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Court suspends Md. lawyer who failed ‘basic preparation’

The Court of Appeals builiding in Annapolis. MF-D 9/20/04.

Maryland’s top court has suspended for 60 days a Baltimore family law practitioner who failed to communicate with her divorcing client, respond to discovery-of-information requests from the estranged husband and meet with the attorney for the couple’s young daughter. In ...

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Parenting plan process rolls out in Maryland custody cases

Court of Appeals Chief Judge Mary Ellen Barbera says the proposed name change necessary because the current moniker is “the source of much confusion.” (The Daily Record/File Photo)

Maryland’s new parenting plan process for custody matters went into effect earlier this year and aims to prioritize the best interests of children and encourage collaboration between parents. A parenting plan determines how parents will care for children and make ...

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Committee discusses adultery repeal, move toward no-fault divorce

Del. Kathleen M. Dumais, D-Montgomery. (File photo)

Members of a Senate committee contemplated the potential family law consequences of repealing the rarely charged crime of adultery and contemplated a broader discussion about moving toward no-fault divorce. Del. Kathleen M. Dumais, D-Montgomery, is making her second attempt in ...

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Md. child-support guidelines would be changed under coming legislation

Del. Kathleen M. Dumais, D-Montgomery. (File photo)

ANNAPOLIS – Legislation will soon be introduced to remove a controversial provision in Maryland family law that sharply reduces noncustodial parents’ child-support obligations once they have hosted their children overnight 128 times in a year. Opponents of the current provision ...

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