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CUSTODY QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

Can grandparents petition for custody of a child temporarily living with them? Question:  My wife has a 5-year-old son from a previous relationship. The child had been living with my wife’s parents prior to us getting married.  The closest thing he...

DEBUNKING THE MYTHS ABOUT DIVORCE

People talk about divorce. They talk about their own divorces and they talk about what they think they know about other people’s divorces. You hear information, advice or supposed facts from friends, family members, your hairstylist, or someone at the gym. There’s a...

SELLING MY HOUSE AFTER DIVORCE: WHAT TO EXPECT

If you and your spouse own a home (this applies to multiple homes as well), as part of the divorce you will need to “divide the property.” What does that mean exactly? Well, technically the property could be divided or partitioned but that is an unreasonable and...

RECENT AWARDS

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...