In 2010, several bills pertaining to family law passed the Maryland Legislature. The Maryland Child Support Guidelines have been revised, the filing fee surcharge is being increased, and protective orders can be extended for up to 2 years under certain circumstances. As I have mentioned before, the child support revisions and the protective order extensions have been a frequent topic in legislative years past. As is often the case, versions of these bills were introduced prior years and did not pass, however support for these measures grew over time. I also find it interesting in that these changes result in Maryland family laws more closely resembling the laws of other states. What changes would you like to see in Maryland family law? What will family law look like in five years?