Category Archives: Divorce
Major Changes to Divorce Law in Maryland
For years, Maryland has been one of the few States that did not offer a “no fault” ground for divorce. Instead, those individuals that filed for divorce had to choose between the following reasons for wanting that divorce: adultery (cheating/infidelity), desertion, incarceration, one year separation, insanity, cruelty of treatment to a spouse or child,… Read More »
Steps in a Contested Divorce/Custody Case in Maryland
One of the questions I get asked most in a divorce or custody consult is what is the court “process” like if their cases is contested. Generally, potential clients are surprised to learn how long a contested case could take and how much happens before they actually “get their day in court.” First, it… Read More »
Back to School . . . . But Where?
Let’s say you were fortunate enough to resolve the custody and access of your young child following a divorce. Perhaps, like many couples, you agreed to an equally shared physical custody and decided to have joint legal custody. You and your ex have been getting along great and co-parenting together. You only live a… Read More »
Helpful New Year’s Resolutions – Family Law Litigation Edition
The beginning of each year is a great time to reflect on the past year and to look forward to the upcoming year, setting goals and starting (or resuming) new productive habits. There are lots of places to look to for help in setting helpful new year’s resolutions, but if you are involved in… Read More »
Rebuttable Presumption in Favor of Shared Custody?
Maryland Leglislation Proposes a Barrier to “Best Interest of the Child” Standard When parents are divorcing, or separating, or cannot agree on a custody schedule, they turn to the Courts to make a decision. So what does the Court do? In Maryland, the Court will hear all the evidence presented regarding what each parent… Read More »
Divorce Depositions Do’s and Dont’s
Having your deposition taken during your divorce can be a scary and uncomfortable event. After all, it is essentially the opportunity, in an adversarial setting, for a professional to interrogate you. But, with these helpful tips, you can maximize your risk of success! DO prepare for your deposition with your lawyer. Preparation sessions give… Read More »
What Can We Learn (NOT to do) From Kanye West’s Social Media Posts
Kanye West’s recent social media posts about his wife Kim Kardashian, their children, their divorce, and Kim’s relationship with comedian Pete Davidson has thrust the topic of online postings and comments during divorces and legal disputes into the public spotlight. Though some Kanye backers are quick to point to Kanye’s artistic expression and unique… Read More »
Top 5 Questions in Divorce Consults
Top 5 Divorce Consult FAQs One of the things I love about family law is that every case is different. While the issues are often the same, what works for one family will not work for another. That being said, there are some questions that come up in almost all divorce consults. Below are… Read More »
Why Did I Become a Divorce Lawyer?
Every lawyer that has practiced family law, divorce law, child custody law, etc., has been asked by a client, friend, family member, or colleague the same question: What made you want to be in this line of work? The practice of family law can be a difficult space for practitioners. Unlike other types of… Read More »
PRENUP UPHELD! Kelly Clarkson Protects 45 Million in Assets – But Did She Have to Worry About Her Premarital Property?
Back in December, we discussed Clarkson’s divorce in the context of soon-to-be ex-husband Brandon Blackstock’s request for $436,000 per month in support, which was contrary to the parties’ Prenuptial Agreement (Prenup). In late July, the Court ordered Clarkson to pay Blackstock $150,000 per month in temporary spousal support (alimony) and $45,000 per month in… Read More »