Many Maryland residents might assume mothers usually get custody of the children in the aftermath of a divorce. Historically, this has generally been the case. But in recent decades, this trend has been changing. Joint custody and shared custody agreements are now becoming much more common when marriages end.
Even here in Maryland, it has been hard to turn a blind eye to what has been happening in the matter of Donald Sterling and the drama surrounding his wife, his mistress and whether he will be able to hang onto his NBA basketball team, the Clippers.
Married same-sex couples in Maryland should, if they ever contemplate divorce, carefully consider where they choose to untie the knot.
A new study shows that older couples might increase their chances of divorce when one partner becomes seriously ill. Interestingly enough, the risk of divorce is heavily linked to which spouse falls ill: when the wife is the one in peril the marriage seems to be as well.
Despite a growing body of research about the value of same-sex parents, a recent study from Drexel University points out that judges may not be familiar with these projects. This puts Maryland same-sex couples at risk of facing bias in their child custody disputes.