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Start of year brings rise in divorce filings

The New Year is now in full so swing, and, according to some experts, so is divorce season. January has unofficially become known as "Divorce Month," marking the start of an increase in divorce filings. According to a study conducted by FindLaw.com, the number of divorces tends to spike in January, then they continue to rise until it peaks in March.

Proposed bill would change Maryland's domestic violence law

Domestic disputes can turn dangerous in a matter of moments. A spat over something seemingly minor can turn into physical domestic abuse resulting in severe injuries and even death. Though domestic violence victims may feel helpless, they can and should take steps to protect themselves. One Maryland family is trying to make it easier for these individuals to obtain the protection they need.

Dispute resolution may assist in handling home during divorce

There are many legal issues that can complicate a divorce. Amongst these is whether the divorcing couple owns a house together. Deciding what to do with a marital home can be difficult, with many options available to the parties involved. In these instances, one party can choose to buy out the other, but the bank holding the mortgage may wish for the buying party to show he or she can still handle the payments.

Wife of Maryland Senator files for divorce

Readers of this blog are well aware of the legal issues that may arise during a divorce proceeding. Especially when the divorce does not end amicably, disputes arising out of these issues can be highly contentious. The battles can become even more intense when one party has a high income or it is a high asset divorce. Couples in these situations may have difficulty valuing assets and deciding upon asset division, child support and alimony. In addition to facing these complications, a high profile divorce may be damaging to one's reputation and career.

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