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August 2015 Archives

How do Maryland judges account for property that appreciates?

If you're one of our more frequent readers, then you know that the distribution of property during a divorce here in Maryland is done using equitable distribution rules. Despite its title, equitable distribution doesn't necessarily mean an equal 50/50 split. The rule instead bases fairness on the value of marital property, splitting it fairly between spouses.

Is it possible to adopt a foster child in Maryland?

When there are instances of neglect or abuse of a child in a household, the Maryland Department of Social Services may be contacted. If a DSS worker deems the household unfit for the child, then he or she may be removed from their parents' custody. Depending on the circumstances, a child may then be placed in foster care where they may remain for an undeterminable amount of time.