The Estate Tax is Dead - Long Live the Repeal?


On November 2, 2017, a bill called the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act” was introduced to the United States House of Representatives.
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Pavan v Smith: Supreme Court Prevents Attempts of States to Undermine Rights of Married Same Sex Couples


The Supreme Court case Pavan v. Smith, 582 U.S.____ (2017), in a per curiam opinion on June 26, 2017, strengthened the rights protected in Obergefell v. Hodges, 576 U.S. ___ (2015).
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First Impressions of a Busy Family Law Practice


Every year law students flock to summer positions at law firms to gain the experience they need to sort through their interests in different areas of law and to get a taste of the lives of practicing attorneys.
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No Will? No will. Avoiding the Default Estate Plan


Many of us take our civil rights for granted. It is only when they are threatened, do we take notice and then action (well, maybe).
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Divorce Litigation and Why to Avoid It


There are three ways to get divorced—two of them should be avoided if possible—accepting, of course, that there are some spouses who insist on litigation and a trial.
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Tips to Prevent International Child Abduction


A common scenario in international child abduction cases is for one parent to take a “vacation” with the children and then never return.
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Coming Soon To A State Near You! Savings Plan for Disabled Marylanders: The MD ABLE Program


In order to qualify for certain need based federal and state benefits in connection with a significant disability, individuals typically cannot have assets exceeding $2,000.00.
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Life and Death Planning: The Essential Legal Tools Every Person Should Have


We all know we are not immortal. Death is a certainty for all of us. But the topic of death and our own mortality can be one of discomfort, or even denial.
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Pilkington v. Pilkington: Key UCCJEA Jurisdiction Case Fills in the Blanks


Pilkington v. Pilkington, No. 2766, SEPT.TERM, 2015, 2016 WL 6962572 (Md. Ct. Spec. App. Nov. 29, 2016), is a key case for all interstate family law attorneys.
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Being an Advocate during Domestic Violence Awareness Month and Throughout the Year


October was Domestic Violence Awareness Month – a month that is dedicated to remembering victims and persons impacted by domestic violence, celebrating survivors, and educating our community to end violence – but it is important to remember that domestic violence is a very serious issue affecting our communities all year long.
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