When you're in the throes of marital arguments and disagreement -- and when you've decided to get a divorce -- the first thing you'll want to have is your own space. You may already be shopping for an apartment or a new house to purchase. In most situations, it's probably a good idea to move out as soon as possible, but if you have children with your soon-to-be ex, think again.
If you're like most Maryland parents going through a first-time divorce, there are many things you will not understand about the divorce process. In fact, some of the terms and legal concepts you encounter will seem downright foreign and illogical.
Health care is expensive, but necessary. For that reason, aside from putting food on the table and a roof over one's head, health care can become one of the most primary concerns of any Maryland parent.
Imagine a Maryland family law court ordered you to pay $3,000 a month to your ex-spouse in alimony payments. The problem is, you've just lost your job and, at this point, you need the $3,000 a month a lot more than your ex.
You probably don't want your divorce to drag on forever. There is a chance that the divorce process will last longer than what you expect due to matters that you might not be able to control. Other factors that you can control may also draw the process out.
Permanent alimony payments continue to exist in the state of Maryland. This means that, in rare divorce cases, it's possible for a family court judge to force one spouse to pay the other spouse monthly alimony checks for the rest of their lives.
Even though you do whatever you can to avoid trouble on the road, you shouldn't assume you will never be part of a car accident. This could happen when you least expect it, through no fault of your own.
There are probably a million different things running through your head when you start to contemplate a divorce. Have you waited long enough? Does what has happened between you and your spouse really mean it's time for a divorce? Should you give up on your marriage, or will waiting it out really make things better?
If you're in the throes of a child custody dispute, you may want to take the following advice to defend your custody rights in court: Keep a diary of all your parenting activities.
Alimony has been around for a very long time. If you qualify to receive this vital marital benefit, you should never feel ashamed. Even if your ex or others try their best to make you feel embarrassed about being the recipient of these payments, if a court of law approves you to receive alimony, know that you deserve it.