Maryland Divorce & Family Law

Maryland Divorce: How Should You Divide Pensions and Employment Benefits?

Whether you’re staring down retirement or just getting started with your career, your pension and other benefits will play a huge role in your divorce. Dividing a pension can be complicated, but it’s possible to do so in a way that benefits both spouses. Equitable Distribution in Maryland Before you proceed with retirement benefit division, […]

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Am I Really Considering Separation and Divorce?

          By Guest Blogger, Elizabeth Perwin, LCSW-C The decision to end a marriage is huge.  Sometimes there are compelling reasons to do so, and it’s a healthy conclusion to protracted pain and suffering. Sometimes marriages end because couples get frustrated by the inevitable emotional gridlock that intimate relationships create.  All couples eventually […]

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Is There a Divorce Gene? What Role Does Genetics Play in Divorce?

Ample research indicates that children with divorced parents are more likely to also divorce. Previously, experts assumed that children simply modeled their parents’ relationship patterns, thereby increasing the likelihood of dissolution. New evidence, however, turns this version of nature versus nurture on its head. Genetics likely plays a greater role in divorce than once assumed, […]

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Separating While Going Through a Major Medical Event—Survival Strategies

Cancer, autoimmune diseases and other medical struggles can strain even the strongest marriages. Some couples manage to pull through, while others find the difficulties impossible to weather together. Divorce can provide ample relief for couples struggling through medical catastrophe, but it also adds new burdens. The healthy spouse may be forced to divorce on grounds […]

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Special Complications of Same-Sex Divorce

The United States Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage in the United States with the landmark 2015 case Obergefell v. Hodges. This ruling stipulates that the Fourteenth Amendment’s Due Process and Equal Protection Clauses ensure a fundamental right to marriage for same-sex couples. With marriage, however, comes divorce—and our legal system remains woefully unprepared to handle […]

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