October 2015


Maryland Court Considers Visitation Rights of Same-Sex Couples

Posted: October 29, 2015 by Gerald W. Ueckermann, Jr.
The Maryland Court of Special Appeals recently entered into what it described as the “unchartered Maryland waters” surrounding the child visitation and custody rights of same-sex spouses.  In Conover v. Conover (decided August 26, 2015), the court considered a same-sex spouse’s claim for visitation with a child born to her spouse prior to their marriage.



Revisions to D.C. Superior Court Rules for Civil Procedure

Posted: October 21, 2015 by Erin H. Cancienne
D.C. promulgated new superior court rules for civil procedure.  These rules took effect on October 12, 2015 and will govern all proceedings filed after that date, as well as all proceedings already pending, to the extent it is fair and practicable.  A complete copy of a redline version of all of the changes can be found here

Many of the changes are minor changes that have no real impact on case handling.  However, three of the rules changed should be noted by all who have cases in the District of Columbia.



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