Caroline County, Maryland Family Lawyers

Jennifer Ward Treff
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Caroline County, MD Family Law Lawyer with 26 years experience
(410) 479-2800 109 South Second Street
Denton, MD 21629
Family, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Estate Planning
Caroline County, MD Family Law Lawyer with 25 years experience
(410) 479-2800 109 S 2nd St
Denton, MD 21629
Family, Divorce and Real Estate
Kathleen Duckett McCann
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Queen Anne's County, MD Family Law Attorney with 22 years experience
(410) 827-5622 160 Shields Ln
Queenstown, MD 21658
Family, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Estate Planning
University of Baltimore
Ms. McCann earned her B.A. degree in psychology from the University of Maryland Baltimore County in 1979. She graduated the University of Baltimore School of Law Magna Cum Laude in December of 1996 and was admitted to the Maryland Bar in June of 1997. She was a member of the University of Baltimore Law Review and the Heuisler Honor Society. After earning her law degree, Ms. McCann became associated with the Baltimore firm of Ober, Kaler, Grimes and Shriver. From there, she entered solo practice in Annapolis, Maryland. In 2001, she joined the...
Crystal Sewak Richard
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Queen Anne's County, MD Family Law Attorney with 12 years experience
(410) 758-0877 124 N. Commerce St.
Centreville, MD 21617
Family, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Estate Planning
The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law
Nevin Lawrence Young
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Queen Anne's County, MD Family Law Attorney with 14 years experience
(410) 710-9622 109 Rabbit Hill Road
Church Hill, MD 21623
Family, Divorce, Estate Planning and Real Estate
The George Washington University Law School
Nevin Young practiced with an Annapolis law firm for 10 years before founding Burlington & Young, LLP, along with his partner Elizabeth Burlington. He has tried hundreds of cases in the State of Maryland and looks forward to discussing your case with you. Burlington & Young, LLP, has offices in both Annapolis and Church Hill, Maryland, in order to better serve its clients. Call now for a free telephone consultation.
Talbot County, MD Family Law Attorney with 20 years experience
(410) 822-1988 16 S Washington St
Easton, MD 21601
Family, Criminal, DUI and Divorce
Talbot County, MD Family Law Attorney with 26 years experience
(410) 819-8747 11 S Washington St
Easton, MD 21601
Family, Collections and Divorce
Talbot County, MD Family Law Attorney with 18 years experience
(410) 822-8822 106 N Washington St
Easton, MD 21601
Family, Business and Divorce
Queen Anne's County, MD Family Law Attorney with 20 years experience
(410) 758-9841 203 N Commerce St
Centreville, MD 21617
Family, Arbitration & Mediation, Divorce and Estate Planning
Queen Anne's County, MD Family Law Lawyer with 16 years experience
(410) 758-6745 103 N Liberty St
Centreville, MD 21617
Family and Divorce
Robert Siegel
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(410) 760-9433 7310 Ritchie Highway
Suite 910
Glen Burnie, MD 21061
Anne Arundel County, MD Family Law Lawyer with 20 years experience
Family, Bankruptcy, Criminal and DUI
University of Baltimore School of Law
Robert A. Siegel is a life-long Maryland resident having grown up in Montgomery County. Robert graduated from the University of Maryland with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting. Soon thereafter, Robert passed the CPA exam and gained valuable experience working at a Fortune 500 Company. Not satisfied with a desk job, Robert went back to school to fulfill his childhood dream of becoming a courtroom lawyer. In 1998, Robert graduated Cum Laude from the University of Baltimore School of Law and passed the Bar. The next year, Robert was admitted to practice in the...
Sandra V. Guzman-Salvado
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(301) 340-1911 1997 Annapolis Exchange Pkwy
Ste 300
Annapolis, MD 21401
Anne Arundel County, MD Family Law Attorney with 15 years experience
Family and Divorce
University of Baltimore School of Law
Sandra Guzma- Salvado is a bi-lingual family law attorney, mediator, Best Interest Attorney for Children, and Parent Coordinator.

Sandra represents individuals in cases involving child custody, divorce, child support, and access in Maryland. She is often appointed to represent children in contested custody matters.

Legal disputes may be resolved through negotiation, litigation, mediation, or collaborative practice.

