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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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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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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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New Partner for a New Year

As our firm enters into 2017, we are excited and proud to announce that Christopher M. Locey has been named partner at Kuder, Smollar, Friedman & Mihalik, P.C.  Mr. Locey is a seasoned attorney with extensive experience representing clients in family legal matters. Mr. Locey joined the firm in 2007. He earned his J.D. in 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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2016 Super Lawyers

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

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Re: Victim Blaming

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

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