Essex, Maryland Family Lawyers

Jason Ostendorf
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Maryland Family Law 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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Michael J. O'Shea
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Maryland Family Law Lawyer

University of Maryland School of LawMaryland
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Fredric Gary Antenberg
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Maryland Family Law Lawyer with 45 years experience

University of BaltimoreMaryland and U.S. Supreme Court
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Timothy E. Howie
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Maryland Family Law Lawyer with 30 years experience

University of North Carolina School of LawMaryland, District of Columbia and Virginia
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Essex, MD Family Law Lawyer with 18 years experience
(301) 860-1505 11 Box Cir
Essex, MD 21221
Family and Divorce
Chad Edward Cos
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Rosedale, MD Family Law Attorney with 20 years experience
(410) 780-0328 9303 Philadelphia Rd
Rosedale, MD 21237
Family, Bankruptcy, Business and Divorce
University of Maryland - Baltimore
Monica L. Scherer
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Towson , MD Family Law Lawyer with 21 years experience
(410) 385-2225 One Pennsylvania Avenue, #905
Towson , MD 21204
Free ConsultationFamily, Appeals and Divorce
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
Lisa Seltzer Becker
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Baltimore, MD Family Law Lawyer with 22 years experience
300 E Lombard St
Suite #2010
Baltimore, MD 21202
Family, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Education
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.
Dana Whitehead McKee
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Baltimore, MD Family Law Attorney with 34 years experience
(410) 962-1030 120 E.Baltimore St
Suite 1700
Baltimore, MD 21202
Family, Business, Divorce 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...
Joshua Ortega
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Baltimore, MD Family Law Lawyer with 5 years experience
(410) 760-6008 231 E. Baltimore Street
Suite 1102
Baltimore, MD 21202
Family, Criminal and Personal Injury
Charlotte School of law
Attorney Joshua T. Ortega has dedicated his career to protecting the rights of others in the face of complicated legal situations. Mr. Ortega has experience in a wide range of criminal and civil matters - including criminal and civil defense, family law, and personal injury cases. Mr. Ortega's most valuable asset, which sets him apart as an attorney, is his dedication to the needs of his clients. As a zealous advocate, Mr. Ortega gives his clients a powerful voice in and out of the courtroom.
Phillip J. Closius
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Baltimore, MD Family Law Lawyer with 43 years experience
(800) 385-2243 201 N Charles St
26th Floor
Baltimore, MD 21201
Free ConsultationFamily, Appeals, Business and Criminal
Columbia University
Leanne Lauenstein
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Baltimore, MD Family Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
(800) 385-2243 201 N Charles St
26th Floor
Baltimore, MD 21201
Free ConsultationFamily, Criminal, Divorce and Domestic Violence
University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law and University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law
Adam Thomas Sampson
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Baltimore, MD Family Law Attorney with 21 years experience
(410) 685-3810 118 W. Mulberry Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
Family, Appeals, Business and Estate Planning
University of Baltimore School of Law
Mr. Sampson has an active law practice. The firm is a general trial and appellate practice in state and federal courts, focusing on complex civil litigation, commercial/business, land use/zoning, defamation, personal injury, product liability, civil rights, constitutional, and criminal law. A newspaper article outlining Adam's recent trial success, entitled "Baltimore Security Firms Wins Coverage Dispute" can be found at http://bit.ly/Vh3L6. In addition to practicing law, Adam serves the Circuit Court of Baltimore County as an appointed mediator, serves his community by appointment to the Baltimore County Planning Board, and serves his colleagues as a member of the...
Stephen A. Drazin
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Dundalk, 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...
Kevin W. Smit
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Experienced & Dedicated Lawyer! Fighting for Families!

I provide legal knowledge and skill to help those with family law matters. I am dedicated to vigorously advocating for your family’s rights and interests! Visit my website for information. Read More »
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Monica L. Scherer
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Free Consultation! Dedicated Maryland Family Law Attorney! Call for Help!

