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Who Makes the Survivor Benefit Selections?

In a divorce case, a pension survivor benefit is an asset which is in play for division. Recently the Maryland Court of Special Appeals struck down a decision of the Carroll County Circuit Court which determined that a former husband … Continue reading

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Reasons Needed for Denial of Lawyer Fees

In a recent unreported Maryland Court of Special Appeals Case the trial court in a divorce case awarded no attorney’s fees to a wife after awarding her alimony. The appeals court held that this decision was erroneous. The appeals court made … Continue reading

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Custody Can Be Resolved When Parties Reside Together

In a recent unreported case, the Maryland Court of Special Appeals determined that a court can make custody determinations while the mother and father continue to reside together. This case involved some unique facts, however, this case is a marked … Continue reading

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Sexual Abuse Conviction Does Not Alter Visitation

In an appeal of a divorce and custody decision in Prince George’s County, The Maryland Court of Special Appeals recently held that a father’s dishonesty concerning a conviction for sexual abuse of an adult does not result in mandatory modification … Continue reading

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A Price is Paid for Falsely Claiming Domestic Violence

It is well known that some people often falsely allege assault or other acts of domestic violence in order to remove their spouse or domestic partner from the home or gain sole or primary custody of a child.  In the … Continue reading

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Grandparents Can Get Custody (It takes a Crazy Situation)

In a recently decided unreported Maryland Court of Special Appeals Decision the appellate court upheld the trial court’s determination to award the grandparents custody of the biological parent’s child. The trial court indicated that it awarded the grandparents custody because … Continue reading

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His Name Wasn’t Bad Enough

In a recent unreported case the Maryland Court of Special Appeals upheld a Circuit Court decision which found that a father’s conviction of a sex offense involving his wife’s 14-year-old sister did not warrant a change of his child’s name. … Continue reading

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Get to Work!

In the recent case of St. Cyr v. St. Cyr, the Maryland Court of Special Appeals upheld a determination that a wife involved in a divorce case was capable of earning income of $10 an hour despite the fact that … Continue reading

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Court Says Divorce Acceptable When Statutory Separation Did Not Occur

The recent unreported case of Ziegler v. Ziegler decided by the Maryland Court of Special Appeals discusses several divorce issues. In Zeigler, the trial court granted a divorce on grounds of 12 month separation. The trial court did this despite … Continue reading

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Confirming the Obvious

The recent case of Oganov v. Oganov involved an appeal from a decision of Judge Cynthia Callahan of the Montgomery County Circuit Court. Judge Callahan awarded sole legal and primary physical custody to the mother. The mother appealed, apparently being … Continue reading

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