25 Nov 2015

Valuation of Retirement Assets in a Divorce Proceeding

Very few people realize at the outset of a divorce proceeding just how complex the process can be when marital property includes retirement accounts. When couples get divorced, retirement benefits commonly form a substantial part of the marital property and often can be among the highest-valued assets that a couple owns.Dividing retirement accounts, such as…

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03 Sep 2015

Joint Custody Considerations

Under Maryland law, custody of a minor child is defined in terms of “legal custody”; “ physical custody ”; “sole custody”; “shared custody” and “ joint custody ”. When making a custody determination, Maryland judges and magistrates apply a legal standard known as the “child’s best interests” and determine where the residence of the child…