I provide vast experience in domestic 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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Steven D. Silverman
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Baltimore, MD Family Law Attorney with 28 years experience
(800) 385-2243 201 N Charles St
26th Floor
Baltimore, MD 21201
Free ConsultationFamily, Appeals, Arbitration & Mediation and Domestic Violence
University of Baltimore School of Law
Gabriel Moreno
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Baltimore, MD Family Law Lawyer with 7 years experience
1800 N. Charles St.
810
Baltimore, MD 21201
Family, Divorce, Immigration and Landlord Tenant
Josephia Elease Georgetta Rouse
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Baltimore, MD Family Law Lawyer with 5 years experience
(410) 366-6664 1537 Light Street
Baltimore, MD 21230
Family, Estate Planning, Personal Injury and Probate
Charlotte School of Law
Nicole M. Whitaker
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Towson, MD Family Law Lawyer
(410) 207-9272 The Royston Building
102 W. Pennsylvania Ave, Suite 208
Towson, MD 21204
Family, Estate Planning and Immigration
University of Baltimore School of Law
Nicole M. Whitaker, owner of Whitaker Legal, LLC, is also an adjunct professor at the University of Baltimore School of Law where she teaches Legal Analysis, Research and Writing. Ms. Whitaker splits her time between the Towson, Maryland and Tampa, Florida offices. After living in Madrid, Spain, Ms. Whitaker speaks Spanish fluently. In her free time, she teaches English as a Second Language for the Community College of Baltimore County.
Scott Hannon
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Baltimore, MD Family Law Attorney with 11 years experience
(410) 635-4750 256 S. Highland Ave.
Baltimore, MD 21224
Free ConsultationFamily, Criminal and Divorce
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. ...
Joseph Pelham Lawrence Esquire
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Baltimore, MD Family Law Attorney with 14 years experience
(443) 244-3012 3907 Eastern Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21224
Family, Business, Divorce and Domestic Violence
University of Baltimore School of Law
Mala Malhotra-Ortiz
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Baltimore, MD Family Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
(410) 988-3030 9407 Harford Road
Baltimore, MD 21234
Family, Arbitration & Mediation and Divorce
Robert Eugene Ness
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Baltimore, MD Family Law Attorney with 20 years experience
(410) 685-0713 217 North Charles St. 2nd Floor
Baltimore, MD 21201
Free ConsultationFamily, Criminal, Divorce and Domestic Violence
University of Baltimore School of Law
Shauntese Curry Trye
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Baltimore, MD Family Law Attorney with 16 years experience
(410) 685-5342 200 E Lexington St
Baltimore, MD 21202
Family
Lesley Atkinson
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Baltimore, MD Family Law Attorney with 16 years experience
(888) 880-9595 7516 Belair Road
Baltimore, MD 21236
Family, Criminal, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Paul Mark Sandler
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Baltimore, MD Family Law Attorney with 47 years experience
(410) 539-7611 36 S Charles St
Suite 2000
Baltimore, MD 21201
Family, Criminal, DUI and Divorce
Robert Siegel
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(410) 760-9433 7310 Ritchie Highway
Suite 910
Glen Burnie, MD 21061
Glen Burnie, 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...
Thomas George Harrison
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Bel Air, MD Family Law Attorney with 22 years experience
(410) 420-7888 30 E Pennsylvania Ave
Bel Air, MD 21014
Family, Bankruptcy, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Villa Julie College and Widener University Delaware School of Law
Graduated from Villa Julie College in 1992 with a Bachelor of Science degree in pre-law/paralegal studies. I attended Widener University of Law in Wilmington, Delaware in 1992 and graduated in 1995.

I was admitted to the MD Bar and Fed. Bar for the U.S Federal Court for the District of MD in 1996, and was employed as an associate attorney with the firm of Charles E. Chlan & Assoc. from 1988 until 2002. In 2002, I left Charles E. Chlan & Assoc. to start my own solo law practice in Bel Air, MD.

