want that to happen.

Who does the chores may impact divorce

More and more families in Maryland and across the rest of the country are finding that they need both parents working to make ends meet. However, this also means that both parties are coming home after a long day of work having to face the household tasks of cleaning, cooking and laundry. When either party feels like he or she is having to do more than one's fair share or that the spouse isn't appreciating one's efforts, it can lead to problems and eventually divorce later on.

Women are statistically happier than men after a divorce

While previous studies have shown that women are more likely than men to initiate the divorce, a recent study has now found that women are also more likely to be more satisfied with their post-divorce lives. The study looked at 2,000 adults in the United States and surveyed them on how they felt about their lives after their divorces. The results were surprising.

Divorcing after decades of marriage

Issues like property divisions, child support, child custody and alimony are an integral part of the divorce process. However, how long the couple has been married can have a significant impact on how some of the issues are handled. Those divorcing after many years of marriage often have established extremely commingled finances and may not even know where to begin when it comes to dividing them.

Do civilians retain any benefits after a military divorce?

You have served your country as the spouse of a military service member. During that time, you have enjoyed the benefits of the military service. These include shopping on base, having TRICARE insurance and possibly living in base housing. You might be wondering what will change if you divorce your spouse. The answer depends on a rule known as the 20/20/20 rule.

Establishing a child support order

If you're seeking child support, one of the most common questions you may have is how long it will take to establish the child support order and for you to start getting payments. While this varies considerably depending on the details of your case, there are some general guidelines and factors to be aware of.

Study: Americans less accepting of divorce

The results of a study released this month by the National Center for Health Statistics show an interesting change in people's views about divorce. Even though divorce has become more common over the years, the acceptance of it has moved in the opposite direction.

Maryland lawmakers consider changing divorce requirements

Under Maryland law, for a couple to obtain an uncontested divorce, they must swear that they have lived apart for at least a year. This means that they may not have spent even one night under the same roof during that time, even if they slept in separate rooms.