Opinions

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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IN RE: A.H.

CINA — Change in permanency plan — Reunification with mother On July 8, 2014, the Worcester County Circuit Court, sitting as a juvenile court, declared A.H. (“the child”), born in 2010, to be a child in need of assistance (“CINA”). ...

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In re: Adoption/Guardianship of J.D.

Guardianship — Service of notice on parent — Fraud and irregularity Jeremy D., appellant, is the father of the minor child, J.D. Both of J.D.’s parents were living in drug treatment programs when he was born. J.D. has lived with ...

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ERIC F. HOLT v. NASHWA HOLT

Child custody — Modification — Material change in circumstances This is a child custody appeal filed by Eric Holt (“Father”), appellant, from an order of the Circuit Court for Montgomery County granting a motion made by Nashwa Holt (“Mother”), appellee, ...

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WALTER PRICE v. TRACY HARVEY

Child support — Calculation — Imputation of other parent’s income A magistrate recommended that a father’s child support obligations be modified. The father took exceptions. The Circuit Court for Prince George’s County overruled the exceptions. The father appealed. Read the ...

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JOHN HENRY HIRS v. KADRI LIIS HIRS

Family law — Protective order — Child abuse Appellee, Kadri Liis Hirs (“Mother”), filed a petition for a protective order in the Circuit Court for Anne Arundel County against appellant, John Henry Hiirs (“Father”), her ex-husband, alleging abuse against the ...

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IN RE: E.O. AND E.O.

CINA — Change in permanency plan — From adoption and reunification to adoption In November 2014, the Harford County Department of Social Services (the “Department”) received notification that two siblings, Es. O. and Em. O. aged 14 and 12, were ...

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MICHELLE BOURDELAIS v. JOHN DURNIAK

Child custody — Modification — Interference with visitation This is an appeal from a June 10, 2016 order by the Circuit Court for St. Mary’s County (as we will explain, earlier orders are not before us) in a several years-long ...

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WAYNE R. WEST v. HELGA E. LUEST

Family law — Malicious use of process — failure to state a claim On October 17, 2014, Wayne R. West, appellant, filed a complaint in the Circuit Court for Montgomery County against his ex-wife, Helga E. Luest, appellee, asserting four ...

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IN RE: ADOPTION/GUARDIANSHIP OF T.M. & A.M.

CINA — Termination of parental rights — Failure to expressly determine unfitness or exceptional circumstances On June 8, 2016, the Circuit Court for Garrett County, sitting as a juvenile court, issued an opinion and order terminating the parental rights of ...

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