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How Does Divorce Affect Social Security Benefits?

Many Maryland families depend on government social security benefits and social security disability insurance payments to pay their bills. When those families fall apart, it may be hard to understand where those payments will go. You may have questio… Read More
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Understanding How Bankruptcy May Affect Your Divorce

Financial troubles are one of the top causes of divorce and marital discord. When debts outweigh assets and your monthly payments eat up most of your income, you and your spouse may need to resort to a bankruptcy to resolve your debts, even as you co… Read More
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Am I Responsible for My Spouse's Debt?

Money is one of the top causes of divorce in the U.S. Money problems usually mean you, your spouse, or both have accumulated enough debt that making the payments is straining the relationship. As you begin to negotiate how your divorce will be resolv… Read More
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Do I Have to File Taxes With My Spouse?

Two things that make most people unhappy are facing divorce and the prospect of filing taxes. These experiences, unpleasant on their own, can be even more difficult when combined. When you are in the midst of the divorce process, and confronted with… Read More
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Managing Unexpected Expenses in Divorce

You know that divorce is expensive: you’ve seen it on TV and magazines, heard about it from family and friends who have gone through the process. Somehow, although you know it to be true, the full reality of your expenses in divorce doesn’… Read More
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Who Gets to Claim the Kids on Their Taxes?

If you filed taxes together with your spouse when you were married, you claimed the kids as dependents without even thinking about it. But now that you are planning to divorce, who gets to claim kids on taxes and take that all-important exemption? Fo… Read More
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5 Money Saving Ideas to Lower Legal Fees

In many cases, attorneys charge fees on an hourly basis and work on a retainer. A retainer is a fee paid in advance in order to secure legal representation. While the overall costs of going to court may be unknown, the good news is there are steps yo… Read More
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