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Archive for February, 2012

Scientists Discover Divorce Gene

Monday, February 27th, 2012

Scientists at the Karolinska Institute in Sweden claim to have identified a divorce gene in females.

Women who inherit this variation of a common gene are, according to the study, less likely to get married and if they do marry, they are 50% more likely to have a troubled relationship.

The gene supposedly affects the way women process oxytocin, which is a natural hormone known to promote feelings of love and maternal affection.

Maryland Passes Same Sex Marriage Law

Friday, February 24th, 2012

The Maryland Senate passed a bill last night to allow gay marriages in the state by a vote of 25 to 21.  Maryland will join seven other states and the District of Columbia in permitting same sex marriages.

Govenor O’Malley said he would sign the bill into law.

However, the bill provides that the law will not go into effect until all legal challenges are exhausted.  Opponents of the bill appear to have enough signatures for a referendum, which means Maryland residents will vote on the law in the November elections.

Polls indicate that Maryland residents are fairly evenly divided on the issue.

Vote for Best Family Law Blog

Thursday, February 23rd, 2012

We’re delighted that Maryland Divorce Legal Crier has been selected as a finalist in the Readers Choice Awards for Best Family Law Blog at About.com Single Parents.  You can help us by voting for your favorite here.

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MD Mulls Child Support for College

Thursday, February 23rd, 2012

A bill has been introduced in the Maryland House of Delegates to extend child support to age 21 if the child is enrolled in college.

A similar bill was defeated last year.

Under current law, a Maryland divorce court cannot order a parent to pay for college, but can enforce an agreement that provides for this.

Do you think the court should make parents pay for their children’s college?

See House Bill # 986.

Country Songs We Wish We’d Written

Thursday, February 16th, 2012

WHEN I GET IT

by

Craig Campbell

My ex-wife’s at the door a-knockin’
Lord that woman won’t leave me alone
Same question, where’s my money
Well, honey, you can’t get blood from a stone

When I get it, you get it
Times are tough, get in line and wait
When I get it, you get it
And that’s all you’re gettin’ today, yeah.

 
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