Custody & Visitation

CARON M. HONG v. MICHAEL J. MATSUURA

Child custody — Tie-breaking authority — Change in a parent’s state residence This case is before us on appeal from a child custody order of the Circuit Court for Howard County. Caron M. Hong (“Mother”), appellant, raises two narrow issues ...

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SANG HO NA v. MALINDA GILLESPIE

Child custody — Mediated settlement agreement — Motion to enforce This appeal concerns the circuit court’s denial of Sang Ho Na’s Motion to Enforce Mediated Settlement Agreement following the parties’ voluntary, private mediation to determine custody of their daughter. Na ...

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DEBORAH COOK v. EDWARD COOK

Alimony — Calculation — Voluntary impoverishment This is an appeal from a judgment of the Circuit Court for Anne Arundel County, the Honorable Alison L. Asti, presiding, which granted appellee/cross-appellant Edward Cook (“Husband”) an absolute divorce from appellant/cross-appellee Deborah Cook ...

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APRIL CARRINGTON v. ANDRE RICHARDS

Child custody — Parents in separate states — State jurisdiction This appeal involves a custody battle between April Carrington (“Mother”), appellant, and Andre Richards, (“Father”), appellee. Mother appeals from the July 21, 2016, Order of the Circuit Court for Anne ...

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THOMAS G. RINKER v. JENNIFER C. RINKER

Divorce — Marital home — Valuation This appeal arises from an Opinion and Judgment of Absolute Divorce issued by the Circuit Court for Anne Arundel County on March 20, 2017. The appellant, Thomas G. Rinker (“Mr. Rinker”), filed a Complaint ...

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GAIL YVONNE STINCHCOMB v. TIFFANY TRAUTMAN, ET AL

Child visitation — Grandparents — Constitutional right to parent Gail Yvonne Stinchcomb (“Ms. Stinchcomb”), the appellant, challenges the decision of the Circuit Court for Caroline County dismissing her complaint for grandparent visitation. The appellees are Ms. Stinchcomb’s daughter, Tiffany Trautman ...

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SAMANTHA BOONE v. JOHN YOUNGBAR

Child custody — Affidavit of non-parentage — Paternity In looking at this case, we find ourselves in an improbable hall of mirrors in which the customary roles are eerily reversed. Maryland Code, Family Law Article, Sect. 5–1028 provides for an ...

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WILLIAM A. SHUE III v. GEMMA E. MCAULEY

Child custody — Hague Convention on Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction — Objection to registration At an American father’s request, a British court entered an order for the return of a child under the Hague Convention on the Civil ...

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IN RE: T.D.

Child custody — Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act — Juvenile-court jurisdiction Appellant, A.M., appeals from a Concurrent Plan of Unification and Custody and Guardianship to a Relative decreed by the Circuit Court for Prince George’s County sitting as ...

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