Maryland residents may be interested to know that the Pew Research Center recently released a study showing that only 51 percent of American adults are taking their wedding vows, representing an all-time low. However, the number of unmarried couples moving in together has been on the rise, as people decide to delay marriage.
Many Maryland residents are no doubt well aware of the complex issues involved in a divorce. There is not just the issue of dissolving the marriage itself, but there is also the issue of how to fairly divide the marital property. When children are involved, the divorce may become even more complicated as the spouses vie for custody.
When someone is caught in an abusive relationship, they may suffer both physically and emotionally. Unfortunately, domestic violence is all too common, and the victims of it may feel as if there is no one for them to turn to. However, under Maryland law, it may be possible to get a protective order against the abusive spouse.
There are many issues that may come up during a divorce -- some more contested than others. For example, division of the marital property may not be easy when neither spouse can agree on who keeps the house. Moreover, cases involving custody of a child or children can be particularly difficult, especially when the divorcing couple disagree on the child's best interests. However, Maryland residents may be interested to know that there are more and more cases involving pet custody in family law courts across the nation.