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Q: I am in MD and my husband left, moved to SC. Just found out he married a woman there. We are NOT legally divorced.

We are still legally married. His new bride has no idea. What recourse do I have?

Jac E. Knust
Jac E. Knust answered on Aug 5, 2019

His new marriage does not terminate your marriage to him. I am not licensed to practice in South Carolina but I would be willing to bet that bigamy is a crime in South Carolina as it is in Maryland. Your husband has potentially violated the criminal laws of the state of South Carolina and... Read more »

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Q: Hello. How do I know if my divorce is filed?

How do I know if my divorce is filed?

Jac E. Knust
Jac E. Knust answered on Mar 6, 2019

Except for the larger population jurisdictions, e.g. Montgomery County, PG County, and Baltimore City all filing is now required to be done electronically by lawyers. Clerks review papers for correctness per MD Rules before accepting them for filing, but almost all cases files by lawyers using the... Read more »

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Q: Married 18 years wife makes more that me I have a life insurance and 401. Will I lose this in a divorce
Jac E. Knust
Jac E. Knust answered on Dec 16, 2018

Life insurance generally comes in two different forms. Number one: term inurance has no cash value -often times an employer provides thisas a benefit to employees. You can name anybody you want as a beneficiary and it does not have to be your wife generally speaking.

Another type of...
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Q: Can one spouse unilaterally establish a trust fund for their child so that the other spouse has no access to the money?

Have concern that my spouse is trying to keep monetary assets from me when divorce arrives by putting it in a trust fund for our child. Can that be done without my consent?

Jac E. Knust
Jac E. Knust answered on Sep 27, 2018

Yes, If you are able to show that the removal of money that could be deemed marital and placing it into a trust for the purpose of avoiding consideration as marital property. The process or act of removing marital assets and placing them in a trust or with a third-party for the purpose of... Read more »

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Q: I Separated 2 yrs ago: my lawyer retired, his died. Legal separation filed in court. How do we divorce w/out lawyers?

The separation agreement includes division of all assets and timeline for support.

Jac E. Knust
Jac E. Knust answered on Sep 27, 2018

Started to answer this question without more information, but it may be as simple as just requesting a hearing date from the clerk of the court and presenting testimony to support the basis of the allegations in the complaint that you filed. You should call the clerk of the court and find out the... Read more »

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