Category: Family Law

Maryland’s New Mutual Consent Divorce Laws

Since 2011, divorce in Maryland has been complicated in the past by a rule that required married couples to be separated for 12 months before marriage for no fault and most fault grounds. That law still exists in circumstances in which two spouses are unable to agree on child custody, property division, alimony, and child… Continued

What You Need to Know About Opioid Addiction and Child Removal in Maryland

Over the past several years, the opioid epidemic has raged all across the country. Few places have been hit harder than communities in Maryland. According to the most recent data from the National Institute on Drug Abuse, Maryland is among the top five states for opioid-related overdose deaths. This substance abuse problem affects people of… Continued

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 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