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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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  • Winning the CINA battle, losing the TPR war

    Winning the CINA battle, losing the TPR war

    Mr. B. thought he had defeated a bid to terminate his parental rights when the judge in the CINA case kept reunification as his children's permanency plan. But the Department filed a TPR action anyway, and prevailed.

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  • ‘Living in sin’ a thing of the past?

    ‘Living in sin’ a thing of the past?

    Could the biggest impediment to divorce and remarriage among devout Catholics be a thing of the past? Almost certainly not — not yet, that is. But the notion that divorced Catholics who remarry are living in sin, and therefore ineligible to participate in the sacraments, is up for debate at the international meeting of bishops and cardinals Pope Francis convened this week in the Vatican City.

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  • Expecting the unexpected

    Expecting the unexpected

    According to the complaint, Midwest Sperm Bank blamed the mistake on a handwritten record in which the two numbers looked the same.

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  • Coming up: National Adoption Day

    Mark your calendar for National Adoption Day(s), Nov. 21-22. Celebrations throughout the state include the Kids Adoption Network Conference/Carnival at the National 4H Youth Conference ...

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  • Sometimes, not to decide is to decide

    Sometimes, not to decide is to decide

    It's possible that the world is reading too much into the Supreme Court's refusal this week to hear any same-sex marriage cases -- but for a strong argument to the contrary, check out this post on the Maryland Appellate blog.

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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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After Clark, a conversation worth having

After Clark, a conversation worth having

Given the significant amount of wealth that many clients have accumulated in their retirement accounts, the Clark decision should prompt clients to speak with their tax and legal advisers about how to optimally plan for these assets, particularly in situations where creditor protection is a significant concern.

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