Baltimore, Maryland Divorce Lawyers

Timothy E. Howie
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Maryland Divorce Lawyer with 30 years experience

University of North Carolina School of LawMaryland, District of Columbia and Virginia
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James E Crawford Jr.
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Maryland Divorce Attorney with 26 years experience

Attorney James E. Crawford, Jr. Founder and Managing Partner As a Baltimore-native, Attorney James Crawford grew up watching his father interact with some of the best judges and prosecutors in the state, using... Read More »
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Jason Ostendorf
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Maryland Divorce Lawyer with 12 years experience

Law Office of Jason Ostendorf LLC proudly represents Maryland residents in appeals, family law matters, personal injury and consumer protection cases. Mr. Ostendorf has built a solid reputation as a Baltimore, Maryland... Read More »
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Kevin W. Smit
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Experienced & Dedicated Lawyer! Fighting for Your Rights!

I provide legal knowledge and skill to help those going through a divorce. I am dedicated to vigorously advocating for your rights and interests! Visit my website for more information. Read More »
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James E Crawford Jr.
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Baltimore, MD Divorce Attorney with 26 years experience
(443) 709-9999 1435 Sulphur Spring Rd
Baltimore, MD 21227
Divorce, Criminal, Domestic Violence and Family
University of Baltimore School of Law and University of Maryland - Baltimore
Attorney James E. Crawford, Jr.
Founder and Managing Partner
As a Baltimore-native, Attorney James Crawford grew up watching his father interact with some of the best judges and prosecutors in the state, using forcefulness and grace to navigate complex legal situations. He learned that the power to change the life of even one client is worth more than any amount of money or prestige.
As one of the most capable and tenacious trial lawyers in Maryland, he has enjoyed an extraordinary amount of successes on behalf of clients, spending just about every day of his working career in a Maryland courtroom.
The Founding of...
Thomas Joseph Maronick Jr
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Baltimore, MD Divorce Lawyer with 11 years experience
(410) 244-5068 201 N Charles St.
Suite 2000
Baltimore, MD 21201
Divorce, Criminal, DUI and Personal Injury
University of Baltimore School of Law
Thomas Maronick Jr is a Super Lawyers-rated attorney who has been practicing since 2008. A Baltimore native, Mr. Maronick is the founder and managing partner of The Law Office of Thomas Maronick Jr, LLC. Mr. Maronick focuses his practice on criminal defense including DUI defense and handles serious felony cases in state and federal court as well as misdemeanors. He has litigated cases in nearly all of Maryland's counties and federal courthouses. Since becoming a lawyer, Mr. Maronick has been honored with "Superb" ratings from Avvo.com, A+ from BBB, "AV-preeminent from Martindale-Hubbell, their highest rating, and being...
Mr. G Randolph Rice Jr.
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Baltimore, MD Divorce Lawyer with 12 years experience
(800) 470-7423 6914 Holabird Avenue
Suite A
Baltimore, MD 21222
Free ConsultationDivorce, Criminal, Domestic Violence and Juvenile
Loyola University New Orleans
The Law Offices of Randolph Rice provides experienced and trusted legal knowledge and advise to individuals and businesses in the Baltimore Maryland region. Concentrating in the areas of Criminal Defense, DUI/DWI, Personal Injury, Injury Law, Medical Malpractice, Wills, Estates, Domestic Matters. Providing personal service to each client. Handling Drug Crimes, Assault Crimes, Domestic Violence, Driving Violations, Traffic Citations, and all other criminal and traffic charges.
Monica L. Scherer
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Baltimore, MD Divorce Lawyer with 21 years experience
(800) 385-2243 201 N Charles St
26th Floor
Baltimore, MD 21201
Free ConsultationDivorce, Appeals and Family
University of Baltimore School of Law
AREAS OF CONCENTRATION INCLUDE

