Opinions

SPENCER M. HECHT v. JENNIFER L. HECHT

Alimony — Indefinite alimony — Self-supporting recipient This is an appeal from a Judgment of Absolute Divorce of the Circuit Court for Montgomery County granted to appellant Spencer M. Hecht and appellee Jennifer Lynn Hecht. Appellant was ordered by the ...

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CAROLYN LESCALLEET v. MIRIAM JOAN GARRITY

Child custody — Custody to grandmother  — Extraordinary circumstances This appeal arises from a dispute over custody of S.G., the minor daughter of Carolyn Lescalleet, appellant, and granddaughter of Miriam Joan Garrity, appellee. After appellee was awarded guardianship of S.G., ...

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CHRISTOPHER PEARCE v. HEATHER PEARCE, et al.

Child support — Arrearages — Calculation Christopher Pearce, appellant, and Heather Pearce, appellee, are the parents of S.P., a minor child. In 2000, the Pearce’s entered into a Marital Settlement Agreement (the Agreement) providing for the custody and support of ...

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IN RE: ADOPTION/GUARDIANSHIP OF T.A., JR.

CINA — Termination of parental rights — Hearsay challenge to reports This appeal stems from the erroneous admission of hearsay evidence (Exhibit 91) during proceedings that terminated the rights of T.A.’s biological parents. Mother did not appeal. Father has brought ...

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LARON WILLIAMS v. TAMIKA BLACK

Child custody — Modification — Material change in circumstances In this appeal, LaRon Williams (“Father”), appellant, appeals the order issued by the Circuit Court for Montgomery County granting the motion to modify custody that had been filed by Tamika Black ...

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KENNETH E. STEPHENS v. KIMBERLI D. HAMMILL

Protective order — On minor child’s behalf — Abuse of discretion Appellant, Kenneth Earl Stephens, appeals from a Final Protective Order (FPO), granted by the Circuit Court for Frederick County (Stevenson Solt J.), which had been requested by Appellee, Kimberli ...

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ALAN CORNFIELD v. ELIZABETH FERIA

Child custody — Best-interest attorney — Attorney’s fees Alan Cornfield appeals from an order of the Circuit Court for Montgomery County, awarding counsel fees and reasonable expenses sought by appellee, Elizabeth Feria, and an award of fees to the court-appointed ...

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