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When a Marriage Ends
Facing the end of a marriage is an emotional and trying experience. Not only is your relationship ending, but you may also be facing uncertainty about your financial future. If you have children, there is also anxiety about custody and child support issues. You should seek the services of a reputable divorce lawyer, such as the Law Offices of Louis M. Leibowitz, LLC. You will need help from experienced counsel so that you can make informed decisions going forward. When filing to dissolve a marriage, most people need someone to educate them on the laws in their state and available legal options. Louis M. Leibowitz, a divorce lawyer in Rockville MD, will explain everything in detail, be by your side during this stressful period, and help minimize the emotional distress associated with the separation proceedings.
When faced with separating from your spouse or a messy custody situation, it may be challenging to decide where to turn. It is a very complicated process and can impact you financially and emotionally. It will also affect your children and extended family. We are here to help take the burden off your back. Mr. Leibowitz will assist with navigating this tough period while protecting your legal rights and assets. He will assess your situation and advise you at every stage of this stressful and emotional process. His goal is to ensure a favorable outcome for you and to protect your interests.
If you want to prevent your divorce from becoming a drawn out, emotional nightmare, give him a call, and he will provide assistance. He understands the facts and circumstances surrounding your situation, and he will help you achieve your goals and explain potential outcomes. Also, Mr. Leibowitz will describe your strategic options in detail, and make sure you understand everything before he starts implementing a litigation strategy. The Law Offices of Louis M. Leibowitz, LLC strives to assist clients from Rockville, MD, and the surrounding areas. His goal is to help you achieve the best outcome possible. He takes pride in his work, and his experience will put you at ease while proceeding with your divorce.
The combination of the depth and strength of his knowledge, as well as the consistently high level of service he provides, is what makes this law firm an excellent option to represent you if you want to terminate your marriage. Mr. Leibowitz will do everything in his power to ensure you get the best possible outcome, either through a settlement or in court. He focuses on handling various family law issues, including:
- child support
- child custody
- spousal support
- division of assets
- settlement agreements
- visitation issues
Types of Divorce in Maryland
Fault vs. No-fault
In the past, when someone wanted to end a marriage, they had to provide proof of the other spouse’s wrongdoing to justify the dissolution. The wrongdoing was the grounds for the divorce. Some examples of wrongdoing include cruelty, adultery, abuse, and abandonment. Luckily, that is no longer necessary. While those situations are still grounds for termination, we have evolved as a society, and now, you can get a “no-fault” divorce. In this case, it is not required to prove that one spouse is to blame for marriage ending. Parties can get divorced based upon being separated for at least one year. It is not necessary to provide any further explanation.
An uncontested divorce takes place when both sides reach an agreement to end their marriage. In this situation, spouses work together to come to terms with which they both agree. They need to address all of the issues in the case, including financial matters, the division of property and assets, custody, child support, visitation rights, and any other joint problems. An uncontested divorce is the best choice that you can make if it is possible to reach an agreement with your soon to be ex-spouse. This is the simplest type of divorce that you can choose. Also, it is more affordable and requires less time to complete compared to other options. Contact Mr. Leibowitz today to help you get started. He will be by your side and make sure that you don’t give up rights that you didn’t even know you had, including alimony, income from real estate, and the division of retirement benefits. Even if you and your spouse are on the best of terms, it is always a wise idea to consult an attorney.
This type of dissolution is always the messiest option. If spouses are not capable of agreeing on child custody, alimony, the division of property, or other issues, the case can be brought before a judge to decide how it should be resolved. The formal process involves settlement negotiations, hearings, and the exchange of information (discovery). If it is still not possible to reach an agreement after that, it will be necessary to take the case to a trial. Contested divorces, as well as the legal proceedings involved, can be quite complicated, especially if you and your spouse have considerable assets, high net worth, or if there are children involved. A lot is at stake, and in this situation, it is necessary to hire an experienced family lawyer such as Louis M. Leibowitz.
The above are just some of the most common types of divorces. Regardless of the type of family law matter that you are engaged in, it is wise to have the Law Offices of Louis M. Leibowitz, LLC by your side. He will protect your interests and legal rights and provide you with expertise to achieve the most favorable outcome for you.
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