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CAN I KICK MY SPOUSE OUT OF MY HOME?

Every day I receive telephone calls or email inquiries from Maryland residents looking for a solution to one particular problem. They aren’t happy in their marriage and they want the other person to leave. The problem is, for a myriad of reasons, t… Read More
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New Maryland State Laws Passed in 2018

The 438th session of the Maryland General Assembly recently passed 889 new bills into law. We thought it might be interesting to share a few new laws in Divorce, Family Law, Election Law and even one about sunscreen in schools (no joke). These ne… Read More
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How will my divorce affect my income taxes?

Children: When people who have children get divorced only one parent can claim the children on his or her tax return. The tax exemption belongs to the custodial parent (the parent the children live with) unless that parent signs a release. A release… Read More
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Categories: Divorce

Desertion vs. Constructive Desertion

Desertion occurs when a spouse leaves home without justification or consent from the other spouse. In this case, the fault lies with the spouse who leaves the home. Constructive desertion occurs when a spouse is caused to leave home by the other spou… Read More
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Categories: Divorce, Family Law

What are grounds for divorce?

What are grounds for divorce? In Maryland, before you get divorced you must present to the court “grounds” or a reason for the divorce. Some grounds allow you to get divorced immediately, while other grounds require you and your spouse to… Read More
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Categories: Divorce

What is the difference between absolute divorce and limited divorce?

Absolute divorce permanently ends a marriage. After an absolute divorce you can remarry. Additionally, your property and accounts transition from being jointly held to being held in common. This means that you each own half of the property. Your divo… Read More
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Categories: Divorce, Family Law

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