July 26, 2018

On October 1, 2018, new laws impacting family law matters will take effect. These new laws are:


  • a. The requirement that both parties appear at a “mutual consent” divorce hearing has been eliminated. [A “mutual consent” divorce is a “no fault” ground for divo...

June 26, 2018

We are excited to show off our space and welcome clients and friends to stop by and visit. 

June 1, 2018

When Congress passed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act in December 2017, one of the major changes was to alimony. Under the new Act, alimony payments will not be tax deductible for the payor spouse, and alimony will no longer be considered gross income for the recipient in div...

April 23, 2018

If you are contacting a family law attorney for the first time, your head is probably swimming with questions and concerns. I want to take some time to prepare you for what to expect at your first meeting with me.

To begin, most people I meet with likely have never hire...

April 23, 2018

Two years ago, I had the distinct pleasure of getting a couple divorced.  Yes—I used the words “pleasure” and “divorce” in the same sentence. I say this because these two parents happened to have the most amicable divorce I have seen in my decade plus of practicing fam...

August 22, 2016

In my practice, I frequently get asked by clients if they can file for a “legal separation” from their spouse. Unfortunately, Maryland does not recognize a “legal separation” as a marital status—you are either married or divorced.  The closest thing to a “legal separat...

July 21, 2016

Custody laws have taken a revolutionary turn this summer. On July 11, 2016, just a few weeks after issuing its landmark decision on de facto parents in custody cases, the Court of Appeals issued an opinion on tie-breaking authority in joint legal custody cases. In deci...

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