Shah & Kishore 2018 Divorce Law Update

2018 has been a busy year in divorce law. Before the half-way point in the year, we saw the first major change on a national landscape with the new Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. This bill made it so, that starting in 2019, alimony will be paid out of post-tax dollars and the recipient of alimony would not be taxed on the funds they receive. Now in Maryland, two new bills will go into effect creating another layer of change for couples starting in October of this year (2018).

The New Maryland Divorce Laws

In 2016, Maryland divorce law introduced mutual consent divorce. This new law allowed for couples to get a mutual consent divorce if they met these conditions:

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