An Overview Of The Appeals Process

The Maryland state court system is a source of plenty of confusion, especially for people who are new to the legal processes that go into adjudicating a family law issue. In most family law issues, the parent or spouse will be required to appear before the Maryland circuit court, except for certain domestic violence-related issues, which will generally appear before the district court. Often, a case before the circuit court or district court will appear before a different court on appeal.


Oil Tycoon’s Divorce Among Biggest In History

People in Maryland and across the U.S. may have seen the news headlines about Harold Hamm, one of the richest men in the world, and his recent billion-dollar divorce settlement. Hamm is the CEO and founder of Continental Resources, one of the nation’s largest oil and gas corporations. His net worth is estimated at slightly over $18 billion, but his ex-wife will soon be seeing a nice chunk of that after their high asset divorce settlement.


Walmart Heiress Divorcing, Filing Civil Suit Against Husband

People in Maryland may have seen recent headlines about the impending divorce of Paige Laurie Dubbert, heiress to a significant portion of the Walton family’s Walmart fortunes. Dubbert recently filed for divorce from her husband of six years, citing irreconcilable differences as the reason for their split, but this standard categorization probably doesn’t even begin to describe the turmoil and financial scandal that contributed to the divorce.


Billionaire’s Divorce Causes Widespread Asset Discovery Efforts

People in Maryland and many across the country are enthralled by the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, but they may not have heard about the recent issues regarding one of the Russian Olympics’ biggest benefactors, who is embroiled in a contentious divorce. His wife of 30 years has filed for divorce in the Russian court system, but now she has petitioned the U.S. courts to get involved by compelling some of her husband’s business partners in the U.S. to testify about the man’s assets.


Economic Recovery Means More Divorces

People in Maryland may have heard about an interesting and unexpected correlation between a good economy and a higher divorce rate. According to a new study conducted at the University of Maryland, the divorce rate slowed substantially during the years of 2008 and 2009, a period of extreme turmoil in the U.S. economy, but then picked back up starting in 2011, when the worst of the economic downturn was over.