31 Jan 2024

Can I remarry before my divorce is final?

In Maryland, you can only remarry once your divorce is finalized. That means meeting the required conditions and signing a final judgment. Sometimes, the divorce process can be stressful or difficult for those involved. Coover Law Firm, LLC knows this better than most.  If you need assistance during the divorce process, speaking with a Howard…

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18 Dec 2023

When do most divorces happen?

Whether you get married as a “June bride,” plan a winter-themed extravaganza, or opt for the cool temperatures and beautiful colors of fall, you do not enter a marriage thinking about divorce. And yet, almost half of marriages end in divorce. If you are wondering, “When do most divorces happen?” it might surprise you to…

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10 May 2023

What is Contempt of Court in family law?

What is Contempt of Court in family law? Often, when facing a dispute involving divorce, child custody, child support, or spousal support, the Family Court Judge will issue orders to one or both parties. These orders may direct parties to complete certain tasks (pay child support, for instance) or refrain from certain activities (stalking an…

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25 Nov 2020

Who moves out in a separation?

Who moves out in a separation? Unless there are minors under 18, the law cannot control who gets to stay in a house, and a judge is unlikely to, either. If a divorcing couple without children under 18 cannot work out who stays and who leaves, a judge might order the sale of the property.…

03 Nov 2020

Can a lien be placed on jointly-owned property?

Can a lien be placed on jointly-owned property? Yes, a lien may be placed on property that is jointly owned. However, the effects of that lien depend on the type of ownership that the property is under. Before discussing the terms of joint ownership, it’s important that you understand exactly what liens are and what…

03 Nov 2020

Can you sue the bank for wrongful foreclosure?

Can you sue the bank for wrongful foreclosure? A lender can be accused of having performed a wrongful foreclosure if they do so without proper legal cause or procedure. It’s reprehensible that a bank or other organization would do faulty or erroneous work, either intentionally or unintentionally, causing a person to lose their home. If…

03 Nov 2020

What constitutes a wrongful foreclosure in Maryland?

What constitutes a wrongful foreclosure in Maryland? Maryland foreclosure law has changed substantially over the years, with a greater number of protections favoring the borrower. State and federal laws prevent lenders from surprising homeowners of their foreclosure, as well as actions that may be forceful or extreme. Lenders must follow laws to ensure that a…