• Maryland Divorce and Separation law
• Pre and Postnuptial Agreements
• Separation and Property Settlement Agreements
• Paternity
• Property Division, the Division of Marital Assets, Maintenance and Support
• Alimony – Pendente Lite, Rehabilitative and Indefinite
• Custody and Visitation
• Maryland and Interstate Child Support
• Military Divorces involving Maryland residents
• Ex Parte Protective Order Hearings (temporary and final)
• Interstate Custody Disputes
• Relocation Child Custody Cases
• Maryland Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction Act
• Appeals to the Court of Special Appeals and Court of Appeals
• Best Interest Attorney appointments in Baltimore County, Howard County and Talbot County
Nyasha A. West
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Pikesville, MD Divorce Attorney with 12 years experience
(301) 798-4100 600 Reisterstown Road
Suite 600D
Pikesville, MD 21208
Divorce, Bankruptcy, Insurance Claims and Personal Injury
Howard University School of Law
West Law Firm is a boutique law firm founded by Attorney Nyasha West. For more than a decade, Ms. West has represented consumers in bankruptcy and loss mitigation matters. In 2018, West Law Firm expanded to include Divorce Law, Insurance Law and Personal Injury.

West Law Firm is focused on providing excellent legal service to residents of Maryland in order to ensure they are not taken advantage of by creditors or insurance companies. It is our goal to treat all clients as though their matter is the only one what matters. To that end, at West Law Firm, clients are...
Hasson Barnes
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Baltimore, MD Divorce Attorney with 12 years experience
(443) 423-0548 1330 Smith Ave
Suite 200
Baltimore, MD 21209
Divorce, Arbitration & Mediation, Business and Family
American University Washington College of Law
Attorney Hasson Barnes practices in the areas of civil and criminal litigation, with a focus on the following areas: Real Estate, Landlord Tenant, Contract Disputes, Criminal Defense, and Family Law. Attorney Barnes also prepares Wills, Power of Attorneys, Deeds, and Health Care Directives, and has extensive experience as a mediator.
Gerard F. Miles Jr.
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Pikesville, MD Divorce Attorney with 14 years experience
(443) 589-0150 1777 Reisterstown Rd.
Suite 236 East
Pikesville, MD 21208
Divorce, Business, Criminal and Family
Washington and Lee University School of Law
Born and raised in the Baltimore area, Buddy Miles is proud to continue a family tradition of providing professional legal services to individuals and businesses in Baltimore County and throughout Maryland. As a foreclosure trustee and bankruptcy attorney, he is the firm’s contact attorney for creditors requiring foreclosure or bankruptcy services. His practice also includes personal injury, family law, guardianship, DUI defense, traffic ticket defense and collections. At top-25 law school Washington and Lee University, Buddy was on the Moot Court Board, directed the Mock Trial Team and served as treasurer for the Student Bar Association. He served as...
Gerard Miles
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Pikesville, MD Divorce Attorney with 41 years experience
(443) 589-0150 1777 Reisterstown Rd.
Suite 236 East
Pikesville, MD 21208
Free ConsultationDivorce, Arbitration & Mediation, Family and Personal Injury
University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law
For more than 30 years, the dependable lawyers of Huesman, Jones and Miles, LLC have provided a broad range of high-quality legal services in the greater Baltimore area and throughout Maryland. Gerard "Gary" Miles firmly believe in resolving disputes, not creating them. For both individuals and businesses, our experienced and practical attorneys strive to address your needs with a calm professionalism.
Dana Whitehead McKee
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Baltimore, MD Divorce Attorney with 34 years experience
(410) 962-1030 120 E.Baltimore St
Suite 1700
Baltimore, MD 21202
Divorce, Business, Family and Personal Injury
Duke University
Dana McKee handles all aspects of family law, which includes divorces, separation agreements, custody and child support disputes, and prenuptial agreements. She is a tough but fair negotiator who has successfully handled numerous mediations, trials, and appeals. Dana serves as a Court Ordered Settlement Conference Facilitator for the Family Division of the Circuit Court for Baltimore City and has taught courses on custody issues for the National Association of Social Workers.

