Corroboration No Longer Required Obtaining A Decree of Divorce in Maryland
Effective October 1, 2016, Maryland Courts no longer require corroboration to obtain a decree of divorce. What is corroboration? The rules required that a party seeking a divorce needed a third party to present testimony to corroborate the grounds for divorce.
Alimony Modification, Extension and Termination in Maryland
Alimony may remain a source of legal involvement even once the divorce is finalized. It is often contested or, when circumstances change, is subject to modification actions. Understand what can be the basis for a change in alimony in Maryland.
MD Passes “Mutual Consent” Law Allowing For Expedited Divorce
In October of 2015 Maryland changed it’s laws around no-fault divorce when there is mutual consent between the parties. The law can allow for an expedited divorce process but certain conditions must be met.
Limited Appearances Now Permitted in MD Family Law Representation
In the past, hiring a Maryland family law attorney was pretty much all or nothing. Court rules prohibited representing a client in a limited capacity. Now, Maryland has changed its rules to allow for limited representation which can reduce the financial burden associated with legal fees.
Same-Sex Marriage: Financial & Legal Issues to Address
The U.S. Supreme Court recently legalized marriage equality in the case Obergefell v. Hodges so all 50 states can now perform and recognize same-sex marriages. But what does this mean in terms of family law? Like any other couple, same-sex couples must address the legal and financial issues that come with marriage.
Choosing Your Divorce Lawyer: A 9 Point Checklist
Selecting a divorce lawyer is a very important decision. After all, this person will chart your strategy and help guide you through one of the more difficult periods of life. Too often however, the high drama of the moment prompts a rushed or impulsive decision that you can later come to regret. Before you sign that representation agreement step back, breathe, and consider these nine factors.
Free Range Parenting: It’s About Judgment, But Whose?
Free range parenting is buzzing in the news. What lessons are there to be learned from it, especially concerning child custody proceedings in Maryland and Washington, DC?
Marital Property and Hidden Assets: What Should You Do?
At Brodsky Renehan we represent a lot of business owners and high net worth individuals in their divorce. We often encounter cases that involve accusations of hidden assets. If you suspect your spouse is hiding assets, what should you do?
Dogs in a Divorce: Who Gets Custody of the Pets?
Pets can be a contentious issue in a divorce. While many think of pets as family, the question that really must be answered is how are they viewed by the court?
Military & Government Employee Divorce
Does our representation vary for a police officer versus a private sector employee like a business owner? Are there special requirements for civil servants? Are there unique challenges?