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Alimony in Maryland is Rehabilitative

Absent extraordinary conditions, alimony in Maryland is rehabilitative.  This means that the purpose of alimony is to give the party receiving it time to    become self-supporting.  Only where it is clear to the court that the party receiving...

Mental Health Records in Custody Cases

The Maryland Court of Appeals addressed mental health records in custody cases in 2000 in Laznovsky v. Laznovsky.  In that case, the Court of Appeals found that the psychiatrist/psychologist-patient privilege was not waived by virtue of seeking sole legal custody...

Maryland Child Custody Guidelines

One of the most common questions in child custody cases are how does the Court make its determinations. In Maryland, there are two sets of established, non-exclusive criteria that the Court should examine of purposes of custody.  While these criteria govern the...

Flexibility in Custody Cases

In a 2020 case, the Court of Special Appeals modified the child custody order because the father refused to take the child to planned extracurricular activities.  The child, a teenager, engaged in several sport and social extracurricular activities.  The...