During divorce, asset division can be a highly contentious topic. No matter how generous two people may be in normal day-to-day life, things can rapidly change when the conversation turns to dividing assets that were once a symbol of a happy marriage.
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Baltimore County Family Law Attorney Blog
Prior to many Maryland couples making the ultimate decision to divorce, many of them go through a period of separation. However, it is important for those couples to remember that they are still, in fact, married even during the separation period. That said, it is imperative that individuals keep in mind that their finances will still remain connected in some way even though they are living in two different places.
There are always exceptions, but based on my knowledge and experience I consider alimony difficult to obtain in shorter marriages. Many blame the challenge in obtaining alimony in shorter marriages to a vague "national trend." I think the reason is simpler and closer to home: Judges apply the factors articulated in MD Family Law Article §11-106(b) to decide whether to award alimony and those factors weight against alimony candidates who are younger people in shorter marriages. Consider:
If you are considering divorce in The Circuit Court fro Baltimore County, then your decision will have life-changing implications for your family and your finances. Given the seriousness of the situation, take whatever advice you receive from non-professionals with a critical ear; your family & friends love you but they are often limited by their personal experiences--which is to say their inexperience.