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Did you know this new divorce law went into effect on October 1?

Beginning on Oct. 1, 35 new laws went into effect across the state of Maryland. These laws fell under virtually every legal category, including laws relating to DUI penalties, workers' rights, public safety, narcotics and even the freedom of the press. Another area touched by these new laws was divorce. The specific divorce law that went into effect is known as the Divorce-Corroboration of Testimony law, or SB359, HB274.

You don't have to take your traffic tickets on the chin

It's obvious to every American that you're innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt, but it's very rare that Americans choose to defend themselves against traffic citations. This is usually because drivers have the false perception that it is exceedingly expensive to hire a lawyer to defend themselves against something as simple as a traffic violation. Most drivers assume that it will be cheaper to take the ticket on the chin, pay the fine and be done with it.

Why is alimony essential?

A lot of Maryland residents going through divorce might question whether alimony is correct for them to pursue on a purely moralistic level. However, there are sound reasons why a spouse might need and want alimony, and based on these reasons, one can clearly understand why alimony is not only legally appropriate in many situations, but also fair. Here are some of the primary reasons why alimony is essential:

What divorce cannot guarantee

It is not uncommon for a family law attorney to hear from individuals who are completely undecided about whether or not they should file for divorce. In these cases, it is the attorney's job to inform the individual about the various aspects of divorce they should be take into consideration while making their decisions. Some of this information relates to what divorce cannot do, as it is important that everyone keep a realistic perspective when going into the process.

Why you shouldn't move out without the kids during a divorce

Your mind is full of questions. You or your spouse have decided to divorce, and you're not sure what will happen next. What about the kids? Who will get custody? The divorce isn't final, but you know it's going to happen. So you think about the idea of one of you moving out, since it's been decided you will no longer be together. Plus, you don't want to argue in front of the children. Most of the time, it's the men who move out, because they feel it's "the right thing to do." But when it comes time for a court to hear and decide custody arrangements, moving out without the children could actually hurt you.

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