Maryland Divorce Legal Crier

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 […]

On Tuesday, March 20, 2007, 7:00PM – 8:45PM, I’ll be presenting a workshop, “WORKING SUCCESSFULLY WITH YOUR DIVORCE ATTORNEY,” at the Montgomery County Commission for Women, 401 North Washington Street, Rockville, Maryland. I will be talking about the best ways to select an attorney, keep costs down, work with an attorney, retainers, billing, and how […]

Lawyers usually handle the legal and financial issues in a divorce and leave the emotional issues to a counselor or therapist. But I keep a box of tissues on my desk because people cry a lot in my office. Divorce hurts, whether you are the one that’s left or the one that’s leaving. There is […]

Although the international situation is desperate as usual, divorce is in the news again today. CARMEN ELECTRA, former “Baywatch” star and DAVE NAVARRO, former guitarist with the Red Hot Chili Peppers, are amicably separating after their 2003 wedding on MTV’s “Til Death Do Us Part”. PAUL MCCARTNEY has hired divorce lawyer Fiona Shackleton to handle […]

maryland rule 9-203 and which financial statement to file in Maryland

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 […]

Dr. Nicholas Bartha, 66, of New York recently sent an email to his ex-wife wife saying: “When you read this … your life will change forever. You deserve it. You will be transformed from gold digger to ash and rubbish digger. You always wanted me to sell the house. I always told you I will […]

Todd Hollis of Pittsburgh is suing Tasha Josephs for defamation after several women posted comments about him on a website called according to this article on Wired News. Hollis, an attorney himself, says the website does not have safeguards to ensure the truthfulness of the items posted. Josephs says it is a cost-effective weapon […]

The Pro Bono Resource Center of Maryland, Inc. held its 8th Annual Maryland Partners for Justice Conference in Baltimore last week and asked me to speak about Collaborative Law. Collaborative Law is one of the methods of getting to an agreement invented by Stu Webb and popularized by Pauline Tessler. We brought it to Maryland, […]