If you watched Saturday Night Live this past weekend, you perhaps caught a game show skit called "Meet Your Second Wife." It was absolutely hilarious--at least to an experienced divorce attorney--but it also allows me to bring up a serious topic--divorce and remarriage.
In divorce, who gets the pets can become one of the most emotional and troubling issues between spouses. Litigants assume and expect that the legal system has an issue for this. It is a reasonable expectation, right?
So, I am representing your spouse in your divorce case. You have a Facebook along with your new significant other. Lots of pictures, some posts and lots and lots of private messages between the two of you. Sexting but in what you think is a private message just between the two of you.
It has finally happened! Facebook allows you to tell the world you are divorced!!!
Beginning October 1, 2015, an uncontested divorce became a little more simple in The State of Maryland.
Risk if part of life. Risk and divorce often go hand in hand. Risk creates stress. Risk creates uncertainty. Regardless of where in Maryland your divorce will be: Howard County, Montgomery County, Baltimore, Anne Arundel, Carroll or elsewhere, risk is why you need a highly experienced divorce attorney on your side.
I meet with several new clients each week. Each meeting is different. Some folks come to the office highly organized and ready to proceed. Others are not even sure if they want a divorce (divorce attorneys always know the best and worst marital counselors). Some come in, highly emotional, because their spouse is dictating the divorce.
It is more than difficult to find a divorce attorney who is right for you. First and foremost, the attorney must be competent. Second, they must understand the inclinations of the judges in the jurisdiction where a divorce trial may occur. Third, they need to understand custody, when that is relevant. Finally, and not to be understated, they must understand money.
The pro's and cons of whether to fight to keep the house upon divorce are challenging to say the least. It involves emotion, financial planning, and quite often, thinking about what is best for the children.
Let's play some divorce "yes" or "no." Based on your answer, you will know what to do.