Maryland Divorce Legal Crier

“If you’ve only been married once, you just don’t like people.” — Anon

Spend a day like I did yesterday in District Court in Rockville, Maryland, listening to petitions for protective orders and peace bonds, and you will be depressed about human nature. I sat through cases about late night telephone calls, curses, threats, pulling hair, hitting walls, shoving, pushing and more. Argue all you want, but when […]

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 […]

In their separation agreement, Mr. Moore promised to pay his wife alimony for seven years. They both agreed that alimony would be non-modifiable by the court. But the wife remarried before the end of the seven years. Mr. Moore stopped paying support. His reasoning was that Maryland law provides for termination of alimony on marriage. […]

In a recent U.S. Tax Court case, my client had signed a separation agreement that said certain payments by her husband would be treated as alimony. However, she did not report any of the payments as income and the IRS was coming after her for taxes for several years. The agreement provided that the husband […]

James. J Gross is the co-author of the e-book in PDF format called 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 […]

UIFSA works together with FFCCOA to created one controlling support order for alimony and child support — one order, one time, one place. To accomplish this, UIFSA establishes priorities to determine which state has continuing exclusive jurisdiction over a support order. The state with continuing exclusive jurisdiction is the only state that can modify a […]

Although there is a full faith and credit clause in the United States Constitution, 28 U.S.C. 1738, it was not clear that one state’s child support order is enforceable by another state, making it hard to protect fathers’ rights. And even after UIFSA was enacted, parties continued to jump from state to state to try […]