Lebovitz Law, LLC

portrait

Lebovitz Law, LLC

Divorce & Family Law, Estate, Lawsuit & Dispute, Real Estate, Family Law

  • Fax: 410-843-9144
  • Firm Year: 2015
  • Office Hour: Monday - Friday 9:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.
  • Language: English

410-828-0680

Lawyer.com Featured 

  • Accepts Credit Cards 

Please include all relevant details from your case including where, when, and who it involves. Case details that can effectively describe the legal situation while also staying concise generally receive the best responses from lawyers.

By submitting this lawyer request, I confirm I have read and agree to the Consent to Receive Messages, Terms of Use, and Privacy Policy

Richard David Lebovitz

VERIFIED Credentials and Bar Status verified by Lawyer.com on Sep 01 2016
Click here for more details
Divorce & Family Law, Estate, Lawsuit & Dispute, Real Estate
licensed in Maryland and Pennsylvania

Richard Lebovitz is a third generation attorney who followed his brother, father, and grandfather into the profession and practiced with them for more... (more)

The legal system can intimidate and overwhelm anyone.  Let us help you find answers and create the solutions you need. Don't let yourself get buried in details.  
We have experienced attorneys working day-in and day-out to help resolve your legal issues. Find out how our services can help you find solutions and get results.

Contact us today and let's get started.

  • Daily Record - Avvo begins offering fixed-fee legal services in Md - 2016
    wordpress.com - New Protective Order Laws - 2014
Please contact me for an initial consultation.
  • Validity of Agreements
    
    Outcome:
    Favorable to client
    
    Description:
    A client contacted our office from another state that was facing potential child support arrears in excess of $70,000 and unpaid alimony in excess of $40,000. His ex wife claimed he was in contempt of a marital settlement and divorce decree that required him to pay child support and permanent alimony. He presented counsel with a signed agreement whereby his ex wife agreed to waive her permanent alimony award and future child support payments in exchange for him not exercising his visitation rights. At trial, the ex wife admitted that there was an agreement but the court was concerned about Maryland Family Law Article 12-104(b) Modification of Child Support and the case of Harvey v. Marshall, 389 Md. 243, 884 A.2d. 1171 (2005) which provided that “the court may not retroactively modify a child support award prior to the date of filing of the motion for modification.” This statute and case stand for the proposition that 12-104 provides for a prohibition against retroactivity modifying or eliminating arrearages for child support. In Maryland it is also well settled law that child support is absolute and cannot be waived by parents by an agreement. It is an alienable right enjoyed by the child for which not form of contract between the parents, nor change of domestic circumstances of either of them may effect.. Weaver v. Garrett, 13 Md.App. 283, 287, 282 A.2d., 509, 411 (1971). The client had the signed agreement but was unrepresented by counsel and never filed a motion to modify the child support or alimony in the case. The Office of Child Support Enforcement started to collect child support, some years after the agreement was signed and had set a nominal amount of arrears. The client paid what was requested and the case was marked as closed when the minor child reached the age of majority at 18. The ex wife presented no evidence at trial on what happened with the office of child support enforcement and the issue of arrears. She offered no testimony to contradict or challenge what the father had paid. The Court found that it was not terribly difficult to find a binding agreement between Mother and Father regarding alimony. The Court stated that the Court was not persuaded of any fraud or duress on Father’s part in getting mother to sign the agreement. The contract was supported by consideration, ie you stay away from child and I waive alimony. Mother did nothing after the agreement was signed. The Court struggled with the child support issue. The Mother presented no evidence of any action for years to collect the claimed obligations of Father. She filed no contempt actions, and no explanation why the office of child support enforcement closed their file. The court stated that must be persuaded by the evidence and at least by a preponderance of same that father still owes years and years of back child support. The Court stated it was not persuaded by the evidence presented by Mother. The Court stated that there were too many unanswered questions and too many years which have ensued to find for the Mother.
    
Lebovitz Law, LLC
401 Washington Avenue
Towson, MD 21204
39.3998289,-76.6049309

MAIN LOCATION

401 Washington Avenue
Towson, MD 21204


Other Locations:
  • Proudly serving Towson, Maryland and the Greater Baltimore Metropolitan Area.

