Diamant Gerstein

I am often asked, “How much am I going to have to pay in alimony?” Well, the answer is: “It depends.” And, it’s totally up to the Judge hearing your case. Maryland law has several different types of alimony:…

Maryland Assault Laws In Maryland, assault is defined as an attempt to touch someone else without their consent. Usually, the touching in question is an act of violence, such as a punch or threatening someone with a weapon. One of…

Officer Noah Leotta was a Montgomery County, Maryland police officer who was hit and killed by a drunk driver.  As a result of this tragedy, a Maryland drunk driving law has been called Noah’s Law from its inception. The…

Possession of Less than 10 grams of Marijuana in Maryland In Maryland, possession or use of less than 10 grams of marijuana is not a criminal offense.  Possession or use of up to 10 grams of marijuana is still…

The State of Maryland has recognized same-sex marriages since January 1, 2013, and has honored same-sex marriages performed in other jurisdictions since 2010. Even before same-sex marriages could be performed in Maryland, the state’s highest court ruled that same-sex…

I am often asked if parties can agree to simply waive child support in a divorce agreement.  As a general rule (subject to a few exceptions,) the answer is NO.  Generally, child support payments are for the ordinary expenses…