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  • Surviving parent presumed to be children’s guardian

    Less than three months after finding a judge erred in appointing a guardian for two children while their mother was alive and in possession of her parental rights, the Court of Special Appeals has decided to report its decision, giving it value as precedent.

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  • Attacking the pro se problem

    Attacking the pro se problem

    State-funded attorneys would represent indigent parents in child custody disputes in Baltimore, Prince George’s County and the lower Eastern Shore under legislation likely to be proposed during the 2015 General Assembly session.

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  • Help ahead for unaccompanied minors

    Help ahead for unaccompanied minors

    Thousands of Central American children have crossed the southern border in the past year, many fleeing violence in their home countries, only to face complicated immigration proceedings without an attorney by their side.

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Same-sex prenups: Consider this before the nuptials

Same-sex prenups: Consider this before the nuptials

The legalization of same-sex marriage in Maryland went into effect on Jan. 1, 2013 after a voter referendum. Just six months later, on June 26, ...

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Carol G. Cooper and F. Kirk Kolodner: Spotlight on “Twilight” Alimony

Establishing, modifying or terminating alimony can be challenging, especially when one or both parties is approaching retirement age.

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Joan F. Little: Educational Stability Act; Profound impact on children

Joan F. Little: Educational Stability Act; Profound impact on children

On October 1, 2014 the Educational Stability Act will take effect. This act, Courts and Judicial Proceedings Article §3–816.4, is likely to have a profound impact on children in the child welfare system whose cases are heard regularly in the Juvenile Court.

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‘Waived’ means waived

By its work with individual youth and its efforts to remove the problematic regulation, DHR has made it clear that in Maryland, on the issue of college tuition for foster and homeless youth, “waived” means waived.

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