Going through a divorce is an extremely stressful time. There are so many decisions you will need to make, and having the advice and wisdom of a trusted divorce attorney may just be the starting point. Here is a primer on some of the other professionals you may need during your divorce process, depending on the issues you are facing.
Who would have imagined years ago that in 2020 you would be able get divorced from your living room sofa? It is as if it were predicted in the movie “Back to the Future,” like video phones or hoverboards (sort of).
However, this change allowing people to get divorced from their own homes is not the result of some creative Hollywood writer, but because the COVID-19 pandemic occurred during a time when the technology was ripe to go virtual. Continue Reading
‘Tis the season for many employers open enrollment period for health insurance coverage and other employment-related benefits. Choices abound. But what if you and your spouse are divorcing and you are on their health insurance? The plot thickens.
How long after divorce will you be covered? Do you have any options to continue coverage through your spouse’s plan? Who will provide health insurance for your children?
In keeping with the time-honored New Year’s tradition of reflecting on the year past and making resolutions for the coming year, I’ve put together a list of my top-five resolutions for divorcing clients for 2021.
2020 was a year unlike few others. The challenges were several. The landscape was ever-changing. But you persisted.
Divorce attorney Casey Florance has been admitted to fellowship in the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML).
One of only 35 Fellows throughout Maryland, Casey is now among those generally recognized by lawyers and judges as preeminent family law practitioners with the highest level of knowledge, skill, and integrity.
Casey Florance is a family law and divorce attorney who represents clients in all aspects of family law, including separation, divorce, custody, property, support, post-judgment issues, and domestic violence matters in Maryland.
Everyone has something to protect in a divorce, and I have yet to meet a client who doesn’t feel relief when the process is over. Many of those clients, however, are surprised when an issue they thought they resolved for good resurfaces later.
In Maryland, the reality is that some issues can never be permanently resolved in an initial divorce proceeding, while others are always resolved in the first case. Continue Reading
Maryland’s new Augmented Estate Law was created to enable a surviving spouse, who was not adequately provided for by his/her deceased spouse, to elect to receive a share of substantially more of the deceased spouse’s assets than ever before.
But, it has the major, and perhaps unintended, consequence of affecting some estate plans and prenuptial and postnuptial agreements already in place. Continue Reading
Obtaining a divorce in a short marriage with no children and few, if any, assets is very different than a long marriage with children and assets. Then there are marriages in between the short marriage and the long marriage with combinations of no children or children and a variety of assets.
I hear some version of this question from new clients all the time, and the common assumption is the separation clock has to be ticking before you hire an attorney and before you start negotiating a settlement agreement.
But that’s not the case.
To be eligible to file with the Court for an absolute divorce in Maryland, you must have a ground for divorce at the moment you file. Continue Reading