Diamant Gerstein

The Law of Alimony It is a fundamental principle of Maryland family law that “alimony awards, though authorized by statute, are founded upon notions of equity” Tracey v. Tracey, 328 Md. 380, 393 (1992). A Court can look at…

Fathers have equal rights to their children! I am often asked by my male clients if they have any chance at primary physical or shared physical custody of their child. The answer is a resounding, “OF COURSE!” Many people…

As of October 1, 2018, parties in Maryland can divorce without a waiting period, EVEN IF they have minor kids.  The hitch? You need a fully-executed separation agreement disposing of all issues in your divorce: custody, child support, retirement…

Dozens of mentally ill men and women who have been charged with crimes are languishing in jails across Maryland despite court orders to send them to state hospitals for evaluation and treatment. The state Department of Health and Mental…