Opinions

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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LYONEL JOSE, JR. v. SANDRA JOSE

Child custody — Modification — Material change in circumstances Lyonel Jose, Jr. (“Father”), the appellant, and Sandra Farnham, f/k/a Sandra Jose, (“Mother”), the appellee, are the parents of a seven-year-old daughter (“Daughter”). They were divorced in 2012, by a decree ...

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ALLISON J. ZWEIG v. JAMES G. CORCKRAN, III

Child support — Attorney’s fees — Net worth of requesting party The litigants here, Allison J. Zweig and James G. Corckran, III, divorced in December 2008. As president of a manufacturing company (Clendenin Brothers), Corckran earned an annual salary of ...

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CATHERINE HALL v. DANIEL HALL

Child custody — Modification — Material change in circumstances Catherine Hall, appellant, and Daniel Hall, appellee, are the parents of S.H., a minor child. Upon granting the Halls a judgment of absolute divorce in 2003, the Circuit Court for Prince ...

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AHMAD T. TAHIR v. ROKSHAN A. JAHAN

Child custody — Award of physical custody — Best interests of child On October 29, 2015, appellant, Ahmad Tahir (“Father”), filed a complaint for absolute divorce against appellee, Rokshan Jahan (“Mother”), in the Circuit Court for Montgomery County. Among other ...

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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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IN RE: ADOPTION/GUARDIANSHIP OF D.W.J. AND M.W.

Guardianship/Adoption — Termination of parental rights — Sufficiency of evidence Appellants, Ericka W. (“Mother”) and Dewane W. (“Father”) jointly appeal an order of the Circuit Court for Somerset County granting the Somerset Department of Social Services’s (“SDSS’s”) Petitions for Guardianship ...

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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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ANTHONY PHILLIPS V. CHRISTINA FITZGERALD

Child custody — Tie-breaking authority — Child’s education The parties, Anthony Phillips (Father) and Christina Fitzgerald (Mother), have a daughter, M.P., born 25 January 2012. Phillips lives in Germantown, Maryland. Fitzgerald lives in Poolesville, Maryland. M.P. attends preschool at Fox ...

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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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