Sandra's focus has always been family law because it is what she finds most rewarding. It is an area of law where her patience, reflective listening skills, and ability to sympathize is helpful.
Jason T. Fowler
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Calvert County, MD Family Law Attorney with 4 years experience
(301) 799-5529 35 Duke Street
PO Box 2709
Prince Frederick, MD 20678
Free ConsultationFamily, Business, Divorce and Estate Planning
Georgetown University Law Center and St. Thomas University School of Law
Jason Fowler attended Georgetown University Law Center and St. Thomas University, School of Law for his JD. Jason received a MBA during his time in law school. Upon graduation in 2014, Jason pursued a LLM Degree in Tax at Georgetown University Law Center and later graduated in 2015. Jason was selected to be commencement speaker at his graduation. Jason was admitted to practice in the State of Maryland in 2014. Jason was admitted to practice law in the District of Columbia in 2017. He is a member of the Tax, Estate Planning, and Business Sections of the Maryland Bar Association....
Evan M. Koslow
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Anne Arundel County, MD Family Law Attorney with 8 years experience
(443) 482-5141 420 Chinquapin Round Road
Suite 203
Annapolis, MD 21401
Family, Divorce and Domestic Violence
University of Baltimore School of Law
Evan Koslow is an experienced family law and civil litigation trial attorney who has spent nearly ten years building a career in the legal profession, which includes working in federal and state governments, as well as in the private sector. Before joining an Annapolis family law firm, Evan served as the Judicial Law Clerk for the Honorable Julia B. Weatherly in the Circuit Court for Prince George's County. The clerkship with Judge Weatherly afforded Evan the opportunity to participate directly in the judicial decision-making process and gain firsthand insight into factors and evidence judges find persuasive. Evan received...
Tara Frame
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Queen Anne's County, MD Family Law Attorney with 24 years experience
(410) 643-2202 721 Main Street, Suite 100
Stevensville, MD 21666
Family, Estate Planning, Personal Injury and Probate
University of Baltimore School of Law
I provide families with peace of mind by creating and implementing customized estate plans based on the person's and family's unique circumstances and needs, including wills, powers of attorney, trusts, and deeds.
When a loved one dies, I handle all aspects of the probate and estate administration process so the family doesn't have to.
Patrick Joseph Crawford
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Anne Arundel County, MD Family Law Attorney with 17 years experience
(410) 216-7905 170 West Street
Annapolis, MD 21401
Family and Divorce
University of Notre Dame
Patrick is not like other family law attorneys. Patrick has a boutique legal practice in which he provides high-quality service to a small number of clients. His practice is small, and that is how he likes it. He is the only attorney in his office. Having a small practice allows Patrick to provide a highly personalized service in which he gets to know each client and delivers representation that is tailored to achieve that client’s unique goals. He is aggressive while also being careful to avoid wasteful efforts and strategies that usually serve only to increase the client’s legal fees....
Nancy Weller
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Anne Arundel County, MD Family Law Lawyer with 31 years experience
(410) 263-3660 22 1/2 West Street
Annapolis, MD 21401
Family, Arbitration & Mediation, Divorce and Estate Planning
University of Baltimore School of Law
I help people separate and divorce with dignity outside of court through mediation, collaborative practice, and legal coaching. I believe families can continue to be families after divorce.
Darlene Powell
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Prince George's County, MD Family Law Attorney with 33 years experience
(301) 464-6260 16701 Melford Boulevard
Suite 400
Bowie, MD 20715
Family, Criminal, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Harvard Law School and University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law
General practice law firm serving clients in Prince George's County, Maryland and surrounding Maryland counties.
Richard S. Granat
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Anne Arundel County, MD Family Law Lawyer with 53 years experience
(561) 622-9971 1125 West Street
Suite 200
Annapolis, MD 21401
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce and Estate Planning
Columbia School of Law, Columbia University
I run a virtual law firm in Maryland for pro se litigants in family law. I am the author of "How to Do Your Own Divorce in Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia," and "Divorce: A Do-It-Yourself Manual For Marylanders," I am committed to the concept of the low cost divorce - the divorce that doesn't break your bank.

