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|Temporary Orders During Divorce Can Protect Marital Assets|
Sam M. (Trey) Yates; Law Office of Sam M. (Trey) Yates, III, P.C.;
April 17, 2015, previously published by Examiner.com on Spring 2015For many facing divorce, a common concern is the disruption of financial security during the divorce process. This issue can be especially frightening and overwhelming when a stay-at-home parent, a financially dependent spouse or a disabled spouse is facing divorce
|FMLA Spousal Leave Extended to Same-Sex, Legally Married Couples|
Susan F. Fisher; Hall & Evans, L.L.C.;
April 17, 2015, previously published on March 12, 2015As of March 27, 2015, federal job-protected leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) was granted to workers in legal, same-sex marriages. They will have the same rights as couples in opposite-sex marriages, under FMLA, regardless of where they live. On February 23, 2015, the U.S. Labor...
|Domestic Violence and the Workplace: Mitigating the Risks|
Sara Sofia Svedberg; Nexsen Pruet, LLC;
April 10, 2015, previously published on March 3, 2015On February 5, just after the lunch hour at the University of South Carolina in Columbia, the ex-wife of a popular public health professor entered the campus office where the professor conducted cancer research and shot him to death before she turned the gun on herself.
|How Do Same Sex Marriages Recognized Federally Affect Local Income Tax?|
Timothy K. Spencer; Weltman, Weinberg & Reis Co., L.P.A.;
April 9, 2015, previously published on March 10, 2015 In late 2013, the Internal Revenue Service issued Notice 2013-61 providing guidance to employers and employees on how to claim certain refunds or adjust for overpayments on Federal Insurance Contributions Act taxes as well as other taxes and benefits. Since that time, any same-sex couple legally...
|Federal Government Extends FMLA Rights to More Same-Sex Married Couples|
Katherine A. Hren, Richard S. Rosenberg, Rami A. Yomtov; Ballard Rosenberg Golper & Savitt LLP;
April 6, 2015, previously published on March 24, 2015The Obama administration has taken a huge step to protect the employment rights of same-sex married couples. Effective March 27, 2015, legally married same-sex couples will be able to enjoy the same rights as legally married opposite-sex couples under the Family and Medical Leave Act...
|Do Same Sex Couples Have A Constitutional Right To Marry? United States Supreme Court Agrees To Hear Four New Cases On Same Sex Marriage|
Jeffrey A. Jaketic; Hinman, Howard & Kattell, LLP;
April 1, 2015On January 16, 2015, the United States Supreme Court agreed to hear four new cases on same-sex marriage. The specific questions that the Supreme Court will address are (1) whether the Fourteenth Amendment requires a state to license a marriage between two people of the same sex, and (2) whether the...
|Maryland Court of Special Appeals Affirms Judgment of Lower Court for Defendant But Holds That Parent’s Reliance May be Imputed to Minor Child on Misrepresentation Claim|
Jhanelle A. Graham; Semmes, Bowen & Semmes A Professional Corporation;
March 27, 2015, previously published on February 2015In White v. Kennedy Krieger Institute, Tyron White participated in a lead reduction treatment study facilitated by Kennedy Krieger Institute (“KKI”) while he was a minor. White alleged that while enrolled in the study, and as a result of the tortious conduct of KKI, he was exposed to...
|Ex-Wife’s 30 Year Wait For (Eco)-Windfall|
Richard Handel; Withers Bergman LLP;
March 25, 2015, previously published on March 20, 2015You divorced 23 years ago. Your children are all grown up. You’ve worked hard and done well. Life is good. Then, out of the blue, a solicitor’s letter lands on your doormat. Your ex-wife, who you’ve not seen for years, wants a share of your hard-earned cash. You’re a bit...
|Same-Sex Marriage and its Effect on Health Plans Offering Spousal Coverage|
Laura Fischer; Berenbaum Weinshienk PC;
March 24, 2015, previously published on November 7, 2014The United States Supreme Court’s decision on October 6, 2014 to deny review of various appellate court rulings (including the Tenth Circuit, the federal appeals court covering Colorado), which had struck down bans on same-sex marriage as unconstitutional, effectively legalized same-sex...
|Custody Cases and Special Immigrant Juveniles in Maryland|
Hadrian N. Hatfield; Shulman, Rogers, Gandal, Pordy & Ecker, P.A.;
March 24, 2015, previously published on March 17, 2015A recent reported decision from the Maryland Court of Special Appeals highlights a point made in MFLV a few months ago: immigration issues can play a big role in family law cases. The lesson from this case is that a few well placed questions and a little technical drafting might mean some children...