Entries by James J. Gross

How Much Is a Stay at Home Mom Worth?

My wife and I had our annual argument last night about who has the harder job. I am a high pressure lawyer and she is a stay at home mom. I thought I would win hands down. She came armed with some statistics, however. According to the mom pay wizard calculator at Salary.Com, the typical […]

2007 DC Super Lawyers

James J. Gross and Lois R. Finkelstein, of the law firm of Thyden Gross & Callahan in Chevy Chase, Maryland, have been selected as District of Columbia Super Lawyers for 2007. They are listed among the top 5% of lawyers in the D.C. area practicing family law as a result of a survey by Law […]

Maryland Financial Statements, Maryland Rule 9-203

I can never remember which financial statement I have to file and when – the nine page long form at Rule 9-203(a), the one page short form at Rule 9-203(b) or none at all. Fortunately, the answer is provided in Maryland Rule 9-203: (e) Financial statement – Spousal support.– If spousal support is claimed by […]

The Walk Away Wife Syndrome

After you have been a divorce lawyer for as long as I have, 30 years or so, you begin to see some patterns in your cases. One is the Walk Away Wife Syndrome. There will be about a million divorces this year. And the majority of them will be filed by women. Men and women handle […]

Welcome to Maryland Divorce Legal Crier

James. J Gross is the co-author of the e-book How to File For Divorce in Maryland, available for download today on DivorceNet.Com for $19.95. He is also the author or co-author of the following books which are available at Amazon.com: Fathers’ Rights: The Best Interest of Your Child Includes You File for Divorce in Maryland, […]

Father’s Rights Book Published

Fathers’ Rights (A Legal Guide to Protecting the Best Interests of Your Children) by James Gorss, published by Sphinx Publishing. There is much demand for information about father’s rights out there, and little available. The stakes are high, emotions are tense, and confusion abounds. So I wrote my book for the average dad, who is […]