Are Gifts Given by One Spouse to Another Considered Marital Assets in a MD Divorce?
Yes, generally speaking, any gifts exchanged by a couple during their marriage are considered “marital property.” So, for example, if one spouse gives jewelry or some other luxury to another,
Maryland/DC Same-Sex Couples Alimony: How Long Have You Been Married?
There was an interesting case decided recently here in Maryland called S.O. v. H.M., Case No. 546, September Term 2021 (Court of Special Appeals of Maryland, May 3, 2022) (unpublished).
Maryland/DC Divorce Custody: What if a Child Expresses an Opinion?
In both Maryland and the District of Columbia, divorce courts may consider and evaluate an opinion (or preference) expressed by a child when considering issues of physical custody. But any
Same-Sex Divorces: Can I Be Ordered To Pay Child Support If I Am Not The Biological or Adoptive Parent?
With same-sex divorces, if there are children involved, issues of child custody, visitation and support will be complicated. This is not unique to same-sex marriages and divorce. In this article,
MD Divorce Attorneys: Will Courts Enforce a Divorce Settlement & Separation Agreement?
In general, marriages in Maryland (and the District of Columbia) end when a divorce court officially enters an order of divorce or dissolution. These are often called “divorce decrees.” In
You Need More Than Just A Last Will & Testament
Estate planning in Maryland and the District of Columbia is not just for those in mid-life or for seniors. One important reason for this is that estate planning is not