Maryland Divorce Legal Crier

Appealing the decision of a trial court can be expensive and time consuming. Typically, an appeal requires paying a filing fee, transcribing the trial testimony, assembling a record extract, and preparing a lengthy brief. Maryland courts, however, offer an alternative that is less expensive and time consuming and for that reason it is sometimes referred […]

?I knew she was trouble the minute she walked into my law office. For one thing, she starts crying as soon as she sits down. “What can I do for you, ma’am,” I say as I push the box of tissues across the desk. “My husband has a mistress,” she replies between sobs, “and he […]

Every once in a while I hear about a true divorce story that is so good I wish I had made it up. Sana Klaric, 27, and Adnan, 32, from Zenica, Bosnia, were unhappily married to each other. While the husband was at work, he went to an online chat forum and started talking to […]

Today, in a 4-3 decision, the Maryland Court of Appeals upheld a law that marriage in Maryland is a union between a man and a woman. The case was filed in 2004 by the ACLU on behalf of ten plaintiffs against court clerks who denied their same sex applications for marriage licenses. In January of […]

Domestic Relations Rule 68 of the District of Columbia Superior Court Rules provides that a defendant or counter-defendant can make an Offer of Judgment at any time more than ten days before the trial. You offer to allow judgment to be taken against you for money, property or to the effect specified in the order. […]

Child support cannot be modified retroactively. This is the so-called Bradley Amendment, one of the provisions of 42 U.S.C. Section 666(a)(9) that Congress required each state to adopt in 1986 or forfeit significant federal funding. The Maryland legislature enacted the provision as follows: Family Law Section 12-104. Modification of child support award. (a) Prerequisites. – […]

A Divorce Coach can help you through the stress and emotional upheaval of a divorce. Divorce can be paralyzing. One lament I hear frequently is “I don’t know what to do first.” Coaches help you stay positive and make a plan so you can achieve your goals through effort and action. The problem is that […]

Fathers’ Rights on the First Day of School? School is starting and around the country, many fathers, step-fathers and father figures are taking children to school on their first day. They are part of a national movement called the Million Father March that encourages people of all races, but particularly black men, to be active […]