Marriage & Divorce

MICHELE J. GECKLE v. DAVID FOLDERAUER, SR.

Divorce — Marital settlement agreement — Retirement benefits On December 9, 2014, the Circuit Court for Carroll County entered a Memorandum Opinion and Order interpreting the Marital Settlement Agreement (“MSA”) between David Folderauer, appellee, and Michele Geckle, appellant, to require ...

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SVETLANA SAVRANSKAYA v. DMITRY SAVRANSKY

Divorce — Settlement agreement — Attorney’s fees provision In the midst of a divorce, Svetlana Savranskaya and Dmitry Savransky executed a settlement agreement (the “Settlement Agreement” or “Agreement”) in March 2013 and were granted a judgment of absolute divorce in ...

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RACHEL L. DEEN v. DAVID E. PHELPS

Divorce judgment — Appeal — Timeliness Rachel L. Deen, the appellant, f/k/a, Rachel L. Phelps, and David E. Phelps, the appellee, were divorced in the Circuit Court for Montgomery County. Deen challenges the grant of Phelps’s motion to revise the ...

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SPRIGG LYNN v. CHRISTINA LYNN

Child support — Calculation — Separate from alimony This appeal arises from the October 28, 2015, ruling of the Circuit Court for Montgomery County granting a Judgment of Absolute Divorce to Sprigg Lynn, appellant, and Christina Lynn, appellee. Mr. Lynn ...

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CHRYSOLOGUE GAKUBA v. ALLA P. GAKUBA

Alimony — Modification — Living beyond means Chrysologue Gakuba (“Mr. Gakuba”) appeals from a judgment of the Circuit Court for Baltimore County denying his request to reduce or terminate his alimony obligation to his former wife, Alla Gakuba (“Ms. Gakuba”). ...

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DEBORAH J. STEADMAN v. RODNEY E. STEADMAN

Alimony — Indefinite alimony — Capability of “securing meaningful employment” Appellant, Deborah J. Steadman, filed a Complaint for Absolute or Limited Divorce against appellee, Rodney E. Steadman, on August 8, 2012, in the Circuit Court for Baltimore County. Appellee filed ...

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MARK CHASE v. SHARI CHASE

Divorce — Voluntary separation and property settlement agreement — Enforcement This case arises from the dissolution of the marriage of Mark Chase (“Father”), appellant, and Shari Chase (“Mother”), appellee.1 Father appeals monetary judgments entered in favor of Mother on December ...

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MATTHEW BRUNK v. JENNIFER BRUNK

Alimony — Rehabilitative alimony — Duration pulled out of thin air Matthew Brunk (“Matthew”) appeals from a judgment of the Circuit Court for Frederick County which granted his former wife, Jennifer Brunk (“Jennifer”), rehabilitative alimony for two years and purported ...

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MELISSA ANN BEARDEN v. STEVEN WAYNE BEARDEN

Child support — Motion to enforce settlement agreement — Above-guidelines case In this appeal, Melissa Ann Bearden (“Wife”), appellant, contends that the Circuit Court for Charles County erred when it refused to permit her to repudiate an agreement she had ...

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RANDALL B. ROE v. MARY LOU ROE

Alimony — Motion to modify or terminate — Payer’s lavish lifestyle and substantial assets Randall Roe (“Randall”) appeals from a judgment of the Circuit Court for Montgomery County denying his request to reduce or terminate his alimony obligation to his ...

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