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June 2013 Archives

Family law negotiations now can make buying homes later easier

Purchasing a home after divorce may seem daunting to some Maryland residents, but it certainly is not an impossible dream. Family law issues like property division can take into account the desire for divorcing spouses to buy homes in the future. Spouses currently going through this process may wish to negotiate provisions in the divorce decree that make it easier to buy homes in the future. In the event that this wasn't taken into consideration before a divorce was finalized, however, there are still steps to take to make a new home a reality.

Family law matters can challenge unmarried couples

Many Maryland residents are aware that unmarried couples can face problematic issues that those who are married may not need to consider in quite the same way. The type of family law matters that can challenge unmarried couples include the right to visit sick partners in the hospital, to make funeral arrangements for a partner who has died and many other health care and tax considerations. Some counties and states are trying to address these issues by providing extended rights to those who either cannot marry or choose not to for their own personal reasons.

Courteney Cox and David Arquette divorce, share child custody

Child custody issues can be sticky for couples in Maryland and across the country to navigate, but they are not insurmountable for those willing to work together to further their children's best interests. Hollywood stars Courteney Cox and David Arquette recently finalized their divorce after being married for over a decade. The two have reportedly gone through an amicable split, and have a great deal of affection and respect for each other. These factors will come in handy as the two navigate their joint child custody arrangements of their 8-year-old daughter, Coco.

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