Powered by Squarespace
  • Collaborative Divorce: A New Paradigm
    Collaborative Divorce: A New Paradigm
    by Pauline H. Tesler, Peggy Thompson
  • The Collaborative Way to Divorce: The Revolutionary Method That Results in Less Stress, Lower Costs, and Happier Kids--Without Going to Court
    The Collaborative Way to Divorce: The Revolutionary Method That Results in Less Stress, Lower Costs, and Happier Kids--Without Going to Court
    by Stuart G. Webb, Ronald D. Ousky
  • Stop Fighting Over The Kids: Resolving Day-to-Day Custody Conflict in Divorce Situations (Mike Mastracci's Divorce Without Dishonor)
    Stop Fighting Over The Kids: Resolving Day-to-Day Custody Conflict in Divorce Situations (Mike Mastracci's Divorce Without Dishonor)
    by Mike Mastracci
  • Difficult Conversations: How to Discuss What Matters Most
    Difficult Conversations: How to Discuss What Matters Most
    by Douglas Stone, Bruce Patton, Sheila Heen
  • Crucial Conversations: Tools for Talking When Stakes are High
    Crucial Conversations: Tools for Talking When Stakes are High
    by Kerry Patterson

Legal Disclaimer

 

The information in the KarenRobbinsLaw.com website is provided as a general reference work as a public service. The reader is advised to check for changes to current law and to consult with a qualified attorney on any legal issue. The use of this material does not create an attorney-client relationship with Karen Robbins, Attorney at Law. When transmitting information over this website, you understand and agree that Karen Robbins, Attorney at Law will have no duty to keep confidential the information.

 Because the information posted on this website and provided in the accompanying podcasts and blogs is prepared for a general audience, without investigation into the facts of each particular case, it is not legal advice: Karen Robbins does not have an attorney-client relationship with you. The thoughts and commentary about the law contained on this site is provided as a service to the community, and does not constitute solicitation or provision of legal advice.

While we endeavor to provide accurate information at this website and in the podcasts and blogs, we cannot guarantee that the information provided here (or linked to from this site) is accurate, complete, or adequate. We provide this general legal information on an ‘as-is’ basis. We make no warranties and disclaim liability for damages resulting from its use. Legal advice must be tailored to the specific circumstances of each case, and laws are constantly changing, so nothing provided at this site or in the accompanying podcasts, should be used as a substitute for the advice of competent counsel.

Finally, using this website or sending email to the host or any guests on the podcast does not create an attorney-client relationship.

The material in this website may be considered advertising under applicable rules.

 

Sunday
Jun282015

New Ground for Divorce in Maryland

Effective October 1, 2015, Maryland will finally have a form of no fault divorce which does not require a one year separation.  Couples without children under the age of 18 who have executed a separation agreement disposing of all issues between them, may obtain a no fault divorce without a prior separation.

Sunday
Jun282015

Collaborative Law Rules Take Effect in Maryland

Beginning July 1, 2015, the state of Maryland will have rules governing the practice of collaborative law.  These rules are meant to complement and enhance the Maryland Collaborative Law Act. In Maryland, only the Judiciary can create rules governing lawyers.  Because of that restriction, new rules governing collaborative practice were necessary to encompass not only what all the other professionals do in the process, but the attorneys and judges as well.  

Collaborative law is a form of limited scope representation.  Limited scope representation means that the attorney and the client may agree to limit the services provided to the client.  In the case of collaborative law, the limitation is on the ability of the attorney to represent the client in a litigation setting.  In other settings, the client and the attorney may agree that the attorney only help draft pleadings, or only appear at certain hearings for the client.  Effective July 1, 2015, rules regarding limited scope representation, in general, also take effect.  

Wednesday
Aug202014

Uniform Collaborative Law Act Passes in Maryland!

We are officially one of the states that has passed this Act, which provides for rules and laws governing collaborative practice.

Wednesday
Aug202014

Collaborative Divorce in the News

Great interview wiwth a divorced couple about collaborative divorce on the Today Show.  Highly informative!

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=R61fCemn9Ls

Saturday
Nov172012

Same Sex Marriage - Part Two

On election day, Maryland became one of a handful of states to legalize gay and lesbian marriage.  Now, not only are marriages performed elsewhere valid in this state, but now same sex couples can marry here as well.