While the property distribution need not be equal, it must be equitable, and absent a reasonable explanation, a distribution that leaves one party with less than $5,000 and the other with nearly $70,000 is an abuse of discretionRead More »
Theodore C. Julio v. Lisa Julio
Court properly held Appellant in contempt for failing to make installment payments as required by divorce decree, and entered judgments against him for those amounts; however, court’ should have specified that appellant could purge the contempt by paying those judgments.Read More »
In re: Caitlyn S.
When the Court of Special Appeals affirmed the Termination of Parental Rights order, it rendered the CINA appeal moot. (In re Karl H. distinguished).Read More »
In re: Adoption/Guardianship of Dustin R.
The “Proposed Findings and Order” of the juvenile court, directing that Dustin R. should continue to receive services for his developmental disabilities once he turned 21, was not a final order from which an appeal could be takenRead More »
In Re: Adoption/Guardianship of Gavin W.
Adoption/Guardianship: Permanent Guardianship: Military parent CSA No. 1860, Sept. Term 2013. Unreported. Opinion by Nazarian, J. Filed Oct. 22, 2014. Appeal from Howard County. Affirmed. RecordFax #14-1022-00, 14 pages. The circuit court properly granted mother’s petition to revoke an order ...Read More »
Jodi Annette Grimes v. Jay Todd Grimes
The trial court did not abuse its discretion in granting husband’s motion in limine to preclude a monetary award, indefinite alimony or rehabilitative alimony to wife, as her pleadings failed to request such relief and she never filed the necessary financial forms; wife’s general claim for “any relief within the Family Law Article” is not sufficiently specific, and the court cannot consider the parties’ alleged discussions during mediation as evidence of notice.Read More »
Michelle Bourdelais v. John Durniak
In custody dispute, the circuit court (1) prematurely sanctioned mother for not complying with order to compel discovery, and (2) improperly imposed a sanction that precluded mother from rebutting father’s testimony and evidence, without taking into consideration the Taliaferro factors.Read More »
Ann R. Thomas v. Timothy E. Thomas
Given the conflicting evidence at trial, the court was not clearly erroneous in rejecting wife’s claim of constructive desertion; the judge considered the testimony of wife and her adult children regarding husband’s alleged resumption of drugs and alcohol and the effect it had on his behavior and mood, but was not persuaded that his actions put wife in such fear for her health, safety and self-respect that she could not remain in the marriage.Read More »
Gary Vela v. Jamie Vela
Divorce: Alimony and child support: Religious tie-breaking authorityRead More »
Christopher Zembower v. Lisa M. Zembower
Custody and visitation: Modification: Motions to reconsiderRead More »