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December 5, 2019

Starting January 1, 2020, all parents that have a custody dispute before the Court will be required to provide the Court with an agreed upon Parenting Plan or – if they are unable to reach an agreement – a “Joint Statement Concerning Decision Making Authority and Paren...

November 20, 2019

It is possible to expedite the divorce process through a Mutual Consent Divorce. Under a Mutual Consent Divorce, there is no separation period required under the law and the couple can even be residing together if they wish to obtain one.

So, How Can I File for a Mutual...

November 5, 2019

Effective October 1, 2019, the state of Maryland has updated what is considered an “extraordinary medical expense” when calculating child support.

For parents earning a combined income of $180,000 or less per year, child support is calculated using the “Child Support Gu...

October 22, 2019

What is a marriage annulment? The best way to think of an annulment is to make a marriage “null and void”. When a marriage is annulled, it is as if it never occ

July 22, 2019

I am thrilled and honored to announce that I have been appointed to the Custody Evaluator Training and Standards Workgroup of the Maryland Judiciary. The work group, which is comprised of Maryland Judges, Court Administrators, Child Custody Evaluators and Family Law At...

The firm is proud to announce that Laurie M. Wasserman has achieved a Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating. This rating signifies that a large number of the lawyer’s peers rank her at the highest level of professional excellence for their legal knowledge...

February 25, 2019

The Law Office of Laurie M. Wasserman LLC is proud to announce their sponsorship of Maryland Volunteer Lawyer Services’ Taste for Pro Bono event. This event will be held on April 2, 2019 at Union Craft Brewery.

MVLS is a private, non-profit legal services provider...

February 9, 2019

One of the most frequently asked questions I hear as a Family Law Attorney is “How do I change an existing custody order or agreement?”


When child custody is initially decided, it is done based on the circumstances at the time the decision was reached. Presumably, the...

January 23, 2019

This legislative session, there are many child support-related bills that we are watching closely. They include:

  • A bill to remove the provision in that allows for a sharp reduction in a non-custodial parent’s child support obligation once they reach 128 overnights o...

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