Tag Archive for: divorce court

Real world relationships are tough enough but MapleStory, a free online role playing game, has a divorce rate of 75%.

Andy Chalk writes at EscapistMagazine.com that it costs $25 real dollars to get married in MapleStory.

“I was young, naive, and thought I had met ‘the one.’ says 20 year old Tyler, and 19 year old Seth says “She was only out there to get free things off of me.”

On the bright side,MapleStory divorcees don’t pay alimony or child support and they don’t have to go to court.  I wonder if this will be good practice for  these people when they get married in real life.

What if all the marital debt is in one party’s name?

Suppose divorcing parties have no substantial assets, no children, both are employed and they have substantial debt spent for marital purposes which is all in one party’s name.  What can the divorce court do?  It depends on the jurisdiction.

In D.C. and Virginia, the Court can allocate the debt and order each party to pay particular debts or portions of debts.

In Maryland, the court has no such authority and, in the foregoing example, the court could not do justice by considering marital debt in distributing marital property because there is no marital property.   In the absence of an agreement, the debt-laden spouse would be stuck with all of the debt if this  case were heard in Maryland.  The court would not have authority to divide the debt or order each party to pay certain debts.