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High asset divorce of Kim Kardashian now set for trial

Most Maryland residents are probably familiar with the reality television series that feature the Kardashian family. Arguably the most famous family member of the clan, Kim Kardashian, has made the headlines recently as she revealed that she is pregnant with Kayne West's child. However, she is also currently in the process of ending her marriage with husband, Kris Humphries, who she sought a divorce from after only 72 days of marriage. This high asset divorce has now been scheduled for a trial.

On-line dating sites and child custody determinations

On-line dating sites have surged in popularity and are now being utilized by a wide variety of people from all walks of life. However, Maryland residents need to be aware that the personal information that is contained in the profiles posted on these websites can be used as evidence in a court of law. In fact, a survey that was recently conducted by the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers found that evidence taken from these personal profiles has increased by 59% in the last three years in a myriad of divorce related matters, particularly child custody cases.

Direct deposit of child support payments in

Recently, the Maryland Child Support Enforcement Administration made an important announcement which could assist many children and families in Maryland. The CSEA provides services which include the establishment and enforcement of child support orders, and the distribution of such funds. The CSEA will now be providing a special debit card to families to allow them to access their child support payments instantly, instead of waiting for a check to arrive in the mail each month.

Maryland police to step up the fight against domestic abuse

In 2010, there were close to 18,000 domestic violence crimes reported in the state of Maryland. Recently, the Maryland police department announced that it was going to take additional measures to curb the instances of domestic violence that continue to plague the state. The measures include a plan to place domestic abuse investigation coordinators at each of the 22 police barracks in the state. The goal of this program is to specifically target repeat offenders in order to break the vicious cycle that is perpetuated in many cases of domestic abuse. The victims of domestic abuse will be provided with a counselor to further assist them so they will not be victims again.

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