A refresher on divorce and debt

People going through a divorce likely think about what they are going to receive in the final settlement: The family home, a portion of a retirement fund, child support and alimony. But what couple needs to remember is that there also is debt involved that must be addressed. Previous blog posts have looked into the […]

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Keeping the engagement ring: An update

An engagement ring is the ultimate symbol of love and commitment. But what happens if the notion of love and commitment goes awry, and a couple chooses to end their engagement and call off the wedding? There are a lot of issues to consider when it comes to the bands that adorn the left ring […]

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Fertility, surrogacy and legal contracts

Fertility issues strike as many as one in six couples in the United States. Many explore options to fulfill their dreams of having a family. Adoption, artificial insemination and surrogacy have become viable options for couples who want to build a family. But seeking alternatives to having a baby means you need to have your […]

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How to protect your rights when you adopt a child

About 135,000 children are adopted in the United States every year. Of those, 59 percent are foster children, 26 percent are foreign and 15 percent are babies whose parents have given them up for adoption. The remaining are usually stepparent adoptions. If you are adopting a child and you aren’t the stepmom or stepdad, you […]

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Pregnant and Divorced in Maryland: What Now?

Divorce in Maryland is complicated enough as is, but if you are pregnant at the time of divorce or shortly thereafter, you may experience unique complications regarding custody, visitation, and child support. For the sake of your child and your own mental health, it is imperative that you seek support from a compassionate attorney willing […]

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Same-Sex Divorce: Challenges Regarding Asset Division

Dividing assets can be difficult for any divorcing couple, but same-sex couples face unique challenges. Asset division can be particularly tricky if marriage or civil unions were not recognized in the couple’s state of residency at the time they were married. Those with prenuptial or post-nuptial agreements find the process far easier. Ultimately, the goal is […]

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