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Maryland Family Law

Is Maryland a 50/50 Custody State?

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When starting the process of discussing child custody with their co-parent, people often have a range of questions about how Maryland law impacts their rights and the custody schedule they should expect. One such question is whether Maryland is a 50/50 custody state and what that entails. Let’s explore Maryland’s legal framework for child custody […]

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Marital and Non-Marital Property Division in Maryland Divorces

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When navigating a divorce in Maryland, especially one where one or more of the spouses have a high net worth understanding the distinction between marital and non-marital property is crucial. This understanding can significantly affect the division of assets and, ultimately, the outcome of the divorce process. This article seeks to illuminate the equitable distribution […]

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Is Maryland an Equitable Distribution State?

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Navigating Marital Property Division in Maryland’s Equitable Distribution System In Maryland, understanding the process of dividing property during a divorce is crucial. This guide provides an in-depth look at Maryland’s approach to equitable distribution, a key aspect often questioned by those undergoing a divorce. What is Equitable Distribution? Equitable distribution is a legal principle used […]

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Is Maryland a 50/50 Divorce State?

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Understanding Child Custody and Property Division The question, “Is Maryland a 50/50 divorce state?” is a common and crucial query we encounter early in the divorce process. This question, while seemingly straightforward, requires a nuanced understanding, especially when it pertains to child custody and property division. Maryland is not a 50/50 divorce state or a […]

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Is Maryland a Community Property State?

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Maryland is not a community property state; it operates under the system of equitable distribution. This distinction is crucial for understanding how property is divided in the event of a divorce. Community Property vs. Equitable Distribution Community property states generally split marital assets and debts equally (50/50) between spouses upon divorce. In contrast, equitable distribution […]

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Residency Requirements for Filing for Divorce in Maryland 2023

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Filing for divorce in Maryland requires an understanding of the state’s residency requirements. As of October 2023, Maryland has specific criteria that must be met to initiate divorce proceedings. In this guide, we cover questions about the state’s residency requirements for filing for divorce in Maryland, including any recent changes to these requirements. Residency Requirement […]

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How Long Does a Divorce Take in Maryland {Updated 2023}

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It is essential to have an understanding of the Maryland divorce process in order to make navigating its complexities more manageable. This blog post will provide valuable insight into the different types of divorces available, how long they take, and factors that influence their length as well as steps taken throughout, such topics include child […]

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Maryland Divorce Laws [Updated October 2023]

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As of October 1, 2023, Maryland divorce laws underwent significant changes aimed at streamlining and simplifying the divorce process. Limited divorces have been eliminated, and absolute divorce requirements have been adjusted. These changes foster a more cooperative atmosphere in marriage dissolution, shifting the focus away from assigning blame. Consequently, these new regulations have wide-reaching effects […]

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Can divorcing couples share the same attorney in a family law case?

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Often, we have potential clients inquire or assume that families can share the same attorney in certain cases. However, it’s important to note that Petrelli Previerta does not provide this service for divorce or pre-nuptial agreements, even if allowed by your state. Furthermore, we do not recommend it for most family law cases. This arrangement […]

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