Blog Posts in 2015

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  • "Mutual Consent" - New grounds for Maryland Divorce

    October 1, 2015 introduced new grounds for divorce in Maryland. Divorce by "mutual consent" is now available to certain couples in Maryland. Why is this development of significance? "Mutual consent" ...

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  • Father's Rights
    Father's Rights

    By David C. Gardner There are many references to "father's rights" in divorce law. As a divorce lawyer, we usually represent both mothers and fathers, and it is rare that an attorney only represents ...

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  • Same-Sex Marriage Legalization Extends to All 50 States
    Same-Sex Marriage Legalization Extends to All 50 States

    Maryland is a noteworthy state when it comes to same-sex marriage. In 1973, it was the first state to define marriage as a union between a man and a woman, thus prohibiting same-sex marriage. From ...

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  • Dividing marital property at the time of divorce
    Dividing marital property at the time of divorce

    Each state has developed it's own statutory laws which govern the division of property at the time of divorce. In Maryland, the legislature has adopted a three step process which requires the court to ...

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  • Apportioning tax deductions for minor children in a divorce
    Apportioning tax deductions for minor children in a divorce

    Under IRS regulations, the parent “with whom the child resided for the longest period of time during the taxable year” has the right to claim the tax exemption for a minor child. IRC Section 152 ...

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