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Are Social Security Benefits Divided in a Divorce?

Are Social Security Benefits Divided in Maryland Divorce Cases?

Under Maryland law, retirement plans are considered marital property while Social Security benefits are considered non-contractual benefits and thus non-marital property. Previously, Social Security benefits could not be distributed or assigned in a divorce proceeding but could be utilized to pay child support and alimony. In Jackson v. Sollie, a trial judge of the Circuit…

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The Impact of Rising Health Insurance Costs on Child Support

Do Increases in Health Insurance Premiums Affect Child Support in Maryland?

The Impact of Rising Health Insurance Costs on Child Support For most people, health insurance is a significant expense. For some people, including many separated/divorced families already struggling to maintain the expenses of two households, health insurance payments can be financially crippling. So, what happens to child support in the event that this large expense becomes even larger?…

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