Divorce

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What to Expect During a Divorce

May 26, 2017

Going through a divorce? The divorce process is not easy to navigate on your own. Once you add on the emotional stress of this trying time, things can become down-right overwhelming. Here at Okun/Billian PA, we get it. We’ve worked on a lot of divorce cases and know first-hand how stressful these situations can get. […]

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A Guide to Separation Agreements

April 28, 2017

When it comes to divorce and marital settlement or separation agreements, some aspects are easily agreed upon, but other aspects can be much more challenging. Here is a short guide covering some aspects of those agreements. What is a Separation Agreement? A separation agreement is a contract between you and your spouse outlining how your […]

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Am I Entitled to Alimony?

February 17, 2017

After a divorce, finances can be especially difficult to figure out. If you and your former spouse shared finances, it can be confusing and overwhelming deciding who gets what. If you rely heavily on your partner financially, divorce can be a scary prospect, but you may be entitled to alimony. How does alimony work? Who […]

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3 Ways to Make Co Parenting Easier in 2017

January 13, 2017

Continuing a relationship with your ex after separation or divorce for the sake of your children can be challenging to say the least, especially if it was not a smooth separation. But for the sake of your children and their relationship with both of their parents, it’s essential for you and your ex to work […]

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Tips for Dealing with Divorce During the Holidays

December 13, 2016

Divorce is always hard, but it can be especially difficult to navigate the holidays while you are going through a divorce. Likewise holidays can be stressful under even the most ideal conditions, so it is easy to let that stress overcome you while also in the process of a divorce (or immediately after). Here are […]

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How Much Does a Divorce Cost in Maryland?

December 1, 2016

Once the dust has settled from the process of deciding to separate and go forward with divorce, one of the first questions that clients want to know if how much their divorce will cost. According to a recent survey, the average Maryland Divorce ranges somewhere around $14,000, while this number may seem high, consider that […]

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How do I get Temporary Child Support When Filing for Divorce?

October 11, 2016

Separation and divorce can be a lengthy process, and in many cases the parent with temporary custody needs support payments sooner rather than later. If your soon to be ex-partner and you are unable to agree on support payments, the courts are able to intercede and mandate payments for you. This court-mandated temporary support order […]

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When to Seek a Protective Order

August 24, 2016

If you feel you are in danger of being abused, or have recently been abused, it is important to understand how to obtain a protective order in Maryland. There are certain qualifications that must be met to obtain a protective order, as well as three types of orders. If you are in an abusive situation […]

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Limited Divorce in Maryland

May 17, 2016

What Defines a Legal Separation in Maryland? The term “legal separation” is often thrown around when discussing the possibility of divorce; however, technically no such thing exists here in Maryland. When considering a separation, parties have the option of a “Voluntary Separation Agreement,” or a “Marital Settlement Agreement”. These agreements can be a part of […]

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How to Serve Divorce Papers On Your Spouse

April 12, 2016

Even if you’ve never been divorced before and haven’t had any legal troubles, you’ve probably heard the phrase “you’ve been served.” In the legal context, it simply means that some sort of paperwork was delivered to a person (often face to face), so there is no doubt that they received it. And in the context […]

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