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How Will Divorce or Separation Affect My Lawful Status?

From my colleague, who is one of the most prominent immigration attorneys in Maryland. If your divorce has elements of immigration, this is a must read!

Will Social Security Be Around When I Need It?

Recently, six members of the House of Representatives, led by Representative Reid Ribble (R - WI), introduced the Save Our Social Security Act (also known as the S.O.S. Act). Key provisions of the Act, with my thoughts, are outlined below. Although the Act may not pass in the near future, it begins to set the template for changes which will be required to keep Social Security afloat.

Top Ten Do's and Don'ts When Representing a Self-Employed Client in a Support Case

From time to time, I re-publish great Do's and Don'ts lists in the field of family law. Here is one regarding income from a self-employed individual. 

What the New Maryland Divorce Law on Social Security Means to You

Based on a case argued by Harry Siegel and Lindsay Stanton of SIEGELLAW, the Maryland Court of Appeals will now require trial judges to consider divorcing parties' social security benefits as a factor before determining monetary awards. This forever changes how all Maryland family law attorneys, mediators, and judges approach dividing assets upon divorce.

What Does This Mean for Those Getting Divorced In Maryland?


Going through a divorce includes a huge emotional component. Often, litigants forget that they need to cast aside their anger, fear and other emotions, and get down to the business of learning their finances to prepare for their financial future.

How Does A Judge Want You To Act During Your Divorce-For The Woman

Almost every woman I represent tells me she feels that the Courts bend over backwards to help the man during their litigation. Men can refuse to disclose financial information, they can spend all of the marital money during the separation and they can not financially support their family, yet their appear to be no consequences.


As more and more Courts become more and more stingy about awarding alimony-and some states are working towards limiting or eliminating alimony altogether-people often ask me how alimony is going to be calculated in their case.

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