She is also trained as a collaborative family law attorney, a board member of The Collaborative Professionals of Baltimore, and a member of the Howard County Collaborative Professionals and the...
Kathleen Mary Wobber
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Towson, MD Divorce Lawyer with 26 years experience
(410) 832-1800 406 E Joppa Rd
Towson, MD 21286
Free ConsultationDivorce, Arbitration & Mediation, Domestic Violence and Family
College of William and Mary
athleen Wobber is an attorney practicing in the State of Maryland and the District of Columbia. Her family law practice includes the Baltimore and D.C. Metropolitan areas, as well as the Eastern Shore. The firm provides clients with a wealth of options to resolve cases, including mediation and Collaborative Law, as well as litigation. Kathleen is a Partner in the firm of Parler & Wobber. The firm's five attorneys and six paralegals are available to handle a range of matters, including family law and business disputes. The firm philosophy is to manage our client's cases in the most cost-effective...
Michael J. O'Shea
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Maryland Divorce Lawyer

University of Maryland School of LawMaryland
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Monica L. Scherer
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Free Consultation! Dedicated Maryland Divorce Law Attorney! Call for Help!

I provide vast experience in divorce and family law matters. I will work tirelessly to deliver results for you and your family! Visit my website to see case settlements and verdicts, or call for a free consultation. Read More »
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Kerri Bloom Cohen
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Towson, MD Divorce Lawyer with 17 years experience
(410) 657-2515 606 Baltimore Avenue
Suite 407
Towson, MD 21204
Divorce, Criminal, Domestic Violence and Family
University of Baltimore School of Law
As a native of Baltimore, Maryland, Attorney Cohen has been practicing here for over 17 years. She established the Law Offices of Kerri Cohen after working for 11 years for the State of Maryland in Baltimore City at the Office of the Public Defender as an experienced criminal defense trial attorney. She represented clients charged with serious felonies such as homicide, rape, robbery and drug charges among other crimes. Attorney Cohen has tried hundreds of cases before Judges and Juries in the Circuit Court, District Court and Juvenile Courts.

Attorney Cohen graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of...
Lisa Seltzer Becker
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Baltimore, MD Divorce Lawyer with 22 years experience
300 E Lombard St
Suite #2010
Baltimore, MD 21202
Divorce, Domestic Violence, Education and Family
American University Washington College of Law
I began practicing law in 1996. Since then, I have helped many clients in Maryland and the District of Columbia with their family law issues, including high-conflict divorces, custody cases involving special needs children, and premarital and postmarital agreements. I am an experienced litigator, but is also a trained Collaborative practitioner and trained mediator.

