Maryland Divorce Legal Crier

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 […]

I caught up with Holt at his office at 221B Billiard Street, where his secretary, Ms. Hobson said he was expecting me. The office was well-appointed in a traditional style with leather, brass and mahogany accoutrements. There were Jade treasures from the Orient hidden among the books behind the glass and wood of his bookcase. […]

Inspired by characters created by Arthur Conan Doyle *   *  * Sterling Holt is hands down the best divorce lawyer in town. My name is James Wright. I have the happy task of chronicling Holt’s cases for a program broadcast by the local radio station. The day started in the Easy Café where all the […]

Divorce questions

Experts say that psychopaths comprise about one percent of the general population. Studies have shown, however, that a higher percentage of psychopaths are attracted to certain professions. For example, about ten percent of chief operating officers are psychopaths (no wonder you didn’t get along with that boss). Now, Kevin Dutton, a psychologist at Oxford, has […]

Discovery Sanctions in Custody Case

The father filed to modify custody of two children.  He sent interrogatories and document requests to the mother under the Discovery Rules of the Court. Discovery Rules Discovery is a process in which you can ask questions and request documents from the other side. The purpose of discovery is to avoid surprises at trial and […]

liquidated damages in a divorce

“Simplify.  Simplify.”  — Henry David Thoreau Divorce negotiations can feel like Whack-A-Mole. There are so many issues. And they are interconnected so if you change one the others change. For example, if alimony goes up, child support goes down. One tool I have in my divorce toolbox is liquidated damages. That means reducing disputes to […]