I was previous Co-Chair of the ELawyering Task Force of the Law Practice Management Section of the American Bar Association, whose mission is to help lawyers deliver legal affordable legal services over the Internet to clients of...
Tamara Fowler
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Calvert County, MD Family Law Attorney
(301) 799-5529 35 Duke Street,
P.O. Box 2709
Prince Frederick, MD 20678
Free ConsultationFamily and Arbitration & Mediation
St. Thomas University School of Law
Choosing a family lawyer is one of the most important decisions you will ever make. Nothing matters more than family matters. Your Family Lawyer must have character, emotional range and most important of all, the right temperament. You are looking for an attorney who has the litigation, mediation and accounting skills to win, but you also need an ally you can trust. When you have both, you can feel confident at every turn and every step of the way.
Jessica E Zadjura
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Anne Arundel County, MD Family Law Attorney with 8 years experience
1910 Towne Centre Boulevard
Suite 250
Annapolis, MD 21401
Free ConsultationFamily and Estate Planning
University of Baltimore School of Law
Jessica Zadjura was born and lived in Prince George's County until graduating high school and then relocated to Anne Arundel County where she currently resides. She has been active in the Howard County Women's Bar Association for the past 4 years, serving on the executive board for the past 3 years. Jessica believes in giving back to the community. She volunteers her time by participating in Wills for Heroes, a pro bono program created after September 11, 2001 to provide first responders and their families with essential estate planning documents. She also volunteers one day a month at the family...
Joseph Robert Laumann
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Anne Arundel County, MD Family Law Lawyer with 21 years experience
(410) 216-9822 1160 Spa Rd, Ste 3C
Annapolis, MD 21403
Free ConsultationFamily, Criminal, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Admitted to Practice: Maryland: June 1998 Wisconsin: May 1999 District of Columbia: May 2000 Attorney Laumann was born and raised in Wisconsin, graduating from Palmyra Eagle High in 1987. In 1992, Attorney Laumann graduated from the University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh with a B.S. in Criminal Justice and Political Science. After attending The Thomas Cooley Law School in Lansing, Michigan, Attorney Laumann moved to Maryland in 1997, where he began the Law Office of Joseph Laumann in June 1998.
Erin Michael McCormack
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Wicomico County, MD Family Law Attorney with 14 years experience
(443) 742-8330 119 West Main Street
Suite 101
Salisbury, MD 21801
Family, Business, Criminal and Divorce
University of Baltimore School of Law
Erin Michael McCormack provides a wide range of legal services to clients throughout the Eastern Shore of Maryland with his case load centered in Worcester, Wicomico, Dorchester and Somerset Counties. As a former Assistant State's Attorney and Law Clerk in Worcester County, Mr. McCormack possesses a unique insight into the judicial process facing individuals that find themselves before the Court. Since entering private practice, Mr. McCormack has primarily devoted his time to the areas of criminal defense, traffic matters (DUI/DWI) and civil litigation (business & contract disputes, professional negligence, etc.). Despite those concentrations, he also handles a...
Valerie E Anias
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Anne Arundel County, MD Family Law Lawyer
(410) 919-1790 20 Ridgely Avenue
Suite 204
Annapolis, MD 21401
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Landlord Tenant
University of Baltimore School of Law
Valerie E. Anias is a founding member of ERA Law Group, LLC. She leads the family law, estate litigation, and mediation sections of the firm’s practice in Annapolis, Maryland. Val brings compassion, understanding, and thoroughness to the table when taking on a case. She is passionate about assisting underrepresented individuals and advocates for her clients irrespective of their gender, race, sexual orientation, family status, etc. Whether the issue involves a child custody dispute, divorce, adoption, or conflicts in an Estate, Val’s approach provides her clients with top notch legal representation and ensures that her clients’ rights...
Dawn Merino
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Anne Arundel County, MD Family Law Attorney with 27 years experience
(410) 768-6733 105 Padfield Boulevard
Glen Burnie, MD 21061
Family, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Dawn Merino has been providing legal services and mediation to the people of Glen Burnie, Maryland, and the surrounding areas for over twenty years. Specializing in family law, Dawn’s clients remain grateful for her assistance during the most difficult phase of their lives. We offer legal services and mediation for matters including divorce, separation, child custody, and domestic violence.
Garland Hall
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Anne Arundel County, MD Family Law Lawyer with 11 years experience
(410) 787-0007 7420 Baltimore-Annapolis Boulevard
Glen Burnie, MD 21061
Free ConsultationFamily, Civil Rights, Criminal and Divorce
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...
Randall S Herriott
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Prince George's County, MD Family Law Attorney with 20 years experience
(301) 383-1525 17251 Melford Boulevard
Suite 108
Bowie, MD 20715
Family and Divorce
University of Baltimore School of Law
Randall S. Herriott is a founding member and partner at the firm of Reinstein, Glackin, Patterson & Herriott, LLC. Randy concentrates his practice in the area of Family Law. Mr. Herriott is well known for successfully representing clients in matters involving the issues of divorce, custody and visitation, child support, alimony, property distribution and domestic violence. In 2008, Mr. Herriott successfully litigated numerous cases involving parties who were seeking the legal and physical custody of their children. In his practice, Mr. Herriott has also successfully litigated several third-party custody actions, where non-parent relatives were granted custody of their minor child relatives. Mr....
K. Lynn Carter
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Wicomico County, MD Family Law Lawyer with 3 years experience
(443) 205-1432 124 East Market Street
Salisbury, MD 21801
Family, Divorce, Estate Planning and Real Estate
Charlotte School of Law
Lynn attended Law School in Charlotte, North Carolina and graduated in December 2015. While in school, Lynn served as a judicial intern to the Honorable Albert Diaz in the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, the Honorable Wanda G. Bryant in the North Carolina State Court of Appeals, and the Honorable Robert C. Conrad in the United States District Court for the Western District of North Carolina. In addition to her judicial internships, Lynn interned with the Senior Vice President and Regional Legal Counsel for Balfour Beatty Construction-the 3rd largest builder in the country. Lynn also took...
Philip Dales III
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Anne Arundel County, MD Family Law Attorney with 45 years experience
(410) 263-0200 113 Cathedral St.
Annapolis, MD 21401
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Personal Injury
University of Miami School of Law and University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law
Mr. Dales is a Cornell University graduate who received his law degrees from the University of Maryland and the University of Miami. He is a solo practitioner located in Annapolis, Maryland.

