Maryland Divorce Legal Crier

Divorce questions

“I’ve never been divorced before,”said the thin man sitting across the desk from me. His dark narrow eyes darted back and forth as he nervously sipped the bottled water my receptionist had given him.  He sank into one of the two wing-back chairs in my office. “I don’t know anything about it.  I have a […]

Graduation Advice

It’s graduation time!  Caps will soon be flying as a new crop of graduates join the work-a-day world. My youngest graduates from high school this year. Time for commencement speakers to encourage and offer advice for new graduates. I remember a lawyer spoke at my graduation from law school. He told us that while we […]

Overcoming impasse in divorce cases

When you negotiate or mediate divorce settlements for a living like I do, sooner or later you get to a closed door. We call that an impasse.  Both parties grit their teeth, cross their arms, and dig in their heels. Further progress seems impossible. I don’t have dynamite or a magic wand to open that […]

President-Elect Biden calls for us to try to understand each other. I just got off  the phone with a friend who voted for President Trump. I am trying to understand why. My friend does not wear protective masks because he says that physics proves a mask will not stop the Covid virus. He says most […]

we have decided to give up our physical law firm offices due to the pandemic and become a virtual law firm

“If  you can pay for your sign the first year and your rent the second year, then you’re a success.” — Oliver Wendall Holmes, Jr.’s father to his son I blew the dust off the half-moon shaped stained glass framed in walnut. After 30 years of paying for marble, glass and brass, we have decided […]

Accepting good and bad qualities may be better than leaving a relationship.

“Old too soon, Smart too late.” — Mike Tyson I was on the phone with an old friend of mine when he remarked that people who wore masks to fight the Coronavirus were stupid.  I told him that I was wearing a mask.  That started a debate over the size of molecules and how porous […]

Ms. Moriarty produced her client’s tax returns a week later. When I entered his office, Holt was looking at them with a magnifying glass he kept in his desk drawer to look for clues in the fine print. “Ah, Dr. Wright, I think we have solved this case. It seems there was a good reason […]

”Fairly new attorney although in her 30s. Used to be a  paralegal and decided to become a lawyer. Teaches paralegal classes at the community college.” Holt proclaimed to me. “She’ll learn. She just needs some seasoning.” “You deduced that from the phone call?” I asked. “No, I Googled her.” Holt started flipping through the case […]