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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Huntley v. Huntley: Cautionary Tale for Pleading Practice


A recent reported opinion from the Court of Special Appeals of Maryland, Huntley v. Huntley (2016), is important for family law and civil litigation attorneys.
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Forcing Compliance with Custody Orders


Not all parents obey custody orders. It happens all the time; special days and holidays are missed; vacations are ruined; time with one’s child that is so precious is ignored—even when there is a court order requiring a particular schedule.
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D.C. Court of Appeals: Children Should be Heard


In many child custody disputes, family law practitioners, their clients, and the trial court are faced with the difficult decision of deciding whether the court should hear directly from the children regarding their custodial preferences.
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