Family Law

Family-law

Our attorneys are dedicated to providing strong, supportive and effective advocacy in your family law case.   We provide prompt resolutions and aggressive representation.  Let us evaluate your family law matter to meet your individual needs.

We handle the following family law matters:

 

Divorce (contested and uncontested)

Divorce is a process that can be difficult and have a major impact on your life and your family.  Having a trusted attorney to help you make the best choice for yourself and your family helps to manage the emotional strain and can create a solid foundation for your life going forward.

We will guide you through the process with confidence.  Our attorneys focus on your needs and concerns and serve as advocates for your best interests, whether you need guidance through an uncontested or a complex contested divorce. Our goal is simple:  To help guide you and protect what is important to you from start to finish, as your trusted advocate.

There is much at stake in divorce. Children, assets, expenses and lifestyle to consider among others.  We will handle each step methodically and provide valued guidance and representation to address your needs and interests regarding child custody, assets division, spousal and child support.

 

Custody and Visitation

In Maryland, child custody is determined according to the best interests of the child. The laws do not favor one parent over the other. In other words, mothers are no longer automatically presumed to be the best parent to have primary physical custody of the children. If the parents are not able to negotiate an acceptable custody and visitation agreement, then the court will consider several factors in order to create a custody and visitation order that serves the child’s best interests.

There are many dimensions to every divorce proceeding, but your case is unique to you. No matter the challenges present in your case, we stand ready to manage the process on your behalf with care.

We respect the fact that many seeking divorce prefer to keep their proceedings private and out of the courtroom.  Many seek a less-contentious, more respectful process that focuses on reaching an amicable resolution with much less harm to children and other family members.

For those who prefer this path, we offer creative solutions and a process that can often expedite resolution and reduce the overall cost of divorce.  While absolutely necessary for some, the litigation process can force spouses against one another in a way that can make the emotional stress of divorce even more challenging. If this approach is not for you, we can offer alternatives such as an expedited informal negotiation process, mediation, collaborative divorce and more.

Whatever your needs and concerns may be, you need a trusted guide by your side.  Helping you make the best results for you is our goal. Contact us today for more information on how we can help you.

 

Collaborative Law

What is it?

A method of divorce negotiation that has become increasingly popular is “collaborative law,” or “collaborative divorce.”  This cooperative, out-of-court approach to divorce allows you to structure your own agreements regarding all matters of their separation. While saving time and money, you can also avoid the stress of leaving your fate to the whims of the court.   Meetings can occur in neutral setting can temper some of the emotions of the moment and expert can be brought in to help evaluate assets and other finances.  Above all, working through a collaborative divorce mitigates the stress and anxiety of the situation especially for families with young children so that their sense of family stability remains intact and they do not experience the brunt of contention.

We can nurture your commitment to this process so that the participants come to constructive agreements that benefit both parties while achieving the best results.