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Author: William Bly

Marital Abandonment and Divorce in Maine

The majority of divorces in Maine are no-fault, citing “irreconcilable differences” as the grounds for divorce. However, at-fault divorces are permitted in Maine for certain reasons. One such reason is marital abandonment, which is sometimes called “desertion” or “spousal abandonment” in Maine. This occurs when one spouse leaves the ...

By |August 16, 2022|Child Support, Family Law, Maine Parentage Act|

The Maine Parentage Act and Who Can Be Considered a Parent?

Matters of parentage are an integral part of family law that have profound consequences for families in Maine. While parentage is generally “presumed” or “acknowledged” in Maine, the matter may become more complicated when couples separate and custody, child support or parental rights are disputed during divorce proceedings. Sometimes, ...

By |August 15, 2022|Child Support, Family Law, Maine Parentage Act|

Remarrying With Children in Maine: What to Expect

When you remarry with children from a previous marriage in Maine, it can have consequences for many areas of life. In particular, remarriage may affect child support payments and raise questions about the inheritance rights of your children. Certain measures exist to address such issues. The best place to ...

By |August 11, 2022|Child Support, Family Law, Remarrying with Children|

How Does Domestic Violence Affect Child Custody in Maine?

The parent-child bond is probably the strongest one that most people know and it is not broken by a divorce or separation. When parents separate, life must continue and couples must find a way to limit the negative consequences for their children. That’s easier said than done, of course, ...

By |June 27, 2022|Child Custody, Domestic Violence, Family Law|

WBLM 102.9 – Ask the Attorney – Ep. 1

Ask the Attorney William Bly of The Maine Divorce Group joins the hosts of WBLM 102.9's Morning Show to discuss family law, divorce and the Johnny Depp & Amber Heard trial. If you have any questions at all, please reach out to our team of exceptional family lawyers ...

By |May 6, 2022|Ask the Attorney, Divorce, WBLM 102.9|

What are a Father’s Rights in Maine?

The parent-child bond is probably the strongest one that most people know and it is not broken by a divorce or separation. When parents separate, life must continue and couples must find a way to limit the negative consequences for their children. That’s easier said than done, of course, but ...

By |March 30, 2022|Family Law, Father's Rights|
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