Blogs by Rama Taib-Lopez

Posted on Thu, 2016-07-14 13:39 by Rama Taib-Lopez in


This is Part II of a 2-part series on common issues and challenges military servicemembers and their spouses face during a divorce.  Click here to read Part I on jurisdiction, the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act, and calculating military income for spousal or child support issues.


Part II


Will Military Retirement Pay be Divided, and if so, how?

One of the biggest issues you can encounter is the division of your or your spouse’s military retirement pay.  The Uniformed Services Former Spouses' Protection Act (USFSPA) governs military retirement pay and provides the state courts the authority to divide a servicemember’s military retirement pay in a divorce.   


Posted on Wed, 2016-02-24 20:55 by Rama Taib-Lopez in

Military Divorce


Divorce, in and of itself, can be a difficult and complicated process. If you or your spouse is a member of the U.S. military, there are additional factors, considerations and challenges that come into play. 


Posted on Thu, 2015-11-05 11:02 by David Bulitt, Rama Taib-Lopez in

 


On July 24, Maryland Attorney General, Brian E. Frosh, issued an opinion that clarifies an important and relatively new aspect of family law: same-sex divorce. The opinion – which was hailed by such organizations as Equality Maryland, FreeState Legal Project and the Maryland State Bar Association – further defines the term “adultery” to refer to any extramarital affair, regardless of the sex of the individuals involved. 


As the Attorney General Frosh said in his opinion:

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