Opinions

IN RE: N.A. (access required)

CINA — Custody transfer from mother to father — Sufficiency of evidence At the conclusion of an April 26, 2021 combined adjudicatory and disposition hearing on a child in need of assistance (CINA) petition, the Circuit Court for Montgomery County, ...

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In Re: J.G. (access required)

CINA — Termination of parental rights — Mental health evaluation The Circuit Court for Montgomery County, sitting as a juvenile court, granted a petition to terminate the parental rights of D.Y.G. (“Mother”) and D.S.D. (“Father”), simultaneously awarding the Montgomery County ...

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CHIDOZIE EMENUGA v. IHUOMA EMENUGA (access required)

Child support — Arrearage — Calculation Chidozie Emenuga (“Husband”), Appellant, seeks review of a judgment and order of the Circuit Court of Howard County, in which a child support arrearage of $36,840 was assessed against him and in which the ...

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VAN DORA WILLIAMS V. CHARLES WILLIAMS (access required)

Divorce — Marital property — Retirement benefits The parties to this appeal were divorced by judgment of the Circuit Court for Anne Arundel County, entered on February 19, 2020.1 In her appeal, Van Dora Williams, plaintiff below, contends that the ...

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TREVOR MICHAEL DENTZ v. SUMITHRA RAGHU DENTZ (access required)

Divorce — Marital property — Dissipation of assets On remand from this Court, the Circuit Court for Baltimore County found that Trevor Dentz (“Husband”) dissipated over $100,000 in marital assets and awarded Sumithra Raghu Dentz (“Wife”) half of the dissipated ...

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KATELYN MCMORROW v. JEANETTE KING, ET AL. (access required)

Child custody — Constructive civil contempt — Past violation Katelyn McMorrow (“Mother”) appeals from an order entered by the Circuit Court for Montgomery County finding her in constructive civil contempt of a child custody and access order governing access between ...

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STARSHA SEWELL v. JOHN HOWARD (access required)

Child custody — Circuit court jurisdiction — Law of the case doctrine Starsha Sewell, appellant, and John Howard, appellee, are the parents of two minor children. On July 29, 2014, the Circuit Court for Prince George’s County entered an order ...

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IN RE: A.C. (access required)

CINA — Termination of parental rights — Consent Appellant D.L. (“Father”) appeals from an order of the Circuit Court for Baltimore County, sitting as a juvenile court, which vacated with prejudice his objection to the petition of the Baltimore County ...

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MELISSA JERRO-HENCKEN v. JOHN HENCKEN (access required)

Divorce — Constructive civil contempt — Failure to deliver personal items We are asked to determine whether the Circuit Court for Baltimore County erred when it held the appellant, Melissa Jerro-Hencken, in constructive civil contempt for failing to make five ...

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IN RE: N.P. (access required)

CINA — Change in permanency plan — From reunification to custody by grandparents In these appeals, brought by the father, B.B., and the mother, J.P., we are asked to determine whether the juvenile court judge, the Honorable Cynthia Callahan, of ...

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