Maryland's marriage laws have several "loopholes" which can make forced or coerced child marriage more likely, according to a new report from the Tahirih Justice Center.
The General Assembly failed to pass a bill to enable courts to strip parental rights from a parent who conceived the child through non-consensual intercourse.
Legislation to prohibit marriage for anyone younger than 18 drew criticism from women’s rights advocates at a hearing in the Maryland House Judiciary Committee on Thursday. House Bill 799, introduced by Del. Vanessa Atterbeary, D-Howard, would do away with current provisions that allow a 16- or 17-year-old to get married with parental permission or proof […]
A bill to outlaw marriage for anyone under the age of 18 without exceptions was reintroduced in the General Assembly this year, making Maryland part of a national movement to outlaw child marriage under any circumstances.
Recently, I have been in intense negotiations between divorcing spouses. This is not work for the faint of heart. I finish each work day after these meetings feeling emotionally exhausted and, at times, unclear as to what has been accomplished. With more time and reflection, I become aware that a great deal has actually been […]
In my first blog post, I mentioned that I met a “pretty cool girl” immediately after our first-semester finals at Maryland Law who later became my wife, now of nearly eight years. We were but one of many law school couples in our class who later became law school spouses and who are now producing […]
The CEO of the company that runs adultery website Ashley Madison is stepping down in the wake of the massive breach of the company's computer systems and outing of millions of its members.
A Baltimore city employee and observant Muslim has filed suit against his employer for not recognizing his Islamic-law marriage, which he says has left his pregnant wife without health insurance. Idris Abdus-Shahid and Baiyina Jones were married 17 years ago in a religious ceremony but never obtained a civil marriage license before they were married, according to the lawsuit, filed Thursday in [...]
A woman tied the knot 10 times in an immigration scam and is still listed as married to four of the men, including one who was deported because of threats against the United States, prosecutors said Friday.
When it comes to adultery, an infidelity clause in the prenuptial agreement can make a million-dollar difference in a client’s rights after divorce.
Marriage matters not, Citigroup settles and jail mail round out this week's Law Blog Roundup.
The new president of the Southern Baptist Convention said Wednesday that the denomination won't relax its position on same-sex marriage and transgender identity, even as courts across the country strike down gay marriage bans and the group tries to bolster membership.