The foremost concern in every child custody matter is the best interest of the child. Such concerns are also to be used when courts interpret various child custody statutes - whether passed at the state or the federal levels.
In an interesting twist of events, while the rate of marriage has declined in America in recent years, the number of couples seeking prenuptial-type agreements has actually increased, according to a recent survey of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers.
New methods of collecting child support may impoverish thousands of parents in Maryland and throughout the country next year. A change in government policies will now allow states to seize all Social Security, disability and veterans' benefits from people who have child support debts.
As we have previously discussed in our Maryland Divorce Blog, divorces among the nation's military service members are on the rise. Military divorces involve several complexities that civilian divorces do not. When we say "military divorce," we are referring to marriages in which at least one spouse was or is in the service.
As many Rockville residents are preparing to file their taxes, Maryland residents who have experienced a significant financial event in 2011 may have trouble navigating their way through the Tax Code.