Maryland Divorce Legal Crier

Do 5000 text a year exceed normal communication between divorcing spouses?

A recent case explores the boundaries of normal communication between divorcing spouses in the digital age. How much is too much? Daniel Meredith, 42, has been in a divorce battle with his estranged wife, Donna, 35, in Queens, New York. He is an artist with an architectural firm and she is in marketing. The couple […]

Country road

The red pickup truck raised a cloud of dust as it hurtled down the dirt road toward us. “When he gets here, yell, ‘Howdy Neighbor’ as loud as you can.” said my friend.  We were two boys camping out on Jerry’s grandfather’s farm in rural Missouri. I thought this was crazy but I got ready […]

A review of acquiescence in divorce appeals

Here’s a look at the acquiescence defense in divorce appeals. Say you’ve done everything right on your appeal from a divorce order that didn’t go your way. You filed the notice of appeal on time and in the right court. You ordered the transcript. You filed the index. You wrote the brief, kept it within […]

divorce quotes

“Marriage is one of the few institutions that allow a man to do as his wife pleases.” — Milton Berle

When a parent doesn’t pay court-ordered child support the amount due keeps adding up every month and is called an arrearage.

Is your child support in arrears? When a parent doesn’t pay court-ordered child support the amount due adds up every month. This is called a child support arrearage. Sometimes you would like to make the arrearage go away. For example, if you reconciles or child custody changes from one parent to the other, you may […]

a journal can help with the feelings of divorce

We are always happy to hear stories of people turning divorce into a positive experience and helping others along the way. In this case, an interesting divorce journal is the result. A Journal for the Divorce Experience Alisha Strattman says she created Life Goes On Journals when she realized her marriage was over. “I was […]

Are lottery winnings marital property?

Today’s scenario: A man who is legally separated from his wife wins the lottery. Does he have to share the winnings with his wife? The marital property law of your state holds the answer. I’ve done the calculation and your chances of winning the lottery are identical whether you play or not.” — Fran Lebowitz […]

Life insurance to protect the alimony payment in a divorce

Recently I wrote regarding using life insurance to assure payment of child support.  Another scenario is life insurance to protect the alimony payment in a divorce – the spouse being the beneficiary of the policy. This is a straight forward consideration flowing from payer/insured spouse to payee/beneficiary spouse.  The insured wants less coverage and less […]