Many parents who have decided to go their separate ways are often faced with a battle related to child support. There are a number of factors taken into consideration prior to the court ordering a parent to pay a certain amount of child support. But is there ever a point at which a parent could be made to pay too much child support?
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Individuals who are going through a divorce are often faced with many issues that must be resolved before the divorce can be finalized. These issues can range from visitation (if there are kids involved) to alimony payments, depending on the circumstances. Many people assume that when it comes to alimony, the length of time that alimony must be paid is usually not longer than the length of the actual marriage. But in Maryland, is that really the case? One Maryland case dealt with that question, among others. Let’s take a brief look at Malin v. Mininberg.
Throughout the years, there has been much discussion about the burden of proof a domestic violence victim must meet to get a final court order of protection. For years, Maryland has required victims to provide the judge with proof or evidence that is “clear and convincing” with respect to the allegations made against the accused individual that he or she committed any one of the many prohibited acts under the domestic violence laws.
If you or your spouse has filed for divorce in Maryland, one of the next things to take place in the process will be a scheduling conference. The court will send notice about the conference to the divorcing parties; however, many people express great concern when they get the notice -- primarily because they do not know what occurs at such conferences.
There are any number of reasons why an individual would want to have public records sealed. In cases involving criminal issues, it is not uncommon for the accused party to seek to have his or her records closed to the public. But what about in cases involving family law--particularly divorce cases? Can divorce records be sealed?
Many people believe that if they are fortunate enough to find love twice in their lives, they need to take full advantage of it. That said, many individuals who have previously been married and divorced will not say no to marriage when (and if) the opportunity presents itself again. In fact, many divorced individuals are often quite excited at the prospect of getting another chance to get things right the second time around.
There are times in child custody cases (or contested child support cases) when the judge handling the case may decide to appoint an attorney for the child being discussed. At other times, the judge might actually decide to speak to the child one-on-one. Your Towson family law attorney knows that depending on the specifics of the case, the judge might select an attorney for the child to serve as either a best interest attorney, child advocate or a child privilege attorney.
In May of this year, we wrote a blog alerting you to the fact that several bills seeking to change certain divorce laws in Maryland were making their way through the state legislature. At the time, the changes had not taken effect; however, according to the Baltimore Sun, certain new divorce laws took effect as of October 1, 2015.
Many people know of or have heard the phrase "common law marriage." But what exactly is a common law marriage--and more importantly, does it exist for those who live in Maryland? Undoubtedly, for individuals who have been in relationships for long periods of time, the answer to that question is a very important one. So, let's take a look at what a common law marriage is in Maryland.
There are a variety of reasons why someone would want to have his or her name changed. Some choose to do so after they get married, while others might want to change their names for religious or personal reasons. Whatever the reason, it is important to know that there are several steps that must be taken in order to have your name changed -- but there are also steps that will need to be taken if you object to someone changing his or her name.