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MONTGOMERY COUNTY CIRCUIT COURT UPHOLDS MARITAL SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT – A LESSON TO BE LEARNED

In a recent case in Montgomery County Circuit Court, Stern & Associates represented a party whose husband was attempting to set-aside a marital settlement agreement that he and his wife had entered into.  . The husband argued that the Court should not enforce the Agreement for a number of reasons, including his assertion that the […]

MONTGOMERY COUNTY TRIAL COURT UPHOLDS MAHR PROVISION CONTAINED IN ISLAMIC MARRIAGE CONTRACT

In a recent divorce case handled by Stern & Associates, with co-counsel Fred Rejali, Esq., a Montgomery County Judge upheld a mahr provision contained in an Islamic Marriage Contract and awarded the wife the mahr amount due her under the parties’ agreement. A central issue in this contested divorce case was the validity of a […]

The Best Free Advice for All Divorce Litigants

Whether you retain Stern & Associates to represent you in your family law matter or not, you can take advantage of the advice that we give to all our family law clients:  “Don’t do anything stupid.” This sounds basic and straight forward, but it is surprising how many people do not adhere to this common […]

A Change in Maryland Divorce Law: Maryland Legislature Passes New Law to Expand Ground of Mutual Consent

In 2015, Maryland added “mutual consent” as a ground for divorce in the State.  Under the ground of “mutual consent,” a married couple can obtain an absolute divorce in the State if they have already entered into a marital settlement agreement that resolves the issues of alimony and distribution of their marital property.  An important […]

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