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Mulinazzi Law Office is proud to receive the 2014 Client’s Choice Award from avvo.com. Avvo is the most popular legal Q&A forum and directory.We are also honored to be selected as the Howard Magazine Reader’s Choice Best of 2014 Family Law Office – Honorable...

MVLS CASE OF THE MONTH: “MARY’S” STORY

“Mary” called MVLS in a panic. After just a year of marriage, her husband started abusing drugs and alcohol and turned violently abusive. After he held a knife to her throat, she feared for her own life and for the safety of her baby.  She fled to safety, but...

NEED FOR PRO BONO LEGAL SERVICES RISES AS ECONOMY SAGS

LAWYER VOLUNTEERS CAN’T MEET THE DEMAND By Tricia Bishop, The Baltimore Sun Michael Bell’s body is dying of ALS, a fatal disease that has steadily robbed him of speech and muscle control. But his spirit still has fight.So when his daughter’s mother threatened to keep...

POST JUDGMENT DIVORCE OPTIONS

You’ve gone to Court and the Judge has issued a Divorce Decree that you think is unfair, or you are otherwise unhappy with it.  Can you appeal the Judge’s decision?  Yes, there are a number of avenues you can take that our firm can help you with.  The rules for filing...

HOW DOES THE COURT DETERMINE AN AWARD OF ALIMONY?

Alimony, also called spousal support or maintenance, is one of the more difficult issues to tackle during the divorce process.  With the exception of child custody and child support, no other issue is as personal or emotionally charged to divorce litigants. Alimony is...
WHAT IS DISCOVERY

WHAT IS DISCOVERY

Discovery is necessary because what you know is not as important as what you can prove. Discovery is the phase of litigation in which both sides request information from one another. The purpose is to learn about each position taken by each side to facilitate a...

ASSETS AND LIABILITIES

Maryland is an equitable distribution state which means that the court will equitably divide and distribute the marital property and liabilities in a divorce action.  Equitable means “fair”; it does not always require a 50/50 split. Nevertheless, the presumption is...
THE STEPS TO GETTING DIVORCED

THE STEPS TO GETTING DIVORCED

When divorcing, it’s difficult to know what to expect.  Divorce is a complicated process that can be full of frustrating delays and unpleasant surprises.  An idea of what is going to happen when can make an uncomfortable time a little more predictable.  Every divorce...
PENDENTE LITE HEARING

PENDENTE LITE HEARING

Pendente Lite Hearings provide temporary court-ordered relief to preserve the status quo and “settle the waters” until the final trial. The time immediately following a separation can be very chaotic for many reasons.  The emotional and financial trauma of separation...