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  • Hold your heads up, family-law attorneys

    Hold your heads up, family-law attorneys

    If family law has an image problem, it’s no wonder. The name itself is an oxymoron. “We call it ‘family law’ but we break up families,” Vincent M. Wills, the new chairman of the Maryland State Bar Association’s Family & Juvenile Law section, said at the MSBA’s Annual Meeting in June.

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  • Week-long ‘move’ didn’t change child’s home state

    Baltimore County grandparents cannot fight for custody of their grandson in Maryland courts based on his mother’s quickly abandoned plan to move here, the Court of Special Appeals has held.

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  • ‘ID free’ reprieve, likely repeal

    In the space of a week’s time in late June, the Court of Appeals delayed implementation of the ‘ID-free’ certification requirement until Sept. 1 and the Rules Committee voted in favor of repealing it.

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Business valuation considerations in divorce

It’s been said that a business valuation is more of an art than a science. This is especially true when a business valuation is needed in a divorce setting.

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Lessons from a ‘Lost Boy’

Lessons from a ‘Lost Boy’

Sweeping scientific developments have taken place with human reproduction in recent decades, but the law has struggled to keep up with this progress.

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Dangerous standard, inequitable burden

On March 27, the Court of Appeals of Maryland issued an opinion addressing whether a juvenile court was correct in granting an adult sibling, who had been in foster care, supervised visitation with her minor siblings, against the wishes of her father and the boys’ mother.

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The importance of court-sponsored programs

The ever-changing landscape of Baltimore City’s Department of Social Services directly affects the positive work of many community partnerships such as the Family Recovery Program.

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