Maryland Law Blog

What are Grounds for Divorce in Maryland?

August 15, 2017

Each state in the United States of America has a different set of rules we must follow in order to dissolve a marriage. One of the first things to do is determine what the reason is for the divorce; also known as the grounds for divorce. Here are the various different acceptable grounds for divorce […]

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Your Guide to Separating Happily

July 15, 2017

Did you know we wrote a book? Over the many years of working on divorce, custody, and other family law cases, we’ve figured out some really effective ways to achieve a stress-free resolution. In fact, we share these tips with each of our clients on a regular basis and see tremendous success. In 2014, we […]

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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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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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Tips for Time Management During a Divorce

March 11, 2016

As you know, divorce is not always as fast as ripping off a Band-Aid. Actually, in many divorce cases the Band-Aid is being pulled a tiny bit at a time, making the whole process way more painful than it should be. This happens when you don’t manage your time well and fall into what seems […]

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New Ground for Divorce in Maryland: Divorce by Mutual Consent

November 19, 2015

Effective October 1, 2015, Maryland Family Law has a new ground for divorce called “divorce by mutual consent.” This is great news for many couples who arrived at the decision to divorce together and would rather not wait to meet the 12-month separation requirement. However, this new ground for divorce is not for everyone and […]

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Contested vs. Uncontested Divorce in Maryland

July 28, 2015

In Maryland, as in most states, a divorce can be contested or uncontested. We’ve touched on this topic before when we talked about mediation, litigation, four-way meetings and collaborative law, but let’s explore it in more detail. As Maryland divorce lawyers, we get approached quite frequently by clients who are looking for an uncontested divorce […]

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