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Divorce Archives

Financial preparation can help during divorce negotiations

Divorce impacts all aspects of your life, including your investments. The divorce process is emotional -- and understandably so. However, when it comes to protecting your financial goals, it is best to put aside your emotions and look at things with a level head to ensure you are getting your fair share during divorce negotiations. 

Facebook makes breaking up a little less painless

Many Maryland family law attorneys advise their clients to stay off of social media during and even perhaps for some time after a divorce. No good can come from seeing what your estranged spouse is up to -- especially if it's more exciting that what you're doing. Further, anything you post on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and other sites can potentially be used against you in court.

Tips for coordinating your kids' holidays with your ex

The fall and winter holidays, from Halloween onward, are often among the most stressful for separated and divorced parents. In some cases, Maryland family law attorneys recommend that plans for these holidays be detailed in their clients' parenting plans to help avoid disputes that can make them less enjoyable for parents and children alike.

How do you handle running into your ex?

Even if you don't have children, if you and your ex stay in the same area after you divorce, chances are that you may run into each other from time to time. You may maintain some shared friendships and even family connections. You may both shop at your favorite grocery store or go to the same gym. The bottom line is that you may run into each other.

Is mediation right for me?

While many couples are focused on the idea of a court battle or expecting a contentious dispute when they make the decision to divorce, it doesn't have to work out like that. While there are often major communication issues that contribute to a couple needing to separate, if both parties can put these issues aside and focus on making the divorce as positive of an experience as possible, it can take a great deal of stress and pressure off of the situation.

Divorcing for adultery just got easier for gay Marylanders

Legal same-sex marriages have been taking place here in Maryland since 2013. However, Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh has now clarified what had been a somewhat murky legal issue in the past -- whether a spouse in a same-sex marriage can use adultery as grounds for divorce.

Divorce can teach important life lessons

A divorce is a huge event in anyone's life in Maryland, and people who have gone through it often learn a lot about themselves and about life in general. If you're moving toward a divorce, not only do you want to know what legal steps you need to take, but you also want to consider the following lessons that others have shared.

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.

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.

Have you been waiting for a better economy before divorcing?

Among the 99 percent, the economy may not feel like it's booming, but the worst of the Great Recession now appears to be over. At the very least, consumer spending is on its way back up -- last month the U.S. Department of Commerce reported the largest increase in consumer spending in the last eight years.