Joseph Greenwald & Laake, PA Blog - Family Law

Posted on Fri, 2022-01-14 13:46 by Christopher R. Castellano in Divorce, Settlement, Finances

Cryptocurrency, NFTs, and even digital real estate are some of the more widely known concepts that are leading a digital revolution in our ever-evolving global economy.  As various forms of digital assets become more mainstream, so too does it become increasingly important to understand these assets and their relation to the divorce process. In this blogpost, I will attempt to de-mystify digital assets, such as cryptocurrency, NFTs, and digital real estate to equip you with a general understanding of these concepts so that you are better prepared to discuss these assets in the setting of a

Posted on Wed, 2021-12-15 06:36 by in

The process of a divorce is a stressful period that can often be taxing timewise and emotionally. There are also many steps in the divorce process – one of them being a deposition.


In and of itself, a deposition can be an unnerving process.   It frequently occurs during the “discovery process” of divorce proceedings.

Posted on Mon, 2021-10-11 10:28 by Lindsay Parvis in

Updated October 2021:


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 Tue, 2021-07-13 10:46 by Lindsay Parvis in Family Law, Custody, Child Custody, Maryland

2022 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 June 30, 2022 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 July 1, 2022*.


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

Posted on Tue, 2021-07-13 10:44 by Lindsay Parvis in Family Law, Custody, Child Custody, Maryland

2022 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 July 1, 2022*.


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.

Posted on Tue, 2021-07-13 10:39 by Lindsay Parvis in Family Law, Child Custody, Custody, Maryland

UPDATE:  During the 2021 Session, the Maryland General Assembly changed the effective date of this law change from October 1, 2021 (as originally passed in the 2020 Session) to July 1, 2022.


2022 will see 5 major changes to the child support guidelines, one of which concerns statutory updates to existing law on voluntary impoverishment and potential income.

Posted on Tue, 2021-07-13 07:24 by Lindsay Parvis in Family Law, Custody, Child Custody, Maryland

UPDATE:  During the 2021 Session, the Maryland General Assembly changed the effective date of this law change from October 1, 2021 (as originally passed in the 2020 Session) to July 1, 2022.


The 2020 Session of the Maryland General Assembly saw several major developments to Maryland’s law on child support, some of which went into effect October 1, 2020 and the others (originally supposed to go into effect October 1, 2021) starting July 1, 2022.

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?

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