Blogs by Reza Golesorkhi

Posted on Fri, 2017-12-08 11:55 by Reza Golesorkhi in

This may seem like a fairly obscure legal question, but questions along these lines have become fairly common. As divorces between working couples become more prevalent, so do the concerns of not just dividing marital assets, but also funds for retirement and what qualifies as income.


As a general rule, you can contribute to a regular IRA or a Roth IRA, if you have qualifying income.  So what counts as qualifying income?


There are three categories of qualifying income:

Posted on Sun, 2017-02-26 12:01 by Reza Golesorkhi in

You are going to get married (or re-married). You have minor children (or no children).  You own a business.  You own a house.  You have substantial net worth.   Since you already own your own house and business before the marriage, as you understand it, in the off-chance it does not work out you will be okay financially.  Not exactly?   

Posted on Fri, 2014-05-30 14:04 by Reza Golesorkhi in Family Law, Maryland Law

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In my previous post I talked about the Islamic concept of Mehr, Mehrieh or Dowry.  This post will discuss how Maryland Courts may address the issue of Mehr or Mehrieh when an Iranian family, married in Iran, and now living in Maryland, files for divorce in Maryland.


Posted on Fri, 2014-01-24 17:09 by Reza Golesorkhi in Family Law, Maryland Law


A common question in many Maryland divorce cases involving clients of the Islamic faith is, what happens to my Islamic Mahr, Mehrieh, Mehr (a.k.a, dowry) during my Maryland divorce?


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