My primary area of concentration is in...
Michael A. Mastracci
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Baltimore, MD Family Law Attorney with 29 years experience
(410) 869-3400 614 Edmondson Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21228
Family, Criminal and DUI
University of Baltimore School of Law
ABOUT MIKE
Present or Past Member of:
2014 - Appointed to the Baltimore County Bar Association's Bench - Bar Committee
2013-2014 Appointed to The Maryland Court Process Committee of the Commission on Child Custody Decision Making.
Maryland Trial Lawyers Association, Maryland Association for Justice, Maryland Criminal Defense Association
Maryland Collaborative Law Association, Inc., International Association of Collaborative Professionals, Maryland Collaborative Practice Council, Howard County Collaborative Professionals, Inc., Baltimore Collaborative Divorce Professionals
Biography: Founder and President, The Child Access Center, 1998-1999
2010 President of the Maryland Collaborative Law Association
Author of Award Winning and Highly Acclaimed Book: Stop Fighting Over the Kids: Resolving Day-to-Day Custody Conflict in Divorce Situations
ISLN:...
James E Crawford Jr.
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Baltimore, MD Family Law Attorney with 26 years experience
(443) 709-9999 1435 Sulphur Spring Rd
Baltimore, MD 21227
Free ConsultationFamily, Criminal, Divorce and Domestic Violence
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...
Tara Frame
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Pasadena, MD Family Law Attorney with 24 years experience
(410) 255-0373 8562 Fort Smallwood Rd
Pasadena, MD 21122
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.
Gerard F. Miles Jr.
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Hunt Valley, MD Family Law Attorney with 14 years experience
(443) 589-0150 11350 McCormick Rd
Suite 905 Executive Plaza III
Hunt Valley, MD 21031
Family, Business, Criminal and Divorce
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...
Sharareh B. Hoidra
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Pikesville, MD Family Law Attorney with 6 years experience
(443) 660-7513 1777 Reisterstown Rd.
Ste. 385
Pikesville, MD 21208
Family, DUI, Immigration and Personal Injury
University of Baltimore School of Law
Jenna L Forman Clothier
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Glen Burnie, 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...
Katherine Kole Thompson
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Bel Air, MD Family Law Lawyer with 25 years experience
(410) 838-0004 1318 East Churchville Road
Bel Air, MD 21014
Family, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Personal Injury
University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law
Katherine Kole Thompson has been a resident of Harford County for her entire life. Katie graduated cum laude and as a Scholar of the College from Boston College in 1990 with degrees in biology and psychology. While at Boston College, she competed on the varsity swimming team and completed the Boston Marathon in 1990. Katie graduated from the University of Maryland School of Law in 1993 and was admitted to the Maryland Bar that same year. While attending law school full-time, Katie was a student attorney representing juvenile offenders, served as associate editor for The Business Lawyer Law Journal, and...
Allyson Brooke Goldscher
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Stevenson, MD Family Law Attorney with 9 years experience
(410) 602-9522 P.O. Box 555
Suite 201
Stevenson, MD 21153
Family, Divorce and Domestic Violence
University of Baltimore School of Law
Allyson Brooke Goldscher is a practicing lawyer based in Baltimore, Maryland who started the Law Offices of Allyson G. Goldscher LLC. Her firm focuses mainly on family law litigation, which include divorce and separation, child custody, child support, child visitation/parenting agreements, alimony, domestic violence, adoption, pre-nuptial and post-nuptial agreements.
Gerard Miles
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Hunt Valley, MD Family Law Attorney with 41 years experience
(443) 589-0150 11350 McCormick Road
Suite 905 Executive Plaza III
Hunt Valley, MD 21031
Free ConsultationFamily, Arbitration & Mediation, Divorce and Estate Planning
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.
Michael J. O'Shea
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Hanover, MD Family Law Lawyer
(443) 749-5111 7467 Ridge Rd
#100
Hanover, MD 21076
Family, Divorce, Personal Injury and Products Liability
University of Maryland School of Law
Timothy E. Howie
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Hanover, MD Family Law Lawyer with 30 years experience
(443) 749-5111 7467 Ridge Rd
#100
Hanover, MD 21076
Family, Divorce and Personal Injury
University of North Carolina School of Law
Nancy S. Caplan Esquire
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Towson, MD Family Law Attorney
(410) 296-2190 744 Dulaney Valley Rd
#1
Towson, MD 21204
Family, Arbitration & Mediation and Divorce
New York Law School
Garland Hall
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Glen Burnie, 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...
Hasson Barnes
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Baltimore, MD Family Law Attorney with 12 years experience
(443) 423-0548 1330 Smith Ave
Suite 200
Baltimore, MD 21209
Family, Arbitration & Mediation, Business and Divorce
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.
David M. Goldman
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Baltimore, MD Family Law Attorney with 19 years experience
(410) 205-4830 600 Reisterstown Road
Suite605
Baltimore, MD 21208
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce, Elder and Estate Planning
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.
Kevin W. Smit
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Hanover, MD Family Law Lawyer with 8 years experience
(443) 749-5111 7467 Ridge Rd
#100
Hanover, MD 21076
Family, Divorce and Domestic Violence
University of Baltimore School of Law
Kathleen Mary Wobber
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Towson, MD Family Law Lawyer with 26 years experience
(410) 832-1800 406 E Joppa Rd
Towson, MD 21286
Free ConsultationFamily, Arbitration & Mediation, Divorce and Domestic Violence
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...
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Essex Family Legal Aid & Pro Bono Services

House of Ruth Domestic Violence Legal Clinic
(410) 889-7884
Baltimore, MD


Legal Aid Bureau, Inc.
(410) 539-5340
Baltimore, MD

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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.

Family law attorneys often do represent clients seeking a divorce, annulment or legal separation, and the complicated issues that can arise as a result. Although domestic abuse is a criminal offense, some family law attorneys are skilled at handling these situations, as they are often entangled with other family law issues.

Some jurisdictions certify lawyers as family law specialists, which means these attorneys have met the certifying body's minimum requirements for education, experience, and examination.


No-Fault Proceeding: A civil case in which parties may resolve their dispute without a formal finding of error or fault.

Paternity Suit: A lawsuit to determine the father of a child whose parents were not married when the child was born.