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Posted on Tue, 2021-04-06 13:18 by Erika Jacobsen White, Lindsay Parvis in Family Law, Labor & Employment

Intimate partner violence and abuse is on the rise during the pandemic.  The statistics are staggering – 1 in 4 women and 1 in 10 men experience intimate partner violence in some form.[1]  Intimate partner violence can take many forms including emotional, physical, sexual or financial – it impacts women and men of every race, gender, orientation, and class.

Posted on Tue, 2021-04-06 13:18 by Erika Jacobsen White, Lindsay Parvis in Family Law, Labor & Employment

Intimate partner violence and abuse is on the rise during the pandemic.  The statistics are staggering – 1 in 4 women and 1 in 10 men experience intimate partner violence in some form.[1]  Intimate partner violence can take many forms including emotional, physical, sexual or financial – it impacts women and men of every race, gender, orientation, and class.

Posted on Tue, 2021-02-16 12:27 by Rama Taib-Lopez in Family Law, Separation

You and your spouse may have agreed that it is time to go your separate ways but how exactly do you even begin to detangle your lives?

Posted on Mon, 2021-02-08 09:44 by Matthew J. Focht in Social Media, Evidence

This post is part of JGL’s continuing series of blog posts regarding the use of social media evidence in litigation. Here are some tips for using do-it-yourself tools to in order to develop social media and smartphone evidence:

Posted on Tue, 2021-01-26 09:25 by Valerie Grove in Medical Malpractice

Injuries to newborn babies and /or mom can be devastating.  These injuries can occur during the pregnancy or the labor and delivery process itself.  The harm can be catastrophic and result in death or severe disabilities that lead to a lifetime of expensive care.


What types of pregnancy or birth injures can be the result of medical malpractice?

Posted on Fri, 2021-01-15 09:26 by Lindsay Parvis in

Third party custody is one of the fastest developing areas of Maryland law, seeing many major changes since 2016.  This series of articles explores these developments and raises questions about where this area of the law is heading.


This series discusses:

Posted on Fri, 2021-01-15 09:03 by Lindsay Parvis in

Third party custody is one of the fastest developing areas of Maryland law, seeing many major changes since 2016.  This series of articles explores these developments and raises questions about where this area of the law is heading.


This series discusses:

Posted on Fri, 2021-01-15 09:01 by Lindsay Parvis in

Third party custody is one of the fastest developing areas of Maryland law, seeing many major changes since 2016.  This series of articles explores these developments and raises questions about where this area of the law is heading.


This series discusses:

Posted on Fri, 2020-11-20 15:00 by Lindsay Parvis in Family Law, child support, Maryland

2021 will see 5 major changes to the child support guidelines, one of which will allow the Court to decline to award any child support if certain circumstances exist.  Child support law current through September 30, 2021 does not entitle a Court to decline to order child support.  These changes will be found in Family Law Article §12-202(b) and apply to cases filed on and after October 1, 2021*.


Circumstances under the new law allowing a no support order are:

Posted on Fri, 2020-11-20 14:52 by Lindsay Parvis in Family Law, child support, Maryland

2021 will see 5 major changes to the child support guidelines, one of which introduces new Maryland law on the self-support reserve for low income parents for cases filed on and after October 1, 2021*.


The self-support reserve recognizes that parents at the lowest income levels require a basic amount of money to live on before being able to pay child support.  The self-support reserve standardizes this calculation, while still allowing deviation in appropriate cases.

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