Family law matters are difficult and emotionally trying. They often cause uncertainty and doubt. Our resources section is filled with helpful information on a variety of family law matters. It is intended to help you educate yourself on the divorce & family law process in Maryland and Washington, DC.
There are basically three general avenues by which a marriage can end: death, divorce and annulment. Death is obvious and divorce is the most commonly thought of endpoint to a marriage when death does not terminate it first. The often less contemplated end to a marriage is by annulment.
Santo v. Santo & Joint Custody With Tie-Breaking Authority in Maryland
October 24, 2016 by Heather Sweren
In a recent decision, Santo v. Santo (citation not yet available), published July 11, 2016, the Maryland Court of Appeals confirmed a trial judge’s authority to award one party tie-breaking authority, for legal custody, even when parents have an inability to communicate on major decisions affecting the health, education, welfare, religion of a minor child. What does this mean in your case?
What Is Considered Marital or Non-Marital Property in Maryland?
October 18, 2016 by Heather Sweren
Clients regularly confuse what is considered “marital property” as opposed to “non-marital” property. Identifying marital versus non-marital property becomes even more difficult when non-marital property is commingled (or mixed) with marital property.
Hiding Assets In A Divorce: You Can Run, But You Can’t Hide; Or Can You?
November 20, 2015 by Brian Pearlstein
Spouses will sometimes try to hide assets when facing a divorce. Offshore accounts, savings bonds, even a safe deposit box stuffed with cash are some of the favored tactics. On the flip side, cavalier accusations of hiding assets are made when the spouse, like a business owner, has complex business dealings. How should you proceed if your suspect hidden assets? How should you react if your are accused?
Technology has become central to our lives. We use new devices and services without thought. However, technology is playing an ever increasing role in legal proceedings, even in family law and divorce. How? Find out in our article.