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Domestic violence is on the rise

Some very sobering statistics have just been released by the United States Office on Violence against Women. According to a recent report, domestic violence is the leading cause of injury to women in the United States, where three women die every day due to domestic abuse.

Can you be financially secure after a high asset divorce?

Maryland residents may already know that one half of all first marriages end in divorce, and approximately 65% of second marriages end in divorce. In addition to these statistics, divorces are becoming more and more or an issue for individuals who are nearing retirement age. Women are statistically at a financial disadvantage when a high asset divorce occurs, although this is changing as more and more women surpass men in earnings.

Country music star files for divorce

Celebrities enjoy many perks, but certainly have a difficult time keeping their love lives private. Maryland residents may have heard that recently, Jason Aldean, a famous country music star, has just filed for divorce from his wife of 12 years. The couple has two children together, who are 5 and 10 years old.

Dodger owner's former wife claims unfair asset division

Many readers from Maryland may recall the bitter divorce proceedings between Frank McCourt, the former owner of the Los Angeles Dodgers baseball team, and Jamie McCourt, his ex-wife. The two signed a divorce settlement agreement back in October of 2011. However, Jamie McCourt is now claiming that her ex-husband committed fraud by misrepresenting the value of his assets at the time of the settlement, leading to what she claims is an unfair asset division.

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