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July 2016 Archives

Top Ten Do's and Don'ts When Representing a Self-Employed Client in a Support Case

From time to time, I re-publish great Do's and Don'ts lists in the field of family law. Here is one regarding income from a self-employed individual. 

The Divorce Gap-Women Do Worse After Divorce, Almost Always!

I was reading a recent article from Atlantic Magazine, entitled The Divorce Gap. It traced how women tend to do so much more financially poorly after divorce. 

What the New Maryland Divorce Law on Social Security Means to You

Based on a case argued by Harry Siegel and Lindsay Stanton of SIEGELLAW, the Maryland Court of Appeals will now require trial judges to consider divorcing parties' social security benefits as a factor before determining monetary awards. This forever changes how all Maryland family law attorneys, mediators, and judges approach dividing assets upon divorce.

What Does This Mean for Those Getting Divorced In Maryland?

SIEGELLAW Continues To Set Standards in Maryland Divorce Law

On July 19, 2016, the Maryland Court of Appeals issued a highly anticipated Opinion, requiring trial judges to consider divorcing parties' actual or anticipated social security benefits as a FL 8-205(b) factor before determining whether to grant a monetary award to adjust the equities and rights of the parties in their marital property.

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