Tag Archives: Family Law

 

Ask An Attorney: Should I appeal?

I was just involved in a hotly contested family law trial and I am not happy with what the judge did.  Should I appeal? Family cases can be so difficult – they can involve what matters to us most, our … Continue reading

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Mediation: A Dispute Resolution Option Advanced by the Late Judge Howard Chasanow

Judge Howard S. Chasanow died  last month, the day before his 80th birthday.  He served as a District Court Judge (1971-77), a Circuit Court Judge (1977-1990) and on the Court of Appeals until 1999.  While he is remembered as a … Continue reading

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Ask An Attorney: Family Law & Your Will

If I die before my divorce is final I do not want my spouse to have custody of our children nor access to my estate. What should I do? When children are in your life, everything changes. Until your divorce … Continue reading

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New Maryland Divorce Grounds

It’s official!  New simplified grounds for divorce for some people go into effect this month.  Prior to October 1, 2015, a couple seeking an absolute divorce would have to prove that they had lived in separate residences, without cohabitation and … Continue reading

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Ask An Attorney: Alimony or Spousal Support

Am I entitled to alimony or spousal support and for how long?  You may be. There is no set formula for alimony.  Before determining whether a spouse is entitled to alimony or spousal support, the Court will consider multiple factors, … Continue reading

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