When a marriage reaches a breaking point, it can be the hardest decision in your life to file for divorce. However, in many cases, pursuing a divorce can leave both spouses better off afterward. After all, staying in a relationship that is not as rewarding as it used to be can seem like a drag on your entire life.
But, for many Maryland residents, the divorce process may be perceived as difficult, time-consuming and expensive. While it is certainly true that some divorces result in all-out litigation in a courtroom, many other divorce cases will settle out-of-court via direct negotiations or even through the use of the mediation process. From the get-go, having the right information about options in your unique case is what allows a Maryland resident to make the right decision.
Property division, alimony, child custody and child support are all issues that commonly come up in most divorce cases in Maryland. For some people, one issue is more important than another. Parents, for example, typically care more about how the child custody and support issues turn out than, perhaps, alimony. Property division can be an especially contentious issue to address, particularly if a couple cannot decide what is “marital” property and what is “separate” property.
At our law firm, we understand that the divorce process can seem daunting at times. We do our best to work with our clients to attempt to make sure that they have the right information in order to make the right decisions. For more information about how our law firm works with Maryland residents in divorce cases, please visit our divorce webpage.