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Maryland study: High-income-earner divorces rise in tough times

Recently, a sociologist from the University of Maryland conducted some interesting research which suggests a connection between the rate of divorce and the collapse of the real estate market. Although economic stress has actually made American marriages a little more stable overall, according to the sociologist's research, educated people with at least a college education, or high income earners, who lived in the states with the highest rates of foreclosures, saw a rise in divorce rates.

NFL star's wife seeks divorce after domestic violence arrest

Maryland residents may have heard the headlines recently about the NFL star Chad Johnson and his wife Evelyn Lozada. The NFL star was arrested for domestic violence, after the couple apparently engaged in a heated argument. Following the incident, Lozada was treated for lacerations to her forehead. Subsequently, Johnson's professional career was dealt a heavy blow when he was immediately terminated from the Miami Dolphins football team, and the couple's new VH1 TV reality series was also dropped.

More domestic violence victims may seek shelter in Maryland

Maryland residents may be interested to learn that the Eastern Shore Coalition Against Domestic Violence a domestic violence shelter service operating in one of our neighbor states, was notified in June that it would not receive its annual funding from the state government.

Should you take it to court - or look into collaborative divorce?

What's the best way for Maryland residents to work out their differences? When it comes to divorce, some would say that it is best to take the case to court and fight tooth and nail for every single shred of property, money and child custody rights that you can. But that view is changing, slowly but surely. And in its place the collaborative divorce process is rising to be the favored approach to what can be one of the most difficult types of legal cases.

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