Declines in the divorce rate

Many people in Maryland have probably heard the popular notion that 50 percent of all marriages will end in divorce. While this high rate may have been accurate in the late 1970s and early 1980s, the divorce rates of that era appear to have been an anomaly, as they...

How is property divided in Maryland?

Any property that spouses obtain during their marriage becomes marital property, no matter whose name is on it. This means that a car with only one spouse's name on it is considered jointly owned and subject to property division if the spouses divorce. During a...

Avoiding adoption fraud in Maryland

Some adoptive parents may be familiar with adoption fraud. Also known as wrongful adoption, adoption fraud is typically defined as illegal acts or misrepresentation during the adoption process for financial gain. Generally, an adoption agency or a mother who promises...


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