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Understanding Alimony: The Landmark Case of Tracey v. Tracey

When a couple decides to end their marriage, several legal and financial issues must be resolved. One such matter is the potential award of alimony or spousal support. As an Anne Arundel County divorce lawyer, it is my job to help clients navigate this complex area of law. To shed some light on this topic, let’s take a closer look …
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Understanding Prenuptial and Postnuptial Agreements: A Dive into Lloyd v. Niceta

Prenuptial and Postnuptial Agreements: What’s the Difference? Prenuptial (also known as antenuptial) and postnuptial agreements are two types of marital contracts that can play a crucial role in a couple’s financial planning. A prenuptial agreement is a legal contract entered into by a couple before they get married or enter a civil partnership. This contract typically outlines how assets and …
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How to Challenge a Statute on US Constitutional Grounds: A Detailed Guide

Understanding the complexities of challenging a statute’s constitutionality is essential if you believe your rights are being infringed upon. This guide will explain how to file a complaint to challenge a law’s constitutionality, how such a lawsuit contrasts with others (e.g., personal injury, breach of contract), and key issues you need to consider. Concrete examples will help illuminate the process. …
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Emergency Family Law Matters in Howard County’s Circuit Court: An In-Depth Guide for Parents

In urgent family law disputes, situations can rapidly evolve, requiring prompt court intervention. If you find yourself amidst such a crisis, as a Howard County child custody lawyer, I can aid you in understanding and utilizing the emergency procedures in the Maryland Circuit Court for Howard County. This guide outlines how to seek emergency relief by following the court’s official …
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Navigating Urgent Legal Matters in Baltimore County’s Circuit Court: A Comprehensive Guide for Parents

In situations involving family law disputes, circumstances can escalate quickly and necessitate immediate court intervention. If you are dealing with such an urgent situation, as a Towson child custody lawyer, I can assist you in navigating the emergency procedures in the Maryland Circuit Court for Baltimore County. This guide explains how to request emergency relief, following the court’s official rules …
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Requesting Emergency Relief in the Maryland Circuit Court for Anne Arundel County: A Guide

Navigating the legal system can be daunting, particularly in crises when every second counts. Such situations may necessitate court-ordered protection or action – this is where the principle of “emergency relief” comes into play. This guide provides an in-depth overview of the procedure for seeking emergency relief in Anne Arundel County, Maryland’s Circuit Court, with a primary focus on child …
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Changes to Maryland’s Grounds for Divorce

Major changes are on the horizon for the state of Maryland’s divorce laws, particularly the grounds on which one may seek an absolute divorce. These changes, approved by Governor Wes Moore on May 16, 2023, will take effect on October 1, 2023. This article will explain these changes in detail, comparing the original Md. Code, Fam. Law § 7-103 with …
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New Administrative Judge Appointed in Third Judicial Circuit

We at Law Office of Jason Ostendorf would like to congratulate Judge Yolanda L. Curtin on her recent appointment as Circuit Administrative Judge for the Third Judicial Circuit by Chief Justice Matthew J. Fader. Judge Curtin’s appointment, which began on June 19, 2023, includes the circuit courts for Baltimore and Harford Counties. Her dedication and commitment to serving our community …
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