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Perry-Brand high asset divorce settled

Maryland residents may already be aware that unlike many celebrity couples, Katy Perry and Russell Brand have had a remarkably amicable divorce. Although considered to be a high asset divorce based on the celebrity status of both stars, particularly of Perry, the parties never entered into a prenuptial agreement prior to their marriage.

New child custody rules may benefit military in Maryland

In recent years, there has been an upswing in military deployments, especially for those in the National Guard and reserves. At the same time, a surge in divorces has been noted among those in the military. Many issues affecting child custody and visitation rights arise when one parent is deployed to another country or even just assigned to a base in another state. Maryland may now have the opportunity to enact a set of rules designed to help the members of the military with these difficult issues.

More Maryland couples finding collaborative divorce a plus

Maryland residents who read this blog or who tracked the recent divorce settlement between Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise may not be surprised to find out that many couples are turning to the collaborative law approach in order to reach their ultimate goal: a quick and amicable divorce settlement.

Katie Holmes' sole child custody filing apparently moot

Maryland residents have likely heard about one of the most unexpected celebrity break-ups in a long time. Katie Holmes, the wife of Tom Cruise, filed for a divorce several weeks ago. She shocked a lot of star watchers by reportedly seeking sole custody of their 6-year-old daughter, Suri.

Maryland firm's technology could affect child custody cases

New blood tests are now available that can determine the paternity of an unborn child as early as the eighth or ninth week of pregnancy, without putting the unborn child in danger in any way. Ravgen, a Columbia, Maryland, company has been offering such a test for a little while and charges between $950 and $1,650 for it.

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