News 2017-12-12T00:27:48+00:00


Alimony Under the New Federal Tax Act

By | January 16th, 2018|Categories: Maryland Laws, Trust & Estate Planning|

Effective January 1, 2018, the exemption (tax-free amount) from federal estate taxes increased to $11,200,000 per person.  This amount is scheduled to increase yearly in step with inflation. Because of “portability” (the ability of the [...]

Wills and Estate Planning For the Special People In Your Life

By | September 22nd, 2017|Categories: Trust & Estate Planning, Wills|Tags: |

Financial and estate planning usually focuses on those closest to us as we provide for spouses and children. Often, however, there are others for whom we would like to do something as well. We can provide [...]

I am only 25. Should I have a prenuptial agreement? 

By | August 15th, 2017|Categories: Divorce & Family Law|

Typically, I have prepared prenuptial agreements for couples who are about to embark on a second marriage or for couples, when marrying later in life, who have amassed significant assets. More recently, younger couples find [...]

Same-Sex Couples and a Custody Battle Breakthrough

By | March 25th, 2017|Categories: Divorce & Family Law|Tags: |

A recent Maryland case, Conover v. Conover, established that the nonbiological parent in a same sex marriage can have standing to seek custody and/or visitation when a “de facto” parental relationship has been established.  In [...]

Elder Abuse: How Do I Protect A Senior Citizen From It?

By | February 20th, 2017|Categories: Top Legal Tips|

It is the unfortunate reality of modern times that crimes against seniors and other vulnerable adults are now common. The Montgomery County State’s Attorney office is taking a proactive stance in prosecuting such offenses. If [...]

How to Get Visitation Rights When I Cannot Be In The Same Room With The Other Parent?

By | February 20th, 2017|Categories: Divorce & Family Law|

There is a growing network of nonprofit corporations that provide facilities for supervised visitation and monitored exchange services. The goal of these services is to provide a situation where a parent can foster a safe [...]

Free Legal Aid: How Can I Obtain Legal Information If I Have No Money For An Attorney?

By | February 20th, 2017|Categories: Top Legal Tips|

A valuable website to keep on hand is the “People’s Law Library.”</p This site provides self-help to Marylanders with general legal information, a dictionary of legal terms, access to law libraries, links to court records [...]

How Can I Get A Protective Order in Maryland Off My Record Or Expunged?

By | February 20th, 2017|Categories: Alternative Dispute Resolution, Maryland Laws|

Technically speaking, one cannot get a Protective Order in Maryland expunged from a record, unlike a criminal charge. However, Maryland law allows such Protective Orders to be “shielded” in certain circumstances. This means that, effectively, [...]