Opinions

RICHARD KAUFMAN v. LORI KAUFMAN

Protective order — Consent — Right to appeal This appeal arises from the issuance of a final protective order. Following a domestic dispute, Appellee Lori Kaufman filed a petition for protection against her husband, Appellant Richard Kaufman. After the District ...

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NATASHA M. BYUS v. PAUL G. BYUS

Divorce — Settlement agreement — Mediation clause In 2013, Natasha M. Byus, appellant, and her ex-husband Paul G. Byus, appellee, executed a Property Settlement Agreement that was incorporated, but not merged, into a Judgment of Absolute Divorce issued by the ...

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DONTÉ GREENE V. MARCIA GRANT

Child support — Contempt holding — Need for a hearing A father defaulted on his court-ordered child support obligations. The child’s mother filed and served a petition for contempt. The father did not appear at the contempt hearing, and the ...

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ISHTIAQ MALIK v. ZAHIRA MALIK

Child support — Calculation — Voluntary impoverishment In 2006, the Circuit Court for Montgomery County entered a judgment of absolute divorce in favor of appellant, Ishtiaq Malik (“Husband”), and ordered him to pay appellee, Zahira Malik (“Wife”), indefinite alimony in ...

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ERIC LAPPI v. CYNTHIA KAMGA NENKAM

Child custody — Judicial bias — Denial of custody request Eric Lappi, appellant, and Cynthia Kamga Nenkam, appellee, are the parents of S.L., a minor child. On August 13, 2018, the Circuit Court for Montgomery County entered an order granting ...

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HAIYUN Y. RATLIFF v. DANIEL S. DONNELLY

Child support — Affidavit of parentage — Best interest of child On July 31, 2017, the Circuit Court for Prince George’s County ordered the removal of Daniel Donnelly’s (“Appellee”) name as father on the birth certificate of a minor child. ...

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IN RE: M.A.

Guardianship — Hearing — Due process On October 30, 2018, the Charles County Department of Social Services (the “Department”), appellee, filed a Petition for Guardianship with the Right to Consent to Adoption or Long-Term Care Short of Adoption, in the ...

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