The Supreme Court On Same-Sex Marriage: The Practical Impact of Obergefell v. Hodges

Today, making way for same-sex marriage, the Supreme Court decided the landmark case of Obergefell v. Hodges.  The opinion gives same-sex couples the same rights as their different-sex counterparts. The issues as framed by Justice Kennedy (writing for the majority) were (1) whether the Fourteenth Amendment requires a State to issue marriage licenses to two people…

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What Do You Mean You Restructure Families? I Want A Divorce.

What does it mean to restructure your family in your Maryland divorce? There is so much negative talk around divorce and separation. We’re all guilty of it. But sometimes divorce is the only option to find your way to a better life and sometimes divorce is not your choice, but a reality you must accept.…

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What is Third Party Custody in Maryland?

In Maryland what is third party custody?  In the most traditionally defined family arrangement, a child has a biological mother and father. But families come in all sorts of configurations and change with circumstances. When a person not outside of the traditional, legal definition seeks custody or visitation of a child – that person is…

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