What Is a Deposition in a Divorce?

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West’s long and drawn-out divorce has finally come to an end as of late November. Although Kardashian filed for divorce back in 2021, West’s refusal to cooperate had stalled negotiations until the couple reached a settlement through their respective attorneys. Now, it appears all matters regarding the divorce are settled and…

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Kim and Kanye Reach a Divorce Settlement (Finally!)

After she initially filed back in February of 2021, Kim Kardashian and Kanye West have reached a divorce settlement, reports the media. This puts a cap on a tumultuous few years for the ex-spouses, who have seen their fortunes rise and fall, their dating lives examined, and experienced multiple controversies. After all is said and…

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Happy Divorces Are Possible; Just Ask Tia Mowry

Celebrities are often known for their over-the-top weddings, but perhaps they are more well known for their disastrous, messy divorces. More often than not, it is the end of their relationships that gains more notoriety than the beginning or middle, when things might have appeared more happy and healthy for them. Just in 2022, we’ve…

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Child Support for Multiple Children from Multiple Relationships

There’s perhaps no joy greater than welcoming a child to your family; however, when your children are split up over several households and relationships, things can become a little complicated and expensive. Having children without being married or having children with your spouse and then divorcing is likely to leave you having to pay child…

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Denying a Request for Spousal Support – Can the Court Do That?

The news features a seemingly near-constant stream of headlines announcing celebrity divorces and the often-exorbitant settlement and alimony amounts. This may make it seem like spousal support after a couple – any couple – splits up is a foregone conclusion, but that is not always the case. While one partner may request spousal support as…

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When Will the Court Seal Divorce Records in Maryland?

The ongoing legal battle between actors Johnny Depp and Amber Heard attracted a lot of attention, particularly as the case played out on live television and across the internet. However, months after the jury handed down their verdict in the defamation trial, evidence was unsealed that had never been presented to the jury. After reviewing…

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Can We Still Get Divorced in Maryland if My Spouse Moves?

We all face difficult decisions and situations in life; divorce can be one of the most challenging. Untangling two lives, and all of the ways they are intertwined, can be complicated – even in cases where the divorce is amicable. But what happens if you file for divorce and your spouse moves before the divorce…

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Is Your Family Causing Strife in Your Marriage?

Marriage is tough, as anyone who has ever entered into the contract will tell you. There’s a reason that people celebrate reaching milestone anniversaries – it is not easy! Building a healthy marriage and maintaining it through the ups and downs of life is challenging, and even when both spouses are fully committed and work…

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Challenges of Divorce for High-Profile Couples with Kids

From the time that Hollywood actors Tori Spelling and Dean McDermott fell in love with each other, their relationship was surrounded by disaster. Both were married to other people at the time they got together, which caused some public drama. It may not be a surprise to some that the couple would experience issues with…

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Changes Coming to Child Support Guidelines in Maryland

Starting tomorrow, July 1, 2022, several changes to Maryland’s child support guidelines will go into effect, the most notable of which involve an increase in support and a change in the definition of voluntary impoverishment. Child support guidelines are reviewed every few years to account for factors like inflation or recessions. Although these changes were…

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Can My Child Get More Support?

When Maryland couples with children divorce, an order for child support provides for the financial needs of the child. The state considers both parents financially responsible for the child, and the divorce court generally orders the amount of support to be paid according to Maryland’s Child Support Guidelines. Parents are required to pay child support…

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