Joseph Greenwald & Laake, PA Blog - Family Law

Posted on Thu, 2015-11-05 11:02 by David Bulitt, Rama Taib-Lopez in

 


On July 24, Maryland Attorney General, Brian E. Frosh, issued an opinion that clarifies an important and relatively new aspect of family law: same-sex divorce. The opinion – which was hailed by such organizations as Equality Maryland, FreeState Legal Project and the Maryland State Bar Association – further defines the term “adultery” to refer to any extramarital affair, regardless of the sex of the individuals involved. 


As the Attorney General Frosh said in his opinion:

Posted on Tue, 2015-10-13 06:57 by Levi S. Zaslow in


This blog is a summary of recent significant appellate decisions by the Court of Special of Appeals of Maryland in the areas of Workers’ Compensation, Insurance, Landlord-Tenant, Guardianship, Lead Paint, Corporations and Associations, Foreclosure, and Family Law. 


Workers’ Compensation


Long v. Injured Workers’ Insurance Fund, No. 2615, Sept. Term, 2013 (Md. Ct. Spec. App. Sept. 30, 2015).

Posted on Mon, 2015-06-15 08:22 by Jeffrey N. Greenblatt, Allison McFadden in


Maryland Legislature Addresses Divorce in Maryland



The Maryland General Assembly met this past winter for its annual ninety day session and proposed legislation, heard testimony regarding proposed legislation, and enacted new law. 


Posted on Mon, 2015-06-15 08:22 by Jeffrey N. Greenblatt, Allison McFadden in


Maryland Legislature Addresses Divorce in Maryland



The Maryland General Assembly met this past winter for its annual ninety day session and proposed legislation, heard testimony regarding proposed legislation, and enacted new law. 


Posted on Thu, 2015-05-28 14:52 by in

5 Ways to Prepare for Divorce


Oftentimes, the last thing on the mind of someone about to embark on a divorce is how to best posture his/herself in the event of contentious litigation. However, considering this position may be essential to the ultimate outcome of the divorce. Indeed, by commencing divorce litigation, the parties are essentially asking the Court to enter their homes, and decide, among other things, who is the better parent, who has the greater need for economic support, and who owned what property and when.


Posted on Thu, 2015-02-26 12:41 by Darin L. Rumer in
 
Preparation for Custody Hearings (Part 1)


A Maryland family court making child custody decisions makes two mutually exclusive determinations:  1) legal custody (a determination of which parent may make decisions regarding the health, education, religion and welfare of the child); and 2) physical custody (who the child will reside with).


Posted on Fri, 2014-10-10 14:21 by Reza Golesorkhi in Family Law


Over the past few years, there has been a trend among states to reform alimony (i.e., spousal support). New Jersey is the latest state to join this so-called Alimony Reform Movement, joining Massachusetts, Maine, Florida and Texas. In the past few years, many states have enacted or tried to enact legislation reforming alimony.


Posted on Fri, 2014-09-19 00:00 by in Family Law



The divorce rate in America is on the rise again now that the economy and housing market is recovering. With as many as 50% of first marriages ending in divorce, you probably know someone who has gone through a divorce.


Here are five things even your closest friends probably won’t share with you about preparing for life after divorce:


Posted on Fri, 2014-07-25 00:00 by Roberta Roberts in Family Law

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