Many marriages fail for numerous reasons, infidelity, also referred to as adultery, being one of the most common. While some couples are successful in working through the loss of trust, others cannot stand to endure the stress and pain the infidelity has brought to the marriage and choose to divorce. Adultery as an issue in a divorce creates a more complex set of issues both as to financial issues as well as custody if minor children are involved. Read more
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Property Division in Divorce
Divorces usually involve property division. With a few important exceptions, all the property that was acquired during a marriage is considered marital property in Maryland. Marital property normally includes such things as houses, cars, furniture, personal property, stocks, bonds, jewelry, bank accounts, pensions, retirement plans, 401k accounts and IRA’s. It generally does not include the value of professional degrees/licenses. Read more
What are the grounds for divorce in Maryland?
The reason that you are entitled to a divorce in Maryland is called the “grounds.” Maryland has “no-fault” and “fault” grounds for divorce. Read more
Lots of helpful advice about potential legal mistakes for small business owners already exists on the internet. Sometimes, though, too much advice can be overwhelming. We’ve combed through the results and found the articles that we think are the best, and added some of our own. Read more
An auto accident is a stressful event, and this is a checklist you can use to help keep your thinking straight during a stressful time. Read more
Many individuals are uncertain how to interact with the police under the threat of criminal charges. Absent the active assistance of an attorney that is well versed in the facts of the matter, there is no sure fire way to handle the situation to avoid criminal charges or to minimize the chances of conviction. That being said, there are several general observations that can assist you Read more
What is a living trust?
One of the greatest gifts you can leave your survivors is an organized estate. The time you spend now will help your loved ones to cope later, and also will ensure your wishes will be carried out. Read more