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What is the Shared Parenting Bill?

The Shared Parenting Bill is being considered by Maryland lawmakers, and similar legislation is being considered by lawmakers in other states. The bill is aimed at correcting an issue that many fathers and legal advocates view as unjust: the tendency of courts to not award fathers 50-50 custody of their children.

Drew Barrymore finalizes divorce in just 3 weeks

Superstar actress Drew Barrymore has finalized her divorce from Will Kopelman, who she still considers a good friend. The speed and peacefulness with which this Hollywood power couple has dissolved their marriage are to be envied -- and many soon-to-be exes would no doubt like to emulate this kind of breakup.

One important factor that often leads to divorce

In the past, a divorce study was conducted that revealed a connection between the amount of housework women did and the likelihood of them getting a divorce. The study showed that women who did less housework were more likely to have a divorce. These days, housework doesn't seem to affect divorce statistics; however, outside-of-the-house work does (but only for men).

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.

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.

Would divorce affect your diet?

There are lots of matters to discuss regarding divorce. People discuss separation, child custody, alimony, etc., but how often do you hear a conversation about how divorce might affect one's diet? 

Some basic and perhaps unknowns about Maryland divorce

The idea of divorce is pretty simple. When a couple wants to end their marriage, they get a divorce. And, boom. They are not married anymore. Those who have already been through a divorce in Maryland, as well as family law attorneys, however, know that divorce is not so simple. 

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