Maryland residents who are going through a divorce or another family law matter are wise to be very careful with their Facebook and other social media accounts. According to the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, more than 80 percent of divorce lawyers say the number of cases that use social networking evidence has been on the rise since 2006.
As the same-sex marriage debate continues among politicians and residents in Maryland, same-sex divorce issues are being sorted out in the state's highest court. Maryland's Court of Appeals has recently taken up the divorce case of a lesbian couple after a judge denied the couple's divorce in 2010.
A number of things can lead Maryland couples to file for divorce. Sometimes, one spouse is having an affair, or the relationship has become abusive. In other cases, the couple finds that they cannot agree on personal finances or religion and this division has eroded the marriage. And, sometimes a couple simply grows apart. The exact reasons for a divorce are not always revealed in Maryland because of the no-fault divorce option.