You Can’t Reconcile With Your Spouse Over the Phone

by D'Erra Jackson | Posted in Family Law | Reading Time: 3 minutes

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Well, that title is stretching the recent holding of Maryland’s Court of Special Appeals, but it was technically the basis of their recent family law ruling. The Court held that extremely intimate phone conversations between a separated husband and wife did NOT have the same legal weight as actually getting back together in a physical…

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Social Media Clauses in Pre-Nuptial Agreements? Really?

by D'Erra Jackson | Posted in Family Law | Reading Time: 2 minutes

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In case you needed further proof that social media is deeply embedded in our lives, now comes the news that some couples preparing pre-nuptial agreements are including social media clauses in them. These clauses regulate what your spouse can and cannot post on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram. Say your spouse takes a picture of you…

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Limited Divorce – Limited but Sometimes Necessary

by D'Erra Jackson | Posted in Family Law | Reading Time: 2 minutes

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Limited divorce? What is that? Sounds like an oxymoron, doesn’t it? A limited divorce is necessary in certain situations where the parties need to resolve very specific issues, but they are not yet eligible for a final divorce order. Getting a final divorce order can take a long time. You must have certain “grounds” for…

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Divorce Lawyer Bills His Client For Their Affair

by D'Erra Jackson | Posted in Family Law | Reading Time: 2 minutes

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A divorce lawyer has been indefinitely suspended from practicing law after having an affair with his client. But that isn’t the worst part. He was also billing her for the time they were together conducting their affair! Wow. That is a new low! According to news accounts, the lawyer was representing a woman in a…

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Her Last Laugh is Worth $469,000!!!

by D'Erra Jackson | Posted in Family Law | Reading Time: 4 minutes

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Dara Bradley has defined the term “last laugh” for all women who were ever lied to by their husband.  She sued her lying, cheating, and allegedly abusive husband in court, and won $469,000 in damages!  The Maryland appeals court just upheld the judgment, and may have paved the way for similar lawsuits.  So now all…

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