Many Maryland residents consider their pets to be a bona fide member of the family. When divorce happens, however, more couples are disagreeing over where their pets will go. The courts have begun to acknowledge that for many people, pets are not like furniture that was acquired during the marriage.
Maryland movie fans are sure to be familiar with Oscar-winning actress Halle Berry, who is currently married to Olivier Martinez and has an 8-month-old son with him. A Superior Court judge in Los Angeles, however, has recently approved an agreement that will have her making at least $16,000 a month in child support payments to her ex-boyfriend, Gabriel Aubry.
Maryland movie fans who watched and enjoyed "Fahrenheit 9/11" may be familiar with famous director Michael Moore, who is currently locked in a particularly difficult divorce. Moore is in the process of ending his marriage with Kathleen Glynn, his wife of 23 years. Glynn has worked as producer on some of Moore's documentaries as well. During their relatively lengthy marriage, the two have amassed tens of millions of dollars, and much of the divorce has to do with finding an equitable way to divide that money.
A couple's story about how they decided to file for divorce after 40 years might make sense to some Maryland residents. In this situation, the couple had questions about pre-marriage and post-marriage property division.