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What is the best interests of the child standard?

The best interests of the child standard is the standard followed by the family law court when making child custody decisions. Understanding what it is, and the factors that are considered to determine what are in the best interests of the child, is essential for parents facing child custody concerns.

Property division basics in Maryland

It is helpful to be familiar with how property will be divided during divorce because it can help divorcing couples better protect their interests and prepare for the property division process. Property division is conducted in Maryland according to "equitable distribution" rules which divorcing couples should understand.

How is child custody determined in Maryland?

Child custody is one of the biggest concerns most parents going through a divorce have, which is why it can help to be familiar with the child custody laws in Maryland. Parents should ensure they have all their child custody questions answered so they can develop a child custody arrangement that is in their child's best interests.

How is child support determined?

Child support can be a significant concern for divorcing parents which is why they should understand the child support process in Maryland. Knowing how child support is calculated can help both paying and recipient parents resolve their child support concerns and ensure the child is properly cared for.

Determining child custody in Maryland

Child custody is a significant concern for many parents facing a divorce, including parents divorcing in Maryland. Family law resources are available in every state to help guide divorcing parents through their child custody concerns and they should be familiar with what those resources are and how they can help.

What exactly is the 10/10 rule?

If you are in the military and are contemplating a divorce, you may have heard of the 10/10 rule. There are many misconceptions about this rule. Some people believe that it entitles spouses to 50 percent of a military member's pay. Others think that it gives the Defense Finance and Accounting Service (DFAS) the right to seize spousal support from a military member. Both of these are falsehoods. Here, we will discuss the 10/10 rule and how it applies to military divorces. 

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