Opinions

JARED ROSS v. JENNIFER ROSS (access required)

Child custody — Child’s testimony — Preferred parent On December 20, 2019, Judge Richard Bernhardt, of the Circuit Court for Howard County, entered a judgment of absolute divorce between Jared Ross (“Husband”), Appellant, and Jennifer Ross (“Wife”), Appellee. Wife received ...

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O.T. v. N.B. (access required)

Child custody — Special Immigrant Juvenile Status — Abuse, neglect or abandonment On October 25, 2019, O.T. filed a Complaint for Joint Custody and Judicial Findings of Fact of Child’s Eligibility for Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (“SIJS”) in the Circuit ...

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OLEG KAPUSTIN v. EVGENIYA LUGOVKIN (access required)

Child custody — Circuit court jurisdiction — Contempt Oleg Kapustin, appellant, and Evgeniya Lugovkin, appellee, have been involved in a custody dispute regarding their two minor children for over ten years. The Circuit Court for Montgomery County has entered multiple ...

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JOAN F. BRAULT v. CHRISTOPHER A. KOSMOWSKI (access required)

Divorce — Marital property — Court-appointed trustee The parties, Joan Brault and Christopher Kosmowski, were married for almost 30 years but divorced and entered into a marital property agreement in 2017. This is Ms. Brault’s second appeal from the divorce ...

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MARIA MIRANDA FALCON v. GEORGE FALCON (access required)

Divorce — Marital property — Retirement accounts Appellant, Maria Miranda Falcon (“Maria”), and appellee George Falcon (“George”) were granted a Judgment of Absolute Divorce on February 3, 2017, in the Circuit Court for Cecil County. The divorce case was contested, ...

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IN RE: G.O. (access required)

CINA — Guardianship by state — Right to adoption by non-relative In these consolidated appeals from the Circuit Court for Anne Arundel County, sitting as a juvenile court, Ms. O., the mother of G.O., asks this Court to return this ...

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SALLMON SOLTANI v. SOFIA SOLTANI (access required)

Child support — Pendente lite support — Date of commencement On December 26, 2018, Sallmon Soltani (“Appellant”) filed a Complaint for Limited Divorce against Sofia Soltani (“Appellee”) in the Circuit Court for Montgomery County. The complaint requested, inter alia, joint ...

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HARSH PRAKASH v. BRIANA ADAMS (access required)

Child custody — Sole custody — Parents’ inability to communicate This appeal arises from a custody dispute in the Circuit Court for Montgomery County. After a four-day trial, the court awarded sole legal custody to the mother and ordered an ...

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ROLAND SAND v. HEATHER SAND (access required)

Child custody — Access schedule — Modification Roland Sand (“Father”) and Heather Sand (“Mother”) divorced in 2016. The Circuit Court for Baltimore City awarded them joint legal custody and shared physical custody of their minor son, A, and gave Mother ...

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