Maryland Divorce Legal Crier

how to decathect and deal with divorce feelings

Divorce is painful. It helps to have a word to attach to all those painful divorce feelings. I found this word to be useful in describing the process of healing and letting go that occurs over time in a divorce. de•ca•thect:  Pronunciation: (de-“ku-thekt’), verb, to withdraw one’s feelings of attachment from (a person, idea, or […]

Extrinsic Fraud

James Hresko asked the court to reopen his uncontested divorce for fraud because he said his ex-wife misrepresented her assets in negotiating a settlement agreement.  But the Maryland courts will only reopen a case if the fraud is extrinsic, not intrinsic. What is extrinsic fraud?  Black’s Law Dictionary says it is the type of fraud […]

divorce expo

Some people find themselves untying the knot with relish, says David Mejias, a divorce lawyer in Glen Cove, New York, in this Newsday article by Laura Albanese.  He says divorce is losing much of its stigma. So Mejias is organizing a Divorce Expo on March 24 on the golf course in Port Washington, New York.  […]

CHAPTER TWO – SAYING HELLO Falling in love is as easy as falling off a log.  Staying in love, however, is a decision.  Marriage is hard work.  It takes commitment and compromise. When you are with someone every day for a long time, you tend to take them for granted.  The problem with this is […]

checklist for uncontested divorce

Uncontested divorces in Maryland are heard by a Family Law Master.  The Plaintiff needs to appear in court to testify.  The Defendant need only appear if it is what he or she wants to do.  Here’s a checklist of things you need for an uncontested divorce hearing: Report of Absolute Divorce or Annulment of Marriage […]

CHAPTER ONE – IT TAKES SO LITTLE TO DO SO MUCH A friend of mine tells this story about one night when he was working as an assistant manager at a health club.  A young woman came in with a little girl.  She looked harried, probably from working all day, and now she was looking […]

divorce quotes

Here’s a “divorce quote” from Oscar Wilde. “Bigamy is having one wife/husband too many. Monogamy is the same.” –Oscar Wilde

Fathers' Rights by James J Gross

A Chicago divorce attorney decided to review our father’s rights book. It did not go as she had planned. “Thus, it was with a smirk that I picked up the book titled Father’s Rights by James J. Gross. I intended to flip through it, roll my eyes and pity the poor father who would take […]