The firm offers hands-on direct lawyer to client personal service and access. We have been to all of local county courts and have helped clients with a wide variety of problems from personal injuries arising as a result of a defective product, vehicular or boating collision, fall, bite, or health care error as examples, to real estate issues over property lines, title defects, easements, transferable development options, to divorce...
Jenna L Forman Clothier
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Anne Arundel County, MD Family Law Lawyer with 4 years experience
(410) 878-7230 802 Landmark Dr Suite 111
Glen Burnie, MD 21061
Family, DUI and Immigration
University of Baltimore School of Law
Jenna Forman Clothier worked as a law clerk for The Law Office of Alan S. Forman, LLC while attending law school in the evening at the University of Baltimore School of Law. Upon admission to the Bar in Maryland in December 2014, Jenna continued to work at The Law Office of Alan S. Forman as an Associate. Jenna was admitted to the Maryland Bar in December 2014. Her practice includes family law, adoption, and immigration. In 2005, Jenna graduated from the School of Hotel Administration at Cornell University with a Bachelor of Science. She continued...
Richard Trunnell
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Anne Arundel County, MD Family Law Lawyer with 31 years experience
(410) 721-7169 2101 Defense Hwy
Crofton, MD 21114
Family, Criminal, DUI and Divorce
University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law
Are you searching for reliable help from an attorney in Crofton? You have come to the right place! At Trunnell Law, you can have confidence that your case rests in reliable and dedicated hands. Attorney Richard R. Trunnell obtained his Juris Doctorate from the University of Maryland School of Law. Prior to that, he received his Bachelor of Arts degree at Gettysburg College. He is a member of the Maryland State Bar, the Pennsylvania State Bar, and the United States District Court for the District of Maryland. Attorney Matthew D. Skipper attended Grove City College, where he obtained his Bachelor...
Kelley Spigel
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Anne Arundel County, MD Family Law Attorney with 7 years experience
(410) 991-2792 7310 Ritchie Highway
Suite 401
Glen Burnie, MD 21061
Free ConsultationFamily and Divorce
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...
Diana Valle
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Anne Arundel County, MD Family Law Attorney
(301) 340-1911 1997 Annapolis Exchange Pkwy
Ste 300
Annapolis, MD 21401
Family, Bankruptcy and Foreclosure Defense
American University Washington College of Law and University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law
Diana Valle offers a comprehensive, individually tailored approach to legal representation. Every client is assessed not only to analyze the correct legal course and strategy but to offer general ancillary assistance on other issues. For example, a client with a bankruptcy problem may also need tax assistance, while a client who is in foreclosure may need a bankruptcy.

