Opinions

STARSHA SEWELL v. JOHN HOWARD (access required)

Child custody — Circuit court jurisdiction — Law of the case 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 granting ...

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PAVEL V. ROYZMAN v. TETYANA ROYZMAN (access required)

Divorce — Marital home — Order to sell In this appeal from a divorce action in the Circuit Court for Montgomery County, Pavel V. Royzman (“Pavel”), appellant, challenges the granting of a motion by Tetyana Royzman (“Tetyana”), appellee, to enforce ...

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FRANCESCA GIBBS v. WILLIAM DAVID CHALK (access required)

Child custody — Best interests of child — School choice Appellant Francesca Gibbs (“Mother”) and appellee William David Chalk (“Father”), agreed to share joint physical and legal custody of their two-year-old daughter (“Daughter”) and six-year-old son (“Son”). Their ensuing disputes ...

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IN RE: J.W., M.W., A.B. AND M.B. (access required)

CINA — Change in permanency plan — Reunification to custody/guardianship by nonrelative The Circuit Court for Worcester County, sitting as the juvenile court, entered an order changing the permanency plan for A.B., 1 the minor child of Ms. G., the ...

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MILAGRO LOURDES RAMOS v. RIGOBERTO RAMOS (access required)

Divorce — Marital property — Request for continuance Appellant, Rigoberto Ramos (“Husband”), filed a Complaint for Absolute Divorce against appellee, Milagro Ramos (“Wife”), requesting, in addition to the divorce, joint physical and legal custody of their minor child and use ...

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IN RE: K.A. (access required)

Child custody — Transfer to noncustodial father — Mother unwilling/unable to care for child L.A. (“Mother”) appeals an order of the Circuit Court for Baltimore City, sitting as a juvenile court, which denied her exceptions to a family law magistrate’s ...

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JAMES-ALAIN LAPLANCHE v. DENISE GRIMES (access required)

Child custody — Motion to modify — Material change in circumstances This is the second visit to this Court by James-Alain Laplanche and Denise Grimes concerning their twin children. Below, the circuit court found that Laplanche had failed to establish ...

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IN RE: J.P. (access required)

CINA — Denial of Mother’s request for continuance — Best interest of child The Washington County Department of Social Services (the “Department”) filed, in the Circuit Court for Washington County, a petition alleging that J.P., child of H.P. (“Mother”), was ...

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IN RE: J.W. AND M.W (access required)

CINA — Termination of parental rights — Exceptional circumstances “Proceedings to terminate parental rights necessitate maintaining a delicate balance between a parent’s constitutional right to raise their children, the State’s interest in protecting children, and the child’s best interests.” In ...

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SHIVA LOUIE v. AMIR SASSAN SHARIFI (access required)

Divorce — Marital separation agreement — Constructive civil contempt Appellant, Shiva Louie, requested the Circuit Court for Baltimore City enforce the terms of a marital separation agreement against her former husband, appellee, Amir Sharifi, by holding him in constructive civil ...

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