For the last twelve years I have also represented numerous students and families in education matters, including school discipline in public and private schools, and campus sexual assault, Title IX cases and academic misconduct cases at the college level.
Richard David Lebovitz
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Towson, MD Divorce Attorney with 26 years experience
(410) 828-0680 401 Washington Avenue
Suite 803
Towson, MD 21204
Divorce, Estate Planning, Family and Foreclosure Defense
Duquesne University School of Law
Richard Lebovitz graduated from Emory University with a BA in 1989 having majored in Political Science and Economics. He Graduated from Duquesne University School of Law in 1992, and has been admitted to the Pennsylvania Bar since 1992, and the Maryland Bar since 2005. Richard heads up the office family and Real Estate sections. He represents clients with domestic relations matters, real estate matters, landlord/tenant disputes, litigation, Veteran's claims, contracts and estate practice. He is a member of the Baltimore County, Baltimore City and State of Maryland Bar Associations as well as the Maryland Association for Justice, (formerly Maryland Trial...
Nancy S. Caplan Esquire
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Towson, MD Divorce Attorney
(410) 296-2190 744 Dulaney Valley Rd
#1
Towson, MD 21204
Divorce, Arbitration & Mediation and Family
New York Law School
Richard Kevin Scott
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Towson, MD Divorce Attorney with 19 years experience
(410) 337-5291 40 W Chesapeake Ave
Suite 506
Towson, MD 21204
Divorce, Criminal, Domestic Violence and Family
Wake Forest University School of Law
Adam Freiman
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Pikesville, MD Divorce Lawyer with 26 years experience
(410) 486-3500 115 McHenry Ave.
Suite B4
Pikesville, MD 21208
Divorce, Bankruptcy, Business and Family
University of Baltimore School of Law
In practice for over 25 years, Adam M. Freiman is the areas premier bankruptcy attorney. Having successfully represented thousands of Debtors in Chapter 7, 11, and 13 cases, Adam has built his practice by helping people not only alleviate their debt, but restore their credit; and their lives!
Stephen A. Drazin
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Dundalk, MD Divorce Lawyer with 25 years experience
(410) 730-6536 9 Center Place
Second Floor
Dundalk, MD 21222
Free ConsultationDivorce, Bankruptcy, Domestic Violence and Family
Stephen Drazin is the Principal, Legal Coordinator, and Managing Attorney at The Drazin Law Center, P.A. Mr. Drazin offers over 20 years of legal experience to individuals and businesses across Maryland, including the Columbia and Baltimore regions. Stephen Drazin is licensed in all the State and Federal Courts within Maryland, as well as, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit (in Richmond, VA). Stephen strives to offer an alternative to large law firms by working with clients from the initial consultation through settlement, trial, or case dismissal. Understanding that clients require and desire to know all...
Leanne Lauenstein
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Baltimore, MD Divorce Lawyer with 13 years experience
(800) 385-2243 201 N Charles St
26th Floor
Baltimore, MD 21201
Free ConsultationDivorce, Criminal, Domestic Violence and Family
University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law and University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law
Donald C. Discepolo
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Baltimore, MD Divorce Lawyer with 21 years experience
(410) 296-0780 111 South Calvert Street
Suite 1950
Baltimore, MD 21202
Free ConsultationDivorce, Bankruptcy, Criminal and Personal Injury
Sheila Carol Russian
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BALTIMORE, MD Divorce Lawyer with 25 years experience
(410) 419-4289 3701 Old Court Road
Suite 10
BALTIMORE, MD 21208
Divorce, Arbitration & Mediation and Family
University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law
Julius Blattner
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Towson, MD Divorce Lawyer with 6 years experience
(410) 415-1400 100 West Pennsylvania Avenue
Suite 302
Towson, MD 21204
Free ConsultationDivorce and Family
University of Baltimore School of Law
Attorney Julius M. Blattner is a reputable divorce and custody attorney who understands the complexities of the legal process. He fights to protect the rights of his clients to their fair share of the marital assets and to raise and maintain or develop relationships with their children. He serves all his clients with the same hard work and attention to detail that has characterized his years of dedicated military service. Let him fight for you!
Jeffrey Michael Geller
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Towson, MD Divorce Lawyer with 22 years experience
(410) 823-8109 1 W Pennsylvania Ave
Suite 900
Towson, MD 21204
Divorce, Appeals, Domestic Violence and Family
Jeffrey M. Geller represents businesses and financial institutions in a diverse range of commercial, real estate, construction and employment law disputes. Mr. Geller also represents private clients in family law matters including divorce, custody, child support and alimony disputes, as well as international and domestic child abduction matters. Before joining Miles & Stockbridge, Mr. Geller worked as an associate with the law firm of Shapiro Sher Guinot & Sandler. He also served for four years as a lawyer for the Maryland Office of the Public Defender, where he gained extensive trial experience and handled a wide range of criminal cases....
David M. Goldman
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Baltimore, MD Divorce Attorney with 19 years experience
(410) 205-4830 600 Reisterstown Road
Suite605
Baltimore, MD 21208
Free ConsultationDivorce, Elder, Estate Planning and Family
Northeastern University
David M. Goldman is a Maryland attorney in general practice, focusing primarily on Family Law, Wills & Estates and Elder Law, with a commitment to the highest standards of personal service for his clients and their families. He graduated from Northeastern University School of Law in 1996 and has been a member of the Bar of the State of Maryland since 1999. David is also an expert in Jewish Law, and is active in community affairs.
