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Maryland’s authoritative guide to divorce.

Thinking about divorce? Dealing with the fallout of a spouse who wants to divorce? Seeking information on whether/how to divorce? Helping support a friend or family member going through divorce? Divorce has touched the lives of many, and everyone has advice to give - - some good, and some wildly inaccurate. The goal of the Divorce Resource Center is to provide clarity to those who are navigating divorce and family issues. Divorce is always the last resort. Our goal is to help you divorce without destroying your family or finances, or to help you back away from divorce (if this is what both spouses desire). Fear of the unknown is paralyzing, and information is empowering.

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Alimony and Divorce
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Child Support and Divorce
Children and Divorce
Deciding On Divorce
Lawyers and Divorce
Mediation and Divorce
Personal Finances and Divorce
Planning for Divorce
Resources and Information
Self-Representation and Divorce
Taxes and Divorce
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  • About Alimony

    The analysis of whether alimony must be paid, and how much, is one of the…

  • About Marital Settlement Agreements

    A Marital Settlement Agreement resolves all the issues between the spouses, including marital property, child…

  • Attorneys Fees and Divorce…

    It is important to understand how attorney’s fees are structured, what you can expect to…

  • BOOK: Dancing with Divorce

    SEE THIS BOOK ON AMAZON By Ted K. Lodewijks Dancing is never done alone, it is…

  • Child Custody and Access

    Custody of children is one of the most stressful subjects you will encounter. Fear of…

  • Collaborative Divorce

    You and your spouse are divorcing, but it does not follow that you need to…

  • Dividing Debt and Assets

    It is important to understand the law on marital assets. An easy way to think…

  • Divorce Planning

    If you are feeling fearful, or relieved, or angry, or guilty, or scared - -…

  • Does It Matter If…

    Family law tends to be a specialized field of practice which has issues many professionals…

  • Free or Low-cost Initial…

    It is important to interview family law attorneys before hiring an attorney. Working with an…

  • Is a lawyer needed…

    The answer is not clear-cut, it depends. Many divorcing spouses, or parents with children in…

  • Legal Coaching

    Some clients want an hour or two with time with a lawyer, without the need…

  • Litigation

    Litigation is the most expensive of the processes, and the spouses have little control over…

  • Mediation as an Alternative

    Mediation offers a relaxed, informal atmosphere allowing durable settlements which can be obtained more quickly,…

  • Negotiated or “Cooperative” Settlement

    This type of divorce most often involves divorce lawyers. The clients do not speak with…

  • Should we divorce

    The decision to divorce is not a straight path. Sometimes one spouse is unhappy but…

  • Taxes

    Taxes are the last thing on your mind when thinking about divorce, yet they can…

  • The Divorce Process/Length

    It is common for clients to ask a divorce lawyer “how quickly can I get…

  • Tips For Preserving Your…

    Divorce is 40 percent legal work and 60 percent emotional work. Clients often use their…

  • What Costs Will a…

    Some divorce lawyers bill all their expenses to their clients including copy costs, file maintenance,…

  • Your MOST Important Choice…

    In divorce, the MOST IMPORTANT choice a couple can make is HOW they will divorce.…