Ms. Valle's interest in the law stemmed from her sense of justice and fair play for all. The challenges of learning the law coupled with her passion for justice peaked Ms. Valle's interest in pursuing a legal career. Ms....
Joseph Harvey Lamore
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Anne Arundel County, MD Family Law Attorney with 24 years experience
(410) 760-4100 1415 Madison Park Dr
Glen Burnie, MD 21061
Family, Criminal, Divorce and Personal Injury
University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law
Joseph H. LaMore, Jr. is a former Assistant State's Attorney for Anne Arundel County and an honors graduate from the University of Maryland School of Law, with vast experience before all Maryland State and Federal Courts. He has been named to the Top 100 Trial Lawyers by the National Trial Lawyers association, named to the "SuperLawyers" list as published by Baltimore Magazine, and named a "Leading Lawyer" for Anne Arundel County, as published in What's Up? Annapolis Maganzine. Mr. LaMore provides representation in all Criminal Matters, Auto Accidents, Personal Injury, Wrongful Death and Family Law. He has been admitted to...
Mr. Paul Reinstein
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Prince George's County, MD Family Law Lawyer with 39 years experience
(301) 383-1525 17251 Melford Blvd.
Suite 108
Bowie, MD 20715
Family
The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law
Paul J. Reinstein is a partner at the firm of Reinstein, Glackin, Patterson & Herriott, LLC. Mr. Reinstein is widely recognized by his clients and peers as one of the premier domestic law attorneys in the Washington Metropolitan area. Mr. Reinstein has been named by publications including Washingtonian Magazine, Washington D.C. Super Lawyers, and the Washington Post, as one of the top family law practitioners in the Washington Metropolitan Area. In February, 2009, Mr. Reinstein was named one of the 88 top divorce lawyers in the entire Washington Metropolitan area. Most recently, Mr. Reinstein was named a one of...
Keith Krissoff
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Anne Arundel County, MD Family Law Attorney with 39 years experience
(443) 808-0255 137 Mitchells Chance Road, Suite 300
Edgewater, MD 21037
Family, Criminal, DUI and Personal Injury
University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law
Michelle Barnes
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Dorchester County, MD Family Law Lawyer with 26 years experience
(410) 463-6296 505 Maryland Ave
Cambridge, MD 21613
Family, Criminal, Divorce and Domestic Violence
University of Baltimore School of Law
Heavyweight Experience in YOUR corner. Michelle has 25 years experience in the courtroom. As a twice elected State's Attorney, 8 years as the Division Chief for the Maryland Attorney General's Office specializing in criminal and environmental matters, and 12 years as a successful criminal defense attorney, Michelle is the one to have in your corner. Michelle practices all over the Eastern Shore of Maryland, as well as Anne Arundel, Prince George's, Baltimore City, and Baltimore Counties, as well as surrounding locations. Offices are based in Cambridge, MD but she can arrange meeting and trial prep rooms...
Darlene Cocco-Adams
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Calvert County, MD Family Law Attorney with 15 years experience
(410) 326-7151 P.O. Box # 684
Lusby, MD 20657
Family, Business and Criminal
Rutgers University - Camden
Stephen A. Drazin
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Baltimore County, MD Family Law Lawyer with 25 years experience
(410) 730-6536 9 Center Place
Second Floor
Dundalk, MD 21222
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Estate Planning
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...
Holland C Brownley
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Queen Anne's County, MD Family Law Lawyer with 10 years experience
(410) 643-4727 105 Cockey Lane
Stevensville, MD 21666
Free ConsultationFamily, Criminal, Divorce and Domestic Violence
The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law
We are a general practice firm in Stevensville, conveniently located less than 2 miles from the Bay Bridge. We represent Mid Shore and Anne Arundel County residents in the areas of criminal, civil and family practice.
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Dealing with family law issues?

Family law generally concerns domestic relations and family-related matters such as marriage, civil unions, domestic partnerships, adoptions, paternity, guardianships, domestic abuse, surrogacy, child custody, child abduction, the dissolution of marriage and associated issues. Each state has its own set of family laws, and traveling across state borders can sometimes affect your rights and those of your family.

Contrary to popular belief, seeking the advice of a family law attorney does not necessarily mean that something is amiss in your family. A family law attorney can help negotiate prenuptial/premarital agreements for clients in anticipation of marriage or advise same-sex couples on relevant legal issues affecting their relationship. They also can help with adoption proceedings and other procedures involving children.

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