Senator Dan Sullivan [R-AK] and Senator Heidi Heitkamp [D-ND] have re-introduced in the Senate the Pro bono Work to Empower and Represent (POWER)Act, with the proposed text available here. The Bill is co-sponsored by Senator Jeanne Shaheen [D-NH], Senator Lisa Murkowski [R-AK], Senator Shelley Moore Capito [R-WV], Senator John Cornyn [R-TX], Senator Steve Daines [R-MT],… Read More »
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The views expressed in these blog entries are solely the opinion of the individual attorneys who have posted them. Entries to this blog are not intended as legal advice or to guarantee or even suggest that we will attain a particular result in individual cases. They are intended only to be interesting and informative.
Recent Blog Posts
I once described practicing family law as “two people who did not choose to be in a relationship with each other fighting the fights of two people who did choose to be in a relationship with each other.” And too often I spend time in my day doing just that – passionately and effusively arguing… Read More »
As our firm enters into 2017, we are excited and proud to announce that Christopher M. Locey and Rebekah J.H. Sullivan have been named partners at Kuder, Smollar, Friedman & Mihalik, P.C. Mr. Locey and Ms. Sullivan are both seasoned attorneys with extensive experience representing clients in family legal matters. Mr. Locey joined the firm… Read More »
We at Kuder, Smollar, Friedman & Mihalik wish you a wonderful Thanksgiving. May your table be full and your laughter loud this very special holiday. We have much to give thanks for: I am grateful for the clients and opponents who over the years have enriched my life, and for still hearing from them from… Read More »
The Maryland Court of Special Appeals published an(other) important reminder about counter-complaints and ad damnum clauses this month. In Huntley v. Huntley, available here, the Plaintiff filed a Complaint asking for, among other things, a monetary award, alimony, a portion of the marital share of the Defendant’s retirement benefits, and attorney’s fees. The Defendant filed an… Read More »
The Montgomery County Bar Foundation has named Marc A. Isaacs a Bar Leader in recognition of his service to the Bar Association and the legal community. Membership in this distinguished group is by invitation only and consists of accomplished individuals who have committed time, energy, and intellect to the Association, the Bar Foundation, and the… Read More »
We are proud to report the numerous recognitions of members of Kuder, Smollar, Friedman, & Mihalik, P.C. on the 2016 list of Super Lawyers, an affiliate of Thomson Reuters. Super Lawyers uses a patented multiphase selection process, involving peer nominations and evaluations as well as independent research. Candidates are evaluated on 12 indicators of peer recognition and… Read More »
The District of Columbia has a rich body of case law regarding domestic violence and Civil Protection Orders, with which any practitioner in the Domestic Violence Unit must be thoroughly familiar. The Court issued another such decision on May 5, 2016, in the matter of Edmund Fleet v. Ericka Fleet – an appeal from cross-petitions… Read More »
By now, we are all familiar with the various versions of tips to prevent rape, which change the focus from actions of victims to actions of rapists. If you have not seen one, they are available here, here and many other places. These shed light on a common cultural bias known as victim-blaming. In representing victims of… Read More »
The Supreme Court of the United States issued a per curiam opinion on March 7, 2016, tangentially related to family law, but mostly related to the Full Faith and Credit Clause of the United States Constitution. The Full Faith and Credit Clause requires states to acknowledge, enforce, and abide by orders of sibling states. This… Read More »