Can I be Awarded The Marital Home ?

Can I be Awarded The Marital Home ? Prior to 2008, divorce lawyers were presented with the common scenario whereby, both the wife and husband wanted to keep the house as part of their divorce.  Today spouses fight over who will get stuck with the house.  A striking sign of our times. At the time… Continue Reading

The Maryland Divorce Blue Form

Completing the Maryland Divorce Forms Online (The BLUE FORM) The “Blue Form” is well…blue.  If you are getting a Maryland divorce, you will go raving mad If you keep track of how many times an angry, caged administrator or bureaucrat tersely asks for YOUR BLUE FORM.  MAD I SAY!!!!!!  STARK… RAVING… MAD!!!!  So here it… Continue Reading

Completing the Maryland Divorce Answer Form (DR50)

Maryland Divorce Answer Form is an answer to either a “Complaint”, a “Petition”, or a “Motion The Maryland Administrative Office of the Courts has made forms available for people who wish to represent themselves in a divorce or custody case. These forms are available at the following link :https://www.courts.state.md.us/family/formsindex.html. In this article we will discuss… Continue Reading

Completing the Complaint for Absolute Divorce (without children) in Maryland

What is an Absolute Divorce in the State of Maryland? An Absolute Divorce was formerly known as a divorce “a vinculo matrimonii” (Latin).  In an Absolute Divorce the parties are determined to be divorced “absolutely and for all time.”  Following a declaration or Judgment of Absolute Divorce the Maryland Family Law Court  may distribute property… Continue Reading

Completing the Complaint for Absolute Divorce (with children)

Completing the Complaint for Absolute Divorce (with children), or do I really need a lawyer for this divorce? A divorce in Frederick County, or anywhere else in Maryland is initiated when one spouse (Plaintiff) files a Complaint in the appropriate Circuit Court Clerk’s Office. Persons wishing to represent themselves can use the Maryland Forms provided… Continue Reading

Using Divorce Forms in Maryland – Part 2

Using Maryland Divorce and Custody Forms online continued….. In Maryland divorce and custody cases, the Maryland Administrative Office of the Courts has made domestic relations forms available online at the following link: Maryland Family Law Forms online  https://www.courts.state.md.us/family/formsindex.html.  These forms are also available at the Frederick County and other Circuit Court Clerks’ offices throughout the… Continue Reading

Using Maryland Family Law Forms

Using the Maryland Family Law Forms The face of family law is changing!  It’s changing each year and and it’s changing radically.  Since each year radically changes the radical changes of the previous year, it’s just exponential.  It’s a very exciting time to be a divorce and custody lawyer. Many of the changes require a… Continue Reading