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International Women’s Day 2018

On this International Women’s Day we honor the incredible women of KSFM: Susan Friedman, Theresa Mihalik, Marcia Kuntz, Michelle Locey, Shana Oppenheim, Brenda Osorio-Monzon, Michele Lavin, Amy Plumlee, Aema Zaidi, and Janice Tillery. We are honored to work every day with these brilliant, talented and admirable women! Thank you from the KSFM family! #InternationalWomensDay   Read More

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Should Adultery be Decriminalized?

By: Armin (Rick) Kuder In 2018, the Maryland legislature is expected to consider a Bill to decriminalize adultery. We are all familiar with adultery as an historic ground for divorce, or a factor to be considered in determining the cause and consequences of the breakup of the marriage, but few are aware that in many Read More

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KSFM LinkedIn

Kuder, Smollar, Friedman & Mihalik, P.C. is excited to announce the creation of our new LinkedIn page. We invite you to connect with us at: https://www.linkedin.com/company/ksfmlaw/  This new LinkedIn page presents an additional opportunity for clients, colleagues and the rest of the interested public to build connections with KSFM and stay informed about the latest in Read More

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Prenuptial Agreements Becoming More Common

Prenuptial Agreements Becoming More Common According to a survey completed by the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, 73% of its members reported seeing an increase in demand for prenuptial agreements over the preceding five years, with middle-class couples leading the way. Once considered contrary to the public interest because they facilitated divorce, prenuptial agreements have Read More

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ADR

ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION INTRODUCTION One cannot be involved in any kind of court proceeding these days without hearing about “ADR,” or Alternative Dispute Resolution. Whether it is a suit for money arising out of an automobile accident, or from a medical problem, or a complicated construction dispute, a claim for securities fraud, or a family law Read More

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Formalizing Parenting Relationships in LGBTQ+ Families

            In the past few years, the LGBTQ+ community has had a great deal of success in obtaining legal recognition of their families. However, changes in the political environment can threaten those hard won successes. In particular, LGBTQ+ and non-traditional families are vulnerable if they are not legally tied to their children or their partners. Take Read More

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Shana Oppenheim

Kuder, Smollar, Friedman & Mihalik, P.C. is pleased to announce that Shana F. Oppenheim has joined the firm as an associate. Ms. Oppenheim previously clerked for the Honorable Grace Burke Carroll of the Fairfax County Circuit Court of Virginia. Ms. Oppenheim earned her J.D. in 2016 from William and Mary Law School where she was Read More

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Kuder, Smollar, Friedman & Mihalik, P.C., in O, The Oprah Magazine; Entrepreneur; and Fortune

Kuder, Smollar, Friedman & Mihalik, P.C., will appear on a full-page spread in O, The Oprah Magazine; Entrepreneur; and Fortune in a profile of five leading family attorneys in the Washington, DC, area.  

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Senate Bill 717/House Bill 1762

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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Fighting Other People’s Fights (With People We Do Not Choose)

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

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