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March 2017 Archives

Over-50 divorce rates have doubled

If you're over the age of 50, you know -- just from talking with your friends -- that incidents of people getting divorced over the age of 50 have been on the rise. A new statistic from Pew Research Center, however, may surprise you: The divorce rate for people in the 50-plus age category has doubled.

Grandparents seeking child custody in Maryland

It is not uncommon for Maryland grandparents to seek full custody of their grandchildren if a parent is unable to fulfill his or her childcare responsibilities. These cases are not usually "cut and dry," and they can take time to resolve -- especially if the parent of the child is unwilling to relinquish his or her parental rights.

Prenups are not just for celebrities

The Kardashian sisters, Paris Hilton and Mel Gibson have made billions of dollars in their careers. As such, they stand to lose a lot in their marriages and to have a prenuptial agreement is probably an easy and logical decision to make. But what about the rest of us? Should we consider a prenuptial agreement too?

Maryland lawmakers pass bill to help victims of abusive marriage

At this time, evidence from domestic violence proceedings cannot be used in divorce court proceedings. This means that if a spouse is convicted of domestic violence, or if a protective order has been granted to prevent a spouse from accessing the other spouse, these facts cannot be used to affect a family court judge's decision.

How Maryland's marital property laws can affect you

Divorce is never a pleasant undertaking. Now that you and your husband have decided to end your marriage, you know you may face a battle for a fair settlement as well as custody of the children. In order to protect your interests, it is important to understand how marital property laws work in Maryland.

Fatal accident claims life of marine from Peoria Heights

A U.S. Marine from Peoria Heights died in Gambrills, Maryland, motorcycle accident last Friday. According to police in Anne Arundel County, the 21-year-old was riding his motorcycle when another vehicle struck him. He was 30 minutes outside of Baltimore at the time.

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