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Mar 9, 2016

When Your Children Have Fur:  Who Gets The Pet in the Divorce?

By |March 9th, 2016|divorce, pet, separation, settlement|

More often than you think, we have clients come to us who are primarily concerned not about money or retirement or the marital home, but about what will happen to their pets (especially dogs, cats, and horses) upon their separation or divorce.    The answer to this question is not usually very satisfying to our clients:  [...]

Jul 30, 2015

Limited Divorce On Separation Grounds Will No Longer Require A Voluntariness Component

By |July 30th, 2015|divorce, separation|

Maryland's law on limited divorce is changing.  Not so long ago, the most common grounds for absolute divorce in Maryland (one-year separation) was changed so that the separation no longer had to be “voluntary.”  Unfortunately, the corresponding limited divorce ground continued to have the “voluntary” requirement, making the two statutes incongruent and maddening prospective divorcees. [...]

Nov 24, 2014

What is a Limited Divorce?

By |November 24th, 2014|divorce, separation|

What is a limited divorce? There are two types of divorce in Maryland: a limited divorce (a divorce a mensa et throro) and an absolute divorce (a divorce a vincula matrimonii). As the name suggests, an absolute divorce completely terminates the marriage and entitles either of the parties, or both, to remarry. On the other hand, a [...]

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