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POST JUDGMENT DIVORCE OPTIONS

You’ve gone to Court and the Judge has issued a Divorce Decree that you think is unfair, or you are otherwise unhappy with it.  Can you appeal the Judge’s decision?  Yes, there are a number of avenues you can take that our firm can help you with.  The rules for filing...

HOW DOES THE COURT DETERMINE AN AWARD OF ALIMONY?

Alimony, also called spousal support or maintenance, is one of the more difficult issues to tackle during the divorce process.  With the exception of child custody and child support, no other issue is as personal or emotionally charged to divorce litigants. Alimony is...
WHAT IS DISCOVERY

WHAT IS DISCOVERY

Discovery is necessary because what you know is not as important as what you can prove. Discovery is the phase of litigation in which both sides request information from one another. The purpose is to learn about each position taken by each side to facilitate a...

ASSETS AND LIABILITIES

Maryland is an equitable distribution state which means that the court will equitably divide and distribute the marital property and liabilities in a divorce action.  Equitable means “fair”; it does not always require a 50/50 split. Nevertheless, the presumption is...
THE STEPS TO GETTING DIVORCED

THE STEPS TO GETTING DIVORCED

When divorcing, it’s difficult to know what to expect.  Divorce is a complicated process that can be full of frustrating delays and unpleasant surprises.  An idea of what is going to happen when can make an uncomfortable time a little more predictable.  Every divorce...
PENDENTE LITE HEARING

PENDENTE LITE HEARING

Pendente Lite Hearings provide temporary court-ordered relief to preserve the status quo and “settle the waters” until the final trial. The time immediately following a separation can be very chaotic for many reasons.  The emotional and financial trauma of separation...
CHILD CUSTODY IN MARYLAND

CHILD CUSTODY IN MARYLAND

The question of “Who gets custody of the kids?” is one of the most difficult decisions for parents and their children when parents separate.  When child custody arrangements are being decided, the Court considers two types of custody: physical custody and legal...

CAN MY SPOUSE EVICT ME?

My wife wants to evict me out of the house we reside in. We have a 10-month-old baby. My name is not on the deed nor the mortgage. She had her attorney file a wrongful detainer complaint. I give her money regularly to pay bills. ANSWER This is not a landlord/tenant...