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5 factors that can lead to a divorce

There are folks out there who believe that marriage is more of a science than an art -- and they say that they can pretty much predict who will end up divorced. While there are always "outliers" in any scientific study, experts who have been studying the statistics on marriage and divorce say that the following factors heavily influence a marriage's longevity:

Maryland divorce laws

A marriage is a marriage, but a divorce -- believe it or not -- may come in different flavors depending on your state. For instance, in Maryland, you might be asked: Do you want an absolute divorce or a limited divorce? So what does all that mean?

Understanding Maryland's two types of divorce

In the state of Maryland, there are two different types of divorce: A limited divorce, and an absolute divorce. A limited divorce and an absolute divorce may sound similar, but they have many important distinctions. Deciding which one is applicable to your circumstances is an important step to take in your divorce proceedings.

How much difference exists in how states deal with child custody?

There are many reasons why it is wise to work with experienced attorneys when trying to navigate family law issues. We've touched on child custody in many of our previous posts - noting that while the overriding guideline all courts use is the best interests of the child, the way that is interpreted can vary greatly.

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