Craig Patrick Ward
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Towson, MD Divorce Attorney with 20 years experience
(410) 823-1800 102 W Pennsylvania Ave
Towson, MD 21204
Divorce, Criminal, Domestic Violence and Family
University of Baltimore
Cynthia Batchelder
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Towson, MD Divorce Lawyer with 23 years experience
(410) 357-1422 502 Baltimore Ave.
Towson, MD 21204
Divorce and Family
University of Baltimore School of Law
Batchelder Law and Mediation, LLC provides separating and divorcing couples with legal representation in a non-litigation setting, such as collaborative divorce, mediation, or lawyer negotiated settlements.
Chad Edward Cos
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Rosedale, MD Divorce Attorney with 20 years experience
(410) 780-0328 9303 Philadelphia Rd
Rosedale, MD 21237
Divorce, Bankruptcy, Business and Family
University of Maryland - Baltimore
Scott Hannon
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Baltimore, MD Divorce Attorney with 11 years experience
(410) 635-4750 256 S. Highland Ave.
Baltimore, MD 21224
Free ConsultationDivorce, Criminal and Family
Mr. Hannon came into the law after having served the nation as a Marine officer, where he earned numerous awards and distinctions for his service, as well as a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science from Penn State University and a Master of Arts Degree in International Relations from Salve Regina University. Mr. Hannon went on to attain his law degree. He routinely handles criminal defense, civil litigation, and family law cases including divorce, custody, visitation, child support and alimony issues. ...
Marc Elliot Mandel Esquire
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Towson, MD Divorce Lawyer with 19 years experience
(866) 575-7854 219 W Joppa Rd
Suite 200
Towson, MD 21204
Divorce, Domestic Violence, Family and Juvenile
Judith Marie Hamilton
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Towson, MD Divorce Attorney with 24 years experience
(410) 825-7890 403 Allegheny Ave
Towson, MD 21204
Divorce, Bankruptcy, Business and Family
Robert Eugene Ness
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Baltimore, MD Divorce Attorney with 20 years experience
(410) 685-0713 217 North Charles St. 2nd Floor
Baltimore, MD 21201
Divorce, Criminal, Domestic Violence and Family
University of Baltimore School of Law
Mala Malhotra-Ortiz
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Baltimore, MD Divorce Lawyer with 14 years experience
(410) 988-3030 9407 Harford Road
Baltimore, MD 21234
Divorce, Arbitration & Mediation and Family
Paul Mark Sandler
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Baltimore, MD Divorce Attorney with 47 years experience
(410) 539-7611 36 S Charles St
Suite 2000
Baltimore, MD 21201
Divorce, Criminal, DUI and Family
Matthew Edvard Shprukhman
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Baltimore, MD Divorce Lawyer
(410) 262-6448 8202 Anita Road
Baltimore, MD 21208
Divorce, Business, Consumer and Criminal
Joseph Pelham Lawrence Esquire
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Baltimore, MD Divorce Attorney with 14 years experience
(443) 244-3012 3907 Eastern Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21224
Divorce, Business, Domestic Violence and Family
University of Baltimore School of Law
Lesley Atkinson
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Baltimore, MD Divorce Attorney with 16 years experience
(888) 880-9595 7516 Belair Road
Baltimore, MD 21236
Divorce, Criminal, Domestic Violence and Family
Young S. Song
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Ellicott City, MD Divorce Lawyer with 20 years experience
(410) 696-2256 3201 Rogers Avenue
Suite 301
Ellicott City, MD 21043
Divorce, Bankruptcy, Business and Family
The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law
Divorce and Bankruptcy, with Dignity. Licensed in MD, VA, and DC, with offices in Ellicott City, Maryland and Annandale, Virginia.
Kevin W. Smit
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Hanover, MD Divorce Lawyer with 8 years experience
(443) 749-5111 7467 Ridge Rd
#100
Hanover, MD 21076
Divorce, Domestic Violence and Family
University of Baltimore School of Law
Garland Hall
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Glen Burnie, MD Divorce Lawyer with 11 years experience
(410) 787-0007 7420 Baltimore-Annapolis Boulevard
Glen Burnie, MD 21061
Free ConsultationDivorce, Civil Rights, Criminal and Family
Widener University, School of Law
Are you thinking about filing for divorce? Are you unsure where to turn when it comes to dealing with child custody issues or a postnuptial agreement? If so, then you can’t afford to wait for the quality care that is so completely available at the Law Office of Garland C. Hall, LLC. Here, you will be treated with the careful understanding and help that is necessary. If you need a Glen Burnie divorce lawyer, then you don’t have to search any longer. The Law Office of Garland C. Hall, LLC consists of a team of legal professionals who will make...
Adam Habibi
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Elkridge, MD Divorce Lawyer with 7 years experience
(443) 296-2570 5871 Washington Blvd
Elkridge, MD 21075
Free ConsultationDivorce, Domestic Violence, Family and Immigration
Florida Coastal School of Law
Adam Habibi, born in the State of Maryland was sworn in as an Attorney at the age of 23. Graduating cum laude from the University of Baltimore, and later from Florida Coastal School of Law, Adam was awarded the Outstanding Local Government Contribution Award from the State of Florida Bar Association in 2010. Adam held various roles as the legal negotiator for several Fortune 500 corporations to include AECOM Technology #320 and Science Application International Corporation (SAIC) #240 and Xerox #131. During his tenure with Corporate America, Adam single-handedly led the signing of several multi-million...
Kelley Spigel
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Glen Burnie, MD Divorce Attorney with 7 years experience
(410) 991-2792 7310 Ritchie Highway
Suite 401
Glen Burnie, MD 21061
Free ConsultationDivorce and Family
Kelley was born and raised in Baltimore County.

