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Tax Consequences of Alimony

What are the tax consequences of paying or receiving alimony? If you are paying alimony, then those payments can be tax deductible, so long as certain conditions are met in accordance with the Internal Revenue Code.  If you are receiving alimony, th…
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How to Get A Divorce in Less than a Year

Divorce by Mutual Consent Maryland has added a new ground for divorce which changes the wait time to get a divorce.    This law went into effect on October 1, 2015.  The divorce ground is called “Mutual Consent.”  Prior to this law, every mar…
Categories: Divorce

Maryland Child Support and the Unemployed Parent

Voluntary Impoverishment If child support is an issue in your Maryland case and your child’s other parent is not working, or is not working enough, then you may be able to ask the Court to treat that parent as if they were working full time.  A p…

Using Technology During Your Maryland Divorce

When you are going through a domestic dispute, the intimate details of your private life can and will be exposed. Nothing is private, especially with the use of Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, text messaging, and email. Do not say or post any…
Categories: Divorce

Claiming a Child as a Tax Dependent After a Maryland Divorce

Claiming a child as a dependent on your tax returns can sometimes make a significant difference in the amount of the tax refund that you receive from the IRS or the state of Maryland. If there is no agreement or custody order in place indicating whic…
Categories: Child Custody

Successfully Challenging a Prenuptial Agreement in Maryland

A premarital contract (often referred to as a “prenup” or “prenuptial agreement”) between prospective spouses typically provides for the way in which property is to be divided in the event of divorce. The validity of these agreements is deter…
Categories: Prenups

Tape Recording Your Significant Other

Your significant other’s behavior can sometimes impact the outcome of your divorce case, depending on the circumstances, but it is illegal for you to record any communications without their knowledge and consent.
Categories: Divorce

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