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What is “Marital Property’ and How is it Divided in Maryland?

Property division during divorce can be a hot button topic for spouses.  Here is what you need to know about dividing assets and property during divorce. Maryland follows a rule of equitable distribution when considering the property of individuals getting a divorce.  By this rule, the courts try to make fair-minded decisions concerning property, assets, […]

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Three Things You Need to Know about Absolute and Limited Divorce in Maryland

If you are thinking about getting a divorce in Maryland, it is important to understand the difference between absolute and limited divorce. While it is possible to get a legal divorce in many states within a year, Maryland requires a one-year separation for couples who are basically seeking no-fault divorce.  The separation period is one […]

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Important Points to Consider When Divorcing After 50

Choosing to leave a marriage when you are over 50 can give you a chance at a new start, but it is important to first understand the issues associated with later-life divorce. A lengthy marriage is no guarantee of personal happiness or satisfaction.  Increasingly, couples over 50 are calling it quits.  Current research suggests that […]

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Active on Social Media during Divorce?  It Could be a Thumbs Down

From Twitter to dating apps, social media is a big part of life for a lot of people.  If you are planning on a divorce or already in the process of divorcing, it is critical that you think before you press “send.” For frequent users, social media offers a supportive community, friends, and news of […]

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Do You Really Want the House?  Points to Keep in Mind about Dividing Assets during Divorce

If you jointly owned a home during your marriage, should you try to keep that house as part of the settlement?  The answer depends on you. As you move through divorce in Maryland, your assets are defined as “marital” or “non-marital” property.  In our state, marital property is divided equitably — not equally.  That means […]

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If You are Thinking about Divorce in the New Year, Take These Five Steps First

Deciding to get divorced is not an unusual New Year’s resolution.  Once the holidays are over, many people are ready to learn about divorce as a means to make a fresh start and create a more satisfying life. Because it is a legal arrangement, it takes a legal process to dissolve your marriage. As a […]

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Baltimore Divorce Attorney Awarded 2018 Super Lawyer Rating

Allyson B. Goldscher recognized for excellence in Family Law for sixth consecutive year Recognizing remarkable service to individuals and families in the Baltimore region, divorce attorney Allyson B. Goldscher has again been named a Rising Star by Super Lawyers, a distinguished national rating service. Named a “Rising Star” for six consecutive years, Ms. Goldscher practices […]

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Baltimore Divorce Lawyers: Moving on After Divorce

After a divorce, it may be easy to feel sorry for yourself and fall into either new or old unhealthy habits. Self-care and setting intentions are important while you are in the midst of a divorce or right after the divorce is finalized. At that very sensitive time, it is important to fully understand your […]

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Baltimore Divorce Lawyers Discuss Signs That Your Spouse May Want a Divorce

It can be easy to miss the signs that show that a divorce is imminent. They may be signs that your spouse is intentionally projecting. They could be unconscious signs. In fact, it’s very possible that you are showing the signs of wanting a divorce without consciously realizing it. Nevertheless, it is important to identify […]

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Baltimore Child Support Lawyers Discuss the Processes of Calculating Child Support in Baltimore

When calculating child support in Baltimore and Maryland as a whole, officials use a system known as the Child Support Guidelines. While these guidelines are not always appropriate for every case, they form the most frequently used system. Typically, the parent with primary physical custody of the children receives child support from the non-custodial parent. […]

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