She received her undergraduate degree in Criminal Justice from Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts. Kelley returned to Baltimore and earned her law degree from the University of Baltimore School of Law. Kelley was a Rule 16 student attorney in the Family Law Clinic, where she assisted clients in protective order and divorce matters. Prior to opening her own practice, Kelley was an associate at the Law Office of Garland C. Hall in Glen Burnie. For the last 3 years, Kelley was named among the 10 best attorneys in client satisfaction by the American...
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Considering divorce?

If a person wishes to terminate his or her marriage, he or she may file for a divorce. In a divorce proceeding, the court will terminate the marriage and determine the rights and responsibilities of the divorcing parties regarding child custody, child visitation, child support and spousal support (alimony). The court will also redistribute marital assets.

Depending on where you reside and where your assets are, the division of property can be a very simple or very complex process. Disputes often arise during this phase of a divorce if the two parties disagree as to who should receive which assets or property.

Finding a divorce lawyer who is experienced and reliable can reduce your stress and help you make the best choices possible. A good divorce lawyer should be a problem solver who is skilled at negotiation and possesses a solid trial background. If both parties are open to alternative dispute resolution, such as arbitration or mediation, finding a lawyer experienced in collaborative divorce or divorce mediation would be beneficial.

Divorce lawyers also handle child custody issues, including multi-state and international child custody situations. Some divorce lawyers may be certified by their states as being family law specialists. Certification often requires that a lawyer meet certain experience and educational criteria.


Legal Custody: A parent with legal custody has the right to decide on the child's upbringing, education, and medical care. A court may grant legal custody to one parent (sole legal custody) or both parents (joint legal custody).

Separate Property: Property acquired before marriage or during the marriage as a gift or inheritance, or bought during marriage with separate property.