The word "annulment" has a certain romance to it. After all, it might be a lot easier if the marriage had never taken place, right? Maryland law does have a process for annulment of marriages considered "voidable." However, it's rarely used and its effect may not be quite what you think.
As a lawyer who practices family law, you're virtually guaranteed to encounter domestic violence as an issue in some of your cases. Domestic abuse is all too common in our society, perhaps especially among people who are going through divorce or child custody cases. Why? Allegations of spousal or family violence have important legal consequences.
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.