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How do dual citizens divide marital property and assets?

Maryland residents who are dual citizens or who are married to dual citizens may have even more difficulties with many of the most important legal issues surrounding a divorce. Just because one or both spouses are American citizens does not mean that either can file for divorce in the U.S. For example, if an American is living abroad, many times a foreign court may have jurisdiction over certain issues surrounding a divorce, because where that person lives determines which court has jurisdiction.

Why should we go through divorce mediation?

Maryland residents should know that mediation may be the most valuable key to surviving a divorce with the least possible financial and emotional turmoil. Where a typical court proceeding is adversarial in nature, the divorce mediation process is just the opposite. A neutral mediator assists parties in arriving at an agreement both sides can agree upon, giving each person the chance to have all of their individual needs addressed. In contrast to an adversarial proceeding, mediation emphasizes cooperative problem solving.

$50,000 to local organizations to prevent domestic violence

Recently, a number of grants totaling $50,000 were presented to local Maryland non- profits including the House of Ruth, the Kennedy Foundation.Net, Maryland Network Against Domestic Violence, the Montgomery County Family Justice Center Foundation and the after School Dance Fund. These grants were given by the Verizon Foundation to combat domestic violence.

High asset divorce more common later in life

Maryland residents may be interested to learn that more and more couples are divorcing later in life than ever before. This blog reported some months ago on this relatively new phenomenon. Many times, these older couples face a high asset divorce due to all of the material things they have acquired together over the years.

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