How much does it cost to go to trial in a custody case and divorce case in Maryland?
I am often asked by clients how much will it cost for my custody and divorce to go to trial. Depending upon the circumstances of your case, a client should expect to spend about $50,000 to $60,000 on a custody trial and an additional $30,000 to $40,000 on a divorce...
Garnishing Social Security Benefits in Maryland to Enforce an Alimony Arrears Judgment
In Maryland, it is all too common for an ex-spouse not to pay his or her alimony obligation. When a party accrues an alimony arrears, the payee or recipient spouse can file a motion to obtain a judgment for the alimony arrears. A money judgment for alimony arrears...
In Maryland, you have 12-years to enforce or renew a judgment
A common questions is how long does a person (aka judgment creditor) have to enforce a money judgment in Maryland. A person has 12-years to enforce a money judgment against the judgment debtor. Maryland Courts & Judicial Proceeding section 5-102(a)(3). If the...
What are the disadvantages of hiring a large law firm in Montgomery County, Maryland?
As explained in a prior post, about 20% of all attorneys in Maryland are sole practitioners and about one-third of all attorneys work at law firms with 10 or less attorneys. http://stewartsutton.com/about-20-of-maryland-attorneys-are-solo-practitioners. While complex...
What does a lawyer’s luxurious office signify?
In almost every television show and movie, the lawyer's office is decorated with luxurious furniture and expensive artwork. The lawyer's décor is conveying the message that he or she is highly successful. Such posh decorations may be reassuring to ultra wealthy...
About 20% of Maryland attorneys are solo practitioners
Nationwide, 21% of all attorneys are solo practitioners.
Sophisticated Severance Agreement Scam Targets Attorneys
It is old news that scammers poise as clients to defraud attorneys.
Stewart A. Sutton is Recognized as a “Top Attorney” in Family and Divorce Law in Montgomery County, Maryland
In the November/December 2019 issue of Bethesda Magazine, Stewart A. Sutton was recognized as one of the top family and divorce attorneys in Montgomery County, Maryland. Sixty-two other lawyers were also identify as top family and divorce attorneys. Stewart A....
Oral modification of custody, visitation, and/or child support orders in Maryland
Is it necessary to obtain a modification of a custody, visitation, and/or child support order whenever the parents agree to a modification? The surprising answer is that parents in Maryland do not need to incur the expense of going back to court to modify their...
The modification of Child Support in Maryland requires a material change in circumstances
In Maryland, child support can be modified when there is a material change in circumstances relating either to the parent’s income and/or expenses for the child,
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