Advocating for your rights and best interests in a divorce
Going through a divorce can be a very challenging experience, as there may be numerous emotional issues, such as child custody, alimony, property, and financial issues to address before your dissolution of marriage can be finalized. If you would like the assistance of a skilled and compassionate family law attorney, we hope you will consider the team at Forman Clothier Law Group, LLC in Glen Burnie, Maryland.
Issues to address in your divorce
A divorce is often disruptive to the way of life you’ve grown accustomed to, which can be a very good thing in the long term. More immediately, you may deal with the following issues:
- Division of property: During the course of your marriage, you likely accumulated various assets and property that you share with your spouse. In your divorce, you will need to figure out how you will equitably split these assets, which may include homes, vehicles, stocks, retirement accounts and pensions.
- Division of debt: Just as with your property and assets, you may need to determine how you will split up any debt you have, whether it’s from a home mortgage, business loan, or credit card debt.
- Sale or possession of a home: If you and your spouse own a home together, you will need to decide if one of you will assume sole ownership or if you’ll sell it and split the proceeds. We can help you determine which option is best for you, taking into account a number of key factors.
- Children’s issues: Divorcing couples who have children together need to come to a child custody and visitation agreement. Then it’s important to determine child support and how one parent should provide the support to the other parent. Most divorcing couples with children consider the issue of custody paramount. Unlike years ago, the Courts do not recognize a “maternal preference”. Rather, custody issues are determined “in the best interest of the children.”
- Alimony: In some cases, one former spouse may need to provide the other with temporary, rehabilitative, reimbursement, or permanent spousal support (or alimony). When determining whether or not alimony should be granted, how much should be awarded, and for how long the alimony should continue, Maryland judges carefully appraise a couple’s length of marriage, the standard of living during the marriage, the relative income of each individual, and the needs of each spouse. Retaining an experienced attorney can help you advocate for you in this regard.
As you work through your divorce, our attorneys give you the information and dependable guidance you need to make sound decisions on your future.
Meet with a knowledgeable divorce lawyer today
If you would like the guidance of an experienced Baltimore attorney in your divorce, work with the team at Forman Clothier Law Group, LLC. We are proud to serve individuals and families throughout Anne Arundel County as well as throughout the rest of Maryland. To schedule a consultation, call 410.324.3140 or contact us online.
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