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Proper Way to Divide Bank Accounts in a Maryland Divorce

Here is an interesting case we argued in the Maryland Court of Special Appeals about dividing bank accounts in a divorce. The parties had two savings accounts at the time of their Maryland divorce, worth $86,075.66 and $23,228.33. The accounts were in the husband’s name. Since they were acquired during the marriage, they were marital […]

The residents of Bhopal, India were suffering through a drought this summer. In desperation, they sought to appease Lord Indra, the Hindu God of Rains. The only way to do this was to hold a special marriage ceremony. It was special because the bride and groom were frogs. The frogs were married on July 19. […]

Who had more wives, Larry King or King Henry VIII? King Henry VIII had six wives whose fate is memorialized in this rhyme: DIVORCED, BEHEADED, DIED DIVORCED, BEHEADED, SURVIVED. Larry King has had seven wives.

The right conversations can help you stay married.

Divorce lawyer and mediator Ron Ousky has created a set of conversation cards to help you stay married. Ousky got the idea from listening to his divorce clients and wishing he could turn back the clock and get them talking to each other.  He says that as kids, jobs, in-laws and money stresses begin to […]

Here are some secrets that divorce lawyers hope you’ll never find out.  Because if you did, they might go out of business. “Arguing and getting angry, never works.  Understanding and loving, always works. – Notes from the Universe.” “May your case be decided by a piece of paper that flies through an open window at […]

Redesigning the courtroom for a better divorce

Cincinnati Judge Amy Searcy is redesigning the courtroom for better divorce proceedings. She wants better outcomes for families going through the divorce process. Courtrooms are pretty intimidating places. The walls are wood-paneled. The ceilings are high. The judge sits higher than everyone else behind the bench. It is a solemn and somber décor evoking the […]

Do 5000 text a year exceed normal communication between divorcing spouses?

A recent case explores the boundaries of normal communication between divorcing spouses in the digital age. How much is too much? Daniel Meredith, 42, has been in a divorce battle with his estranged wife, Donna, 35, in Queens, New York. He is an artist with an architectural firm and she is in marketing. The couple […]

Country road

The red pickup truck raised a cloud of dust as it hurtled down the dirt road toward us. “When he gets here, yell, ‘Howdy Neighbor’ as loud as you can.” said my friend.  We were two boys camping out on Jerry’s grandfather’s farm in rural Missouri. I thought this was crazy but I got ready […]