Category: Divorce

WHAT IS EQUITABLE DISTRIBUTION?

WHAT IS EQUITABLE DISTRIBUTION? A vital part of any divorce procedure is sharing of properties. While it might be unpalatable to divide each bit of property you possess, it is an essential part of any divorce. To guarantee that both spouse leaves with a reasonable, levelheaded measure of the matrimonial resources, the courts require what [..]

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Marital property after separation

I have been separated for 2 years. I’m interested in purchasing a home. Can my wife come after my new home when we divorce? Location: Bowie, MD Does she have any rights to the property even though her name isn’t on it? Answer: Marital Property is defined as property, however titled, acquired during the marriage, [..]

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Adultery and condonation

My husband had an affair that resulted in a child. Since we reconciled I was told adultery is out of the questions, but now since it was determined to be his, can I file on the grounds of adultery, if I chose to leave? Thomas’s Answer Why do you need to prove adultery? You must [..]

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Time Needed for Voluntary Dismissal

Question: I filed notice to voluntarily dismiss complaint for absolute divorce by mail with the $15 fee over 10 days ago. It still says active/open online. No answer was filed, so how long for the case to be dismissed? Practice Area: Dismiss Absolute Divorce Answer: A party may voluntarily dismiss there case if an answer [..]

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Best Interest Attorney

Request childs attorney Location: Baltimore, MD Would it be appropriate to request a court appointed attorney for my child? I am looking to file for divorce and my ex has completely shut my child away from me. She refuses to act in his best interest and can’t even talk about him without arguing her power [..]

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Annulment in Baltimore County – Mallon-Jurisprudence

My wife filed for absolute divorce, but I haven’t been served yet. Can we annul the marriage? Asked about 6 hours ago – Towson, MD She filed a month ago, requested sheriff to serve papers, but they haven’t yet. Can she request the divorce be annulled? Answer: In Maryland you need grounds for a divorce [..]

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Court’s Role in Family Law Matters

Family Law Cases in the Circuit Court for Maryland fall into one of the following: • Divorce • Annulment • Cases arising from Marital Settlement Agreements • Alimony • Custody • Private paternity • Child support • Adoptions • Guardianship • Protective Orders and Peace Orders • Appeals of Peace Orders and Protective Orders from [..]

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