Opinions

M.Y. v. L.G. (access required)

Child custody — Visitation — Best interests of child This case involves a custody dispute originating in the Circuit Court for Prince George’s County. M.Y. (“Mother”) filed a complaint for limited divorce against L.G. (“Father”) on April 30, 2013. Read ...

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SHANE SEAY v. MARY C. MINPLEY (access required)

Child support — Right to due process — Restraint on personal liberty In 2012, the Circuit Court for Prince George’s County entered an order requiring Shane Seay, appellant, to make monthly child support payments. In 2020, Mr. Seay filed a ...

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XOCHTIL GAMEZ v. DAVID LOPEZ (access required)

Final protective order — Sufficiency of evidence — Police officer testimony On March 5, 2021, the Circuit Court for Montgomery County held a Protective Order Hearing between the petitioner, Xochitl Gamez (“Mother”), and the respondent, David Lopez (“Father”). Read the ...

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IN RE: N. R.-P. (access required)

CINA — Hearsay — Content of public records The Circuit Court for Montgomery County, sitting as a juvenile court, granted the first amended petition of the Montgomery Department of Health and Human Services (“the Department”) and ordered that N. R.-P. ...

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CHOO WASHBURN v. ROBERT MCCARTHY (access required)

Adult guardianship — Fiduciary report — Abuse of discretion in approval In July of 2018, the Circuit Court for Montgomery County judged Choo Washburn, appellant, “unable to manage her property and affairs effectively” and appointed Robert M. McCarthy, Esq., appellee, ...

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KORY WHITMORE v. MICHELLE RIVEST, ET AL (access required)

Child support — Child support enforcement — Paternity test request This is an appeal from a judgment without prejudice entered by the Circuit Court for Prince George’s County. Appellee, Prince George’s County Office of Child Support Enforcement, filed a complaint ...

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CHRISTOPHER STANTON v. REENA EAPEN (access required)

Alimony — Indefinite alimony — Basis for revision This case is before us on appeal from an order of the Circuit Court for Montgomery County granting a petition for contempt filed by appellee, Reena Eapen (“Eapen”), against her ex-husband, Christopher ...

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MOUSSA MOAADEL v. DARIA MOAADEL (access required)

Child support — Motion to modify — Judicial discretion The Circuit Court for Montgomery County denied a father’s motion to modify his child support obligations. Thirteen days later, the father filed what was, in substance, a revisory motion under Md. ...

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