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  • Divorce Is A Better Alternative For Many People
    Divorce Is A Better Alternative For Many People

    Since Henry the Eighth first obtained a divorce from the Archbishop of Canterbury in 1533, divorce has had a long and tortuous history. Henry the Eighth was motivated by a desire to marry Anne Boleyn ...

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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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  • Shared Physical Custody and Shared Child Support Guidelines in Maryland
    Shared Physical Custody and Shared Child Support Guidelines in Maryland

    The notion of shared physical custody is not well defined in Maryland case law. Parents typically think of shared physical custody as 50/50 or even time with their children. However, that is rarely ...

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