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Posted on Mon, 2020-02-10 10:57 by Rama Taib-Lopez in

Current estimates show that about 70,000 Muslims now live in the state of Maryland.  When it comes to divorce, many Muslims are accustomed to using a technique known as “triple talaq,” in which a husband can divorce his wife by simply repeating the word “talaq” (the Arabic word for divorce) three times to the wife. Although triple talaq is not even not mentioned in the Quran, the practice has existed for decades and it is not the only means of divorce possible under Islamic law.

Posted on Mon, 2020-02-03 09:39 by Allison McFadden, David Bulitt in Family Law

Recently, the Government of Canada announced the first major overhaul to its family law system in over 20 years. Bill C-78 passed both houses of Parliament and received formal approval from Canada's Governor General on June 21, 2019. Unlike the United States, where issues like divorce and child custody are generally handled on a state-by-state basis, Canada has a single federal Divorce Act that governs these issues.


Why Did Canada Need to Change Its System?

Posted on Mon, 2020-02-03 09:39 by Allison McFadden, David Bulitt in Family Law

Recently, the Government of Canada announced the first major overhaul to its family law system in over 20 years. Bill C-78 passed both houses of Parliament and received formal approval from Canada's Governor General on June 21, 2019. Unlike the United States, where issues like divorce and child custody are generally handled on a state-by-state basis, Canada has a single federal Divorce Act that governs these issues.


Why Did Canada Need to Change Its System?

Posted on Thu, 2019-11-14 11:21 by Matthew J. Focht in Five Questions, Attorneys, Personal Injury

1. What made you become a lawyer?

Posted on Mon, 2019-10-28 10:07 by Reza Golesorkhi in Five Questions, Family Law

1.       What made you become a lawyer?


My college professor was a personal injury lawyer and taught a course called Legal Aspects of Medicine.  He soon became a mentor.  I then was applying to Medical School but my wife got pregnant which changed my career path as Medicine would take 12 + years and Law took only 3 years. Hence, I chose law. 


2.       What will be the biggest challenge for the generation behind you?

Posted on Tue, 2019-10-22 23:00 by Lindsay Parvis in Family Law, Divorce, Maryland

This blog, the second in a three-part series, (click here for Part 1) looks at other states’ grounds for divorce and how they compare to Maryland, when considering the broader question (discussed in Part 3) about whether it’s time to overhaul Maryland’s grounds for divorce.  Part

Posted on Tue, 2019-10-15 14:11 by Allison McFadden in Divorce, Family Law, Custody

Sharing our thoughts, photos and personal details on social media is so ingrained in many peoples’ lives that we do not think twice about the wealth of information left behind for anyone and everyone to discover.  But it should be a thought and consideration if you find in yourself heading towards a divorce or custody litigation.  As part of the discovery process you will likely have to produce complete copies of the history of your social media accounts.  It does not matter if your accounts are set to private - there is still a duty to provide the relevant discovery.

Posted on Mon, 2019-10-14 11:46 by Darin L. Rumer in Five Questions, Family Law

 1.       What made you become a lawyer?


In college (in the South), I studied psychology and sociology.  I wanted to become a family counselor.  I took a job on weekends and in the summer working at a group home for underprivileged children.  After witnessing a friend and colleague being racially discriminated against, firsthand, it motivated me to use my influence in law for social good.  The next semester I started to study for the LSAT and to look at law schools.  I’ve been practicing law for almost 20 years and I still look to protect the disenfranchised.

Posted on Mon, 2019-10-07 09:23 by Brian J. Markovitz in Overtime, Labor and Employment

Overtime pay for workweeks involving more than 40 hours of work is just one of the protections the law provides to prevent the exploitation of working people.  The Department of Labor revises its policies periodically to reflect the changes in the economy, and the overtime pay regulations are no exception to this principle.  On September 24, 2019, the U.S.

Posted on Tue, 2019-10-01 08:59 by Jay P. Holland in Labor & Employement

Maryland Expands Anti-Discrimination Law To Include Independent Contractors, And Expand Rights of Harassment Victims


The Maryland Human Relations Act (the “Maryland HRA”), is generally broader and procedurally distinct from its federal counterpart, commonly referred to as Title VII. Maryland has now amended its law in some very significant respects.


Independent Contractors

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