In a recent law that was enacted in Maryland, couples seeking to dissolve their marriage now have a quicker option: mutual consent divorce. Under the terms of this amendment, couples have an easier way of divorcing amicably without extended waiting periods.
Since 2013, Maryland has proudly held the title of the first state to legalize same-sex marriage. With it has come the less illustrious—but nonetheless important—legalization of same-sex divorce, which allows for divorce between same-sex couples on the same grounds as it does for heterosexual couples.
It may go without saying, but a divorce can be an emotionally traumatic experience for women and men alike. More than just the common blues that come with the end of a relationship, there may be a need take time off from work to deal with psychological issues that may arise
If you are thinking about divorce, but are unsure of when and how to go about it, chances are that you have already received pieces of advice from friends and family. The recommendations may range from the practical to the ridiculous, and they may leave you more confused, or angry, with what to do.
A life change as big as a divorce can feel overwhelming upon first glance. While it's definitely not a decision to take lightly, it is also a decision that can be taken in steps. Addressing each issue that comes up with the process of divorce can make everything feel more manageable. One aspect that impacts some Bowie residents in a divorce is the issue of alimony.
Alimony, or spousal support, is not guaranteed in every divorce. When it is awarded, there are a bevy of factors that are considered by a judge. The length of the marriage, the health of the spouses, the financial situations of the spouses, the earning potential of the spouses -- the list goes on and on. If it is awarded, spousal support instantly becomes one of the most important parts of a post-divorce arrangement. And this isn't just because of the money involved.