For many parents ending a relationship can be difficult. For same-sex parents, ending a relationship with the biological parent of their child once meant that they forfeited all rights to visit and spend time with the child once the relationship terminated. Since the Maryland Court of Special Appeals ruling in Conover v. Conover, non-biological parents,…

One of the biggest disputes in divorce proceedings is figuring out what should happen to the marital home in Maryland. For most divorcing couples, the marital home is the most valuable asset acquired during the marriage and that may cause complications in a Maryland divorce proceedings. Generally, most families are emotionally attached to the marital home, and…

In the last 20 years, gray divorces have increased throughout Montgomery County, Maryland and Prince George’s County, Maryland. More married couples over the age of 60 have been divorcing with the divorce rate in this age group doubling between 1990 and 2010, according to a study by Bowling Green State University. Given the frequency of…

Maryland is an equitable distribution of marital property state, which means that marital property may not always be divided 50/50. Instead, Maryland courts strive to fairly, not necessarily equally, divide and distribute all marital property between spouses in an absolute divorce or legal separation. What is Marital Property in Montgomery County, Maryland and Prince George’as County…

In Maryland, retroactive child support or back child support, can be ordered by a judge if no support is paid before the final support order is entered. Retroactive child support is also known as back support because it starts accumulating “as far back” as the date of the filing. 
If the parents were married, retroactive child…

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