As a family law practitioner, there have been numerous occasions when a client or potential new client contacts me and says that they think they have an easy case – that they “have this one in the bag.” However, slam dunk cases are hard to come by.
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So You Think You Have a Slam Dunk Custody Case? How Adultery and Pornography Impact the Court’s Decision
24 hour marriages and even quicker divorces - Hollywood is full of them. On June 29, 2012, Katie Holmes filed for divorce and by July 9, 2012, her and her famous ex had hammered out a divorce agreement settling all issues with regards to property, custody and support. A mere two weeks after filing divorce, both Katie and Tom were able to walk the next red carpet solo. So can your divorce be this easy? Well, yes . . . and no.
While divorce is not what most couples hope for, some couples find that it’s inevitable. That doesn’t mean that a knock-down drag-out fight is inevitable. Many couples opt for the “friendly divorce” also known as collaborative law or collaborative practice.
2013 ushered in many changes in the New Year, among them the legalizing of same-sex marriages in Maryland. Now, legally married same-sex couples in Maryland will receive the same benefits (and headaches) as their friends in heterosexual marriages, under the new Rev. Rule 2013-17.