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Elizabeth J. McInturff: Determining guardianship for disabled adults

I am often asked by the guardian/custodial parent of an adult disabled person, “Who gets guardianship of my child if I pass?” The unspoken portion ...

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Child Advocacy: Interstate Compact for the Placement of Children

The Interstate Compact for the Placement of Children, enacted in Maryland in 1975, is a binding agreement among all states facilitating the placement of children ...

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Matrimonial Matters: How divorce affects Social Security benefits

ROCHESTER, NY — In facing a divorce, parties are often focused early on the retirement accounts — their own and, sometimes even more, those of ...

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Child Advocacy: New rules are in the best interest of the child

Two significant rules went into effect on Jan. 1, 2020, that affect custody cases in family court in Maryland.  The overarching purpose of these rules ...

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