Recent Legal Articles

Teacher Injured at Work - St. Louis Workers Comp Lawyer
this article explores the various risks that teachers face in the classroom today, including student threats, performance pressure, overexertion, aging school facilities, and unsafe locations. These threats can lead to anxiety, physical issues, and financial repercussions for teachers. If you are a Missouri teacher who has been injured, the Law Office of James M. Hoffman can help protect your legal rights.
Start Your 2023 on the Right Foot – With an Estate Plan
as you consider the innumerable possibilities that are out there for this year, one thing that I encourage you to get done this year is to create an estate plan.
Four Questions to Ask Yourself Before Applying for a Disability Claim
if you are struggling with a medical condition that is negatively impacting your ability to perform your job, there are many different disability benefit programs out there that you may be able to take advantage of (some of which you may have never heard of). This article will serve as a general guide so that you can determine for yourself what type of claim would be best for you to pursue. Here are four questions to ask yourself before deciding what type of disability benefits claim to pursue.
How to Find the Best Criminal Defense Attorney in St. Louis
choosing your criminal defense attorney in St. Louis is one of the most important decisions you will ever make. When you are charged with a crime, you need to make sure you have the best legal representation right away. Call Combs Law Group right away at 314-900-HURT.
Why an Ex-Prosecutor Can Make a Good Defense Lawyer in St. Louis
combs Law Group understands that you have many choices when it comes to choosing a defense attorney. Very few of those lawyers have experience on both sides of the legal fence, so to speak.
Why You Should Be Honest About Your Pain & Limitations After a St. Louis Car Accident
nothing can be gained by underreporting your pain and limitations to your medical provider. If you have been injured in a car accident and are wondering whether or not to disclose your pain and limitations, being honest and forthcoming about your injuries will ensure that you receive proper treatment and care.
What Are the Basic Core Estate Planning Documents
estate planning requires planning for the future, both while alive and after passing. Every adult, married or single, should have a power of attorney for health, power of attorney for property, a living will, and a last will and testament. A living trust should be considered for estates larger than $100,000 or involving real estate to avoid the high cost of probate.
What is Standby Guardian Protection?
who takes care of your child should something happen to you? Advanced estate planning today can give you peace of mind – knowing that if something catastrophic were to happen to you, your child can be raised by a family member or close friend of your choosing. The Schaller Law Firm can give you peace of mind by drafting a “Standby Guardian” designation that identifies who you want to act as guardian and raise your child if you die prematurely or suffer a catastrophic accident leaving you in an irreversible vegetative state (think car or truck collision). This is a key component of the Schaller Law Firm’s “New Parent Child Protection Plan.”
Who Ensures Income, Support, Maintenance, and Education for Your Child Should Something Happen to You?
good parenting requires you to remember the importance of protecting your child’s financial future should something catastrophic happen to you. Nobody plans an accidental death – that’s why it’s called an accident. But accidents do happen, and good parenting requires you to protect your child with advanced legal preparation through the Schaller Law Firm’s “New Parent Child Protection Plan.”
Who Pays Your Child's Needs Should You Become Incapacitated?
your child needs financial protection should you become incapacitated because of sickness or injury. Your spouse could be barred from accessing your individual bank account without a court order. What happens if you and your spouse are both incapacitated after a devastating vehicle collision?
Who Makes Medical Decision Should Something Happen to Me?
a power of attorney for health care is essential to protecting a person should they become incapacitated. A power of attorney is especially important when the person is responsible for taking care of a young child.
How Long Do You Have to Get a Lawyer After a Car Accident?
talking to a lawyer can be extremely beneficial if you have been injured in a car accident. Make sure to speak with one as soon as possible to ensure your rights are protected, and your claim is filed in a timely manner.
Can Social Media Impact Your NY Car Accident Case?
posting information about your accident on social media can negatively impact your auto accident claim. Insurance companies will use the information you post about the accident to devalue or deny your claim.
Maryland Military Divorce Overview
when a military family goes through a divorce, unique issues come up.  Understanding the complex issues in a military divorce will lead to better decisions and fairer outcomes. This article highlights some of the most common issues. Remember, a military divorce is not exactly like other divorces; it involves additional legal issues.
INTERNATIONAL TREATIES MAY LIMIT UNITED STATES CANNABIS SCHEDULING CHANGES
recently, President Joe Biden directed federal agencies to review whether cannabis is appropriately classified in the Controlled Substances Act according to the scientific data available.
How to Check the Status of a Workers’ Comp Claim
if you have been injured at work and have filed for workers' comp benefits, you may be wondering how to check the status of your claim.
How Long Will My Car Accident Settlement Take?
we understand your eagerness to put the accident behind you and move on with your life. However, here are some factors to keep in mind.
When to choose and credit lawyer versus a credit repair company to fix your credit?
in today’s digital world, credit plays a significant role in determining one’s future. Therefore, it’s no surprise that many ask if hiring a lawyer is the right way to fix your credit. Let’s explore the difference between credit repair companies and lawyers.  They each have something unique to offer.  But every situation is individual, and it’s up to you to decide what you need.
Is It Illegal to Wear Headphones While Driving in Missouri?
there is currently no law against using headphones while driving in Missouri. While the Highway Patrol discourages it, there is no law dictating whether or not drivers can use headphones while behind the wheel. However, just because it’s not explicitly prohibited by law does not mean it’s a safe habit.
10 Terms Commonly Used in a Car Accident Settlement
we've outlined some of the most common terms used in car accident settlements, as well as their meanings.