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June 2016 Archives

Baby boomers pushing divorce rate up

A new study from the University of Maryland reports that if the current trend continues, the divorce rate will climb to 52.7 percent. For many years, the media has said that the divorce rate was not 50 percent. Lately, the news has stated that Americans are getting divorces less often than in previous years.

Getting divorced? Be careful posting on Facebook

Social media platforms such as Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat often feel like an ever-present audience in today's age of constant connectedness. However, there is such a thing as over-sharing, and if you're posting about your ex, it can seriously backfire on your court proceedings.

Making sure your parenting agreement works well for your children

Maryland parents who are drafting their parenting agreements with a separated spouse will want to make sure that the arrangements work well for their children. While staying realistic and practical with regard to what is comfortably possible for the parents, the best interest of the children involved should always take precedence in deciding parenting agreements. In order to ensure that this is achieved, parents will want to consider including several important points in their parenting agreements.

How are absolute and limited divorce different in Maryland?

When one is choosing to end a marriage, there are always many difficult and painful decisions that must be made. Being well-informed of the legal options for how to proceed through a divorce can give clarity to the situation and help keep the process from becoming overwhelming. The state of Maryland offers both limited and absolute divorce, depending on the needs of the parties and the available grounds for divorce. A clearer understanding of the difference between these two options can help those seeking a divorce to decide which to pursue.

When can I change my child support order?

Maryland courts recognize that life circumstances change from moment to moment. We do not always make the same amount of money and we do not always have a job. Therefore, when life circumstances change, Maryland parents who pay child support may be able to apply to have their child support requirements changed. This article will discuss what circumstances are required to be present in order for a parent to request such a change.

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