Category: Family Law

The Difference Between Custody and Guardianship

The Maryland Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act defines several types of guardianship for both adults and minors. While guardianship and custody are similar, and even mistakenly used interchangeably when discussing child custody and visitation, there is a big difference between the two. In the realm of estate planning, the differences are subtle, yet… Continued

Custody Modification

Court decisions are rarely permanent when it comes to family issues, and custody falls under this category. Whether you are a parent who wants to modify the parenting plan or you are the parent who wishes for it to remain the same, there are some basics that you should understand when it comes to petitioning… Continued

Division of Marital Property: Jewelry

During Maryland divorce, all marital property must go through an equitable division. This means that marital property such as real estate, vehicles, furniture, and essentially all other belongings may be divided to some extent. While each party may not receive 50 percent of the property, everything can potentially be divided, including jewelry that was only… Continued

FRAME & FRAME ANNOUNCES THE ADDITION OF ATTORNEY ERICA REDMOND

Frame & Frame is pleased to announce the addition of Erica Redmond as Associate Attorney with the firm. In this position, Erica will be handling the firm’s personal injury and auto accident claims, family law matters and guardianships. Erica grew up in the Catonsville/Arbutus area and attended The Seton Keough High School before attending Lenoir-Rhyne… Continued

Paternity Disputes

When you have a child born out of wedlock, legal issues arise when the father refuses to pay for child support or the mother denies that the child is the father’s, therefore denying child custody rights or visitation privileges. Both of these issues, whether you are the mother or are the potential father, can be… Continued

Enforcing Child Support Agreements

When you and your child, or children, depend on child support payments coming in each month and the paying parent refuses to pay on time, or has simply refused to pay for months or years on end, it is your right to take legal action. There is no excuse that the other parent can make,… Continued

Alimony in Maryland

Alimony is financial support paid from one spouse to the other during divorce or after divorce. Whether it is temporary to help get the lower earning spouse back on their feet, or permanent support to help them live the lifestyle they grew accustomed to while married, alimony is a crucial form of support for millions… Continued

Division of Marital Property

During divorce, many couples wish to know what is at stake in terms of their property, both real and personal. Maryland is an equitable distribution state, meaning that property is not divided equally in every situation. However, the court will make a “fair” decision, and typically both spouses receive an equal share of the property.… Continued

The Effect Of Divorce On Your Estate Plan

by Tara Frame Shortly after you were married, you had your estate plan prepared, including your last will and testament, your power of attorney and your health care directive, which left your entire estate to your spouse and named your spouse as your power of attorney and health care agent. Since then, you have been… Continued