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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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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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Huntley v. Huntley, Maryland Court of Special Appeals

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

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Swan Study

A very cute satirical article appeared on the Onion – one of my favorite diversions – today.  See here their farcical study of swan and human social behavior. Contrary to the joke of the article, a recent study shows that in the human species (the study did not observe swans) divorce rates are actually declining Read More

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Same Sex Divorce in Virginia

One interesting, if less significant, consequence of the Supreme Court’s decision not to decide is that same-sex couples who married in DC and live in Virginia will presumably no longer have access to divorce in DC. Under normal circumstances, one member of a couple seeking divorce in DC must have lived in that jurisdiction for Read More

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Using Collaborative Practice During a Divorce

From property division to child custody, divorce requires making many important decisions. The most effective and amicable way to decide on the terms of a divorce is to use alternative dispute resolution (ADR), instead of leaving your fate in the hands of a judge. Collaborative practice is a form of ADR that allows the honest, Read More

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Parenting Help

By Armin U. Kuder Our thanks to Eileen Coen ([email protected]), an experienced family law mediator, for bringing our attention to UptoParents.org, a non-profit focusing on parenting by separated, divorcing and divorced parents.  The website presents a variety of articles, and, perhaps more importantly, tools to assist parents in meeting the needs of children caught up Read More

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Intra-Family Surveillance

The Supreme Court yesterday denied Mandamus in In Re Electronic Privacy Information Center, a case that would have challenged the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court’s order to Verizon to disclose local telephone calls to the National Security Agency.  See Order List here. This denial of Mandamus is not particular surprising.  But, the focus on government surveillance Read More

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Lessons from Dr. Suess

LESSONS FROM DR. SEUSS By Armin U. Kuder Anyone who has ever read a Dr. Seuss book to an entranced child knows that there are many messages for adults embedded in the rhyming stories. As a family lawyer, I especially note two tales in “Sneetches and Other Stories.” Sneetches come in two types: with and Read More

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