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JGL Principals Score Groundbreaking Victory in Appellate Court of Maryland

JGL Principals Matthew Bryant, Timothy O’Brien and Reed Spellman scored an important victory in the Appellate Court of Maryland on February 28, 2024. The court adopted the concept of “equitable adoption” which allows a child to inherit where the parent treated the child as their own but never actually adopted. This major case will be cited across the country, and is similar to a previous JGL victory several years ago, where the court held for the first time that inequitable conduct by a spouse in procuring a marriage can cause them to be disinherited.

View the decision here (PDF)

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