I am seeking a divorce and custody of my children. The lawyer I retained will no longer be working on my case. I am due in court in a couple of weeks. I was told the meeting is to establish child support/visitation.
It is up to the judge, but I wouldn't take the chance in a case with high stakes like custody. Two weeks is plenty of time enough to find a lawyer to represent you.See question
i have a restraining order on her right now and i was told that you had to gat a annullment within 6 months?
Annulments are granted by the court only in certain rare cases. The legal effect is to void a marriage from the very beginning--as if the parties had never married. The reason must be something that goes to the heart of the marriage, like certain types of fraud, incapacity due to age or condition, or inability to marry because you are married to someone else. There is no time limit. But you will probably find it easier to get a divorce.See question
My husband left me after a 13 year marriage in June of 2008. He owns his own computer company. About 7 months after leaving me, he shut his company down and started a new one. He claims he does not have to give me 1/2 of this new company. We ar...
Marital property is determined on the date of divorce in Maryland,not the date of separation, although the judge can consider that property was acquired after separation, among other factors, in determining a marital award. If the case goes to trial, the judge cannot transfer half the company. The judge will have to determine the value of the company and add that value to the husband's side of the ledger. When all the property has been identified and valued, the judge can make a marital award in a dollar amount to adjust the equities between the parties. The marital award does not necessarily have to make everything equal. It only has to make it fair.See question
Am I still obligated to pay the new debt of a spouse, even after we have been separated for almost a year?
You are only obligated to pay debt that you signed for. For example, if she is using your credit card, you are both liable for the charges. If she is using her own credit card, you are not liable.See question
In the state of maryland if your and your spouse reside at different residences is that considered a legal separation?
It is a physical separation, which is one of the grounds for filing a divorce in Maryland. And there is nothing illegal about it. So in that sense it is a legal separation. There is also a legal proceeding in Maryland called a limited divorce which is similar to a proceeding in DC called a legal separation.See question
In my divorce settlement it was stated that I am entitled to half of his retirement.
You have to ask the court to issue a special order, for example, 401k Pension Plans are divided by a Qualified Domestic Relations Order ("QDRO").See question
We split up last June from a 7 year. I have grown to insist that she work a job to support her own expenses. When we split up, I made great money. I told her that I would help her thru her first year but she needed to start working. She decided to...
You can file for a limited divorce (called a legal separation in some jurisdictions) in Maryland without an agreement. But that may not be what you need. You might be better off going to a mediator or seeing a lawyer to attempt to work out a Separation Agreement with your wife. If you cannot settle, one year mutual and voluntary separation is grounds for an absolute (final) divorce.See question
I want to buy a house. I am seperated from my husband but we have no legal seperation agreement written yet. We have been seperated since December 2007. We both have lawyers and he has written a seperation agreement but he was deployed before w...
While the court can take into consideration the whether assets were acquired before or after separation, a new house is marital property if purchased during the marriage. You can, however, have a partial property settlement with respect to the new house that would make it your sole and separate property in a divorce.See question
I were married 14 years, divorced about 5 years . is it anyway possible that i can still go after my ex for alimony .Hes the one who asked for the divorced first which iam the one who should have since hes the one who had extra playtime.
If you don't ask for alimony at the divorce hearing, you cannot get it later.See question
Should I consult a lawyer for a divorce in MD and where my husband has committed adultery, he has a pension plan, and he is employed while I am a homemaker with three small children or should I try to do the preliminary filing alone?
it seems as though your divorce case is not going to be a simple one, especially if you have disputes over grounds for divorce, the children, support and a pension. I would recommend that you see a lawyer.See question