Children & Custody

With a New Year Comes New Parenting Court Rules – Vol. 5

With a New Year Comes New Parenting Court Rules – Vol. 5

Rule 9-205 Introduction The new year brings with it new and updated Rules of Civil Procedure in Maryland’s child custody cases.  Starting January 1, 2020, for cases filed on or after that date and “insofar as practicable” to all cases pending then, the new rules...

With a New Year Comes New Parenting Court Rules – Vol. 4

With a New Year Comes New Parenting Court Rules – Vol. 4

Rule 9-204.2 Introduction The new year brings with it new and updated Rules of Civil Procedure in Maryland’s child custody cases.  Starting January 1, 2020, for cases filed on or after that date and “insofar as practicable” to all cases pending then, the new...

With a New Year Comes New Parenting Court Rules – Vol. 3

With a New Year Comes New Parenting Court Rules – Vol. 3

Rule 9-204.1 Introduction The new year brings with it new and updated Rules of Civil Procedure in Maryland’s child custody cases.  Starting January 1, 2020, for cases filed on or after that date and “insofar as practicable” to all cases pending then, the new...

With a New Year Comes New Parenting Court Rules – Vol. 2

With a New Year Comes New Parenting Court Rules – Vol. 2

Rule 9-204 Introduction The new year brings with it new and updated Rules of Civil Procedure in Maryland’s child custody cases.  Starting January 1, 2020, for cases filed on or after that date and “insofar as practicable” to all cases pending then, the new rules...

With a New Year Comes New Parenting Court Rules – Vol. 1

With a New Year Comes New Parenting Court Rules – Vol. 1

An Overview Introduction The new year brings with it new and updated Rules of Civil Procedure in Maryland’s child custody cases.  Starting January 1, 2020, for cases filed on or after that date and “insofar as practicable” to all cases pending then, the new rules...

Rose v. Rose – Child Support, Overnights & Retroactive Modification

Rose v. Rose – Child Support, Overnights & Retroactive Modification

On February 1, 2018, the Court of Special Appeals issued its opinion in Rose v. Rose, a case involving: Alimony termination due to the ex-spouse's alleged cohabitation in a marriage like relationship pursuant to Gordon v. Gordon; I discuss this in Rose v. Rose -...

Maryland Child Custody – What ARE the Best Interests of the Child?

Maryland Child Custody – What ARE the Best Interests of the Child?

When it comes to where a child of separated parents lives, the child's schedule for spending time with each parent, and decision-making about a child, the guiding principle is the child's best interests. In settlement, this means the parents put the child's interests...

2018 Maryland Family Law Legislative Preview

2018 Maryland Family Law Legislative Preview

On January 10, the Maryland General Assembly begins its 2018 legislative session. The Maryland State Bar Association's (MSBA) Family and Juvenile Law Section Council's (FJLSC) Legislative Committee actively monitors family law and related legislation, testifies in...