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MARYLAND PRENUPTIAL AGREEMENTS

Maryland Divorce Lawyer

In the State of Maryland, agreements made prior to the time of the ceremony between spouses-to-be is called a prenuptial contract or agreement. Typically, valid prenuptial agreements remain enforceable after divorce. Precedent shows us that prenuptial agreements are very difficult to void. However, this may change. In March of 2013, a Brooklyn court invalidated a prenuptial agreement that a Long Island woman had signed with her millionaire husband before their 1998 wedding. This is a precedent-setting move, and divorce lawyers in every state are sitting up and taking notice....

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MARYLAND MILITARY DIVORCE ATTORNEY

Maryland Military Divorce Attorney

Facing a military divorce in Maryland can be daunting, but you don't have to go through it alone. Contact The Burton Firm today at (301) 420-5540 and take a crucial step towards safeguarding your future. With our experienced Maryland military divorce attorneys, you'll receive personalized guidance and robust legal support tailored to your unique situation. Whether it's handling complex asset divisions, custody arrangements, or understanding your rights, we're committed to guiding you through every stage of this challenging process. Don’t delay in securing the expertise and dedicated representation you need; reach out to The Burton Firm now and start your...

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THE ROLE OF MEDIATION IN MARYLAND DIVORCE

Maryland Family Law Mediation

Divorce can be a challenging and emotional process for anyone involved. In Prince Georges County, Maryland, many individuals facing divorce proceedings are turning to mediation as a constructive alternative to traditional litigation. Mediation offers numerous advantages, particularly when facilitated by an experienced Maryland Divorce Attorney....

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MARYLAND CHILD SUPPORT

Maryland Family Law Attorney

Child support in Maryland is designed to ensure that every child in the state receives adequate financial support, whether the parents are legally separated, divorced, or if they never married in the first place. Support generally takes the form of payments from the noncustodial parent to the custodial parent. The custodial parent is defined as the parent who provides the majority of the care to the child, and this means that the parent who has been awarded a greater share of custody in divorce proceedings, will generally be the one receiving the support payments. Child support payments typically continue until...

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FAMILY LAW MEDIATION

Maryland Family Law Attorney

Mediation is an alternative process to solve family disputes that does not require court involvement. It involves using a neutral third party, the mediator, who will facilitate and assist the parties in coming with their resolution to mutually satisfy all parties. The role of a mediator includes facilitating communication between the parties, assisting in identifying the real issues of the dispute and the parties’ interests, and generating options for settlement. Most people have the ability to solve their own disputes but it’s important to hire a mediator to help facilitate the discussion....

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MARYLAND DIVORCE ATTORNEY

Maryland Divorce Attorney

Divorce is the legal end to a marriage as ordered by a court. If you are considering getting divorced, contact a Maryland divorce attorney at our office for consultation about your specific legal issues. In the state of Maryland, a petitioner may ask for two types of divorce: absolute and limited. The most common type of divorce completed in the state is absolute....

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CONTESTED GUARDIANSHIPS

Maryland Guardianship Lawyer

Interested individuals have a large role in how guardianship of a minor, disabled person, or property is granted. Often, interested parties involvement will turn an uncontested guardianship case into a complicated battle, called a ‘contested guardianship.’ It may happen when the guardianship is being granted, or later down the line if an interested party believes the guardian is not doing a proper job of caring for the person or property. If you are fighting for guardianship, consult with a highly experienced Maryland guardianship lawyer for legal assistance....

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CHILD CUSTODY INTERSTATE JURISDICTION ISSUES

Maryland Family Law Lawyer

Although the Uniform Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act (UCCJEA) was designed to resolve any complexities between states, if you find yourself in the middle of an interstate child custody dispute, contact an experienced Maryland family law attorney who can help you. If the parents live in different states or nations, the first issue that must be resolved is whether the court has proper jurisdiction over the person to handle the child custody or support dispute. The UCCJEA is the law that spells out the rules for whether a state’s courts can legally decide a child custody or placement case for any...

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CHILD GUARDIANSHIP

Maryland Child Guardianship Attorney

Child guardianship is a serious issue. It is a lot of responsibility to become the guardian of another person. You are given the responsibility of making the most important decisions on their behalf, and obligated to ensure their safety and wellbeing. The process to become the guardian of a minor in the state of Maryland is appropriately complex and should be handled by an experienced Maryland child guardianship attorney....

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UPPER MARLBORO DIVORCE LAWYER

upper marlboro divorce lawyer

Many people imagine that divorce consists of stressful court scenes in which each spouse accuses the other of misconduct and a bitter fight ensues over who should get the beanie baby collection. While this is the case for some of the more antagonistic couples, there are other options when conditions are quite so unfriendly. Every situation is different so it’s best to contact a divorce lawyer in Maryland who has experience handling a wide variety of cases....

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