Howard County, Maryland Family Lawyers
Maryland Family Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
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Columbia, MD 21045
University of Baltimore School of Law and University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law
Maple Lawn, MD 20759
American University Washington College of Law
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.
We will listen to you. We will explain the law to you and the options available to you. And we will advocate for you.
We are firm believers in what we call "advocacy with integrity." This principle applies to our dealings with both clients and third parties alike. When communicating with a client, we discuss all of the issues in the client’s case in a straightforward and respectful way, taking time to explain the positive and negative aspects of...
Columbia, MD 21046
University of Baltimore School of Law
Experienced & Dedicated Lawyer! Fighting for Families!
- Family Law (Divorce, Adoption, Child Custody & Visitation, Alimony and Child Support)
- Civil Litigation
- Construction Law
- Land Use & Zoning
- Real Estate Litigation
Founder & Principal Attorney, Fred L. Coover, is committed to the advancement of the legal profession and is active in local, state and national bar associations and attorney organizations, including the following:
- Appointed to Maryland State Bar Association Ethics Committee
- Vice Chairman on Executive Council of Maryland State Bar Association Fee Dispute Committee
- Appointed Member of Howard County Adult Public...
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
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...
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.
When a loved one dies, I handle all aspects of the probate and estate administration process so the family doesn't have to.
I obtained an award of 50% joint physical custody and decision making authority for a father--exactly what he wanted.
I litigated a motion and won a judgment for a mother that she is able to keep primary custody of her special needs daughter.
Through my contract writing, a cyber security...
• Maryland Divorce and Separation law
• Pre and Postnuptial Agreements
• Separation and Property Settlement Agreements
• 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
Family Lawyers in Nearby Cities
Howard County Family Legal Aid & Pro Bono Services
Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service, Inc.
Bar Association of Baltimore City Legal Services to the Elderly Program
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.
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