Owings Mills, Maryland Family Lawyers

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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Jason Ostendorf
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Owings Mills, MD 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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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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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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Jason Ostendorf
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Owings Mills, MD Family Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
(410) 356-8859 One Corporate Center Suite 400
10451 Mill Run Circle
Owings Mills, MD 21117
Family, Appeals, Divorce and Foreclosure Defense
University of Baltimore
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 divorce lawyer, stop foreclosure advocate, personal injury and appellate attorney. The law firm primarily handles cases in Baltimore, Towson, Annapolis and Owings Mills, MD. Mr. Ostendorf enjoys a niche practice as a Maryland appeals lawyer. He is among the few appellate attorneys who have had the privilege to argue before the Maryland Court of Appeals. Mr. Ostendorf also regularly provides representation in the Maryland Court of Special...
Elizabeth Anu Lawrence
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Owings Mills, MD Family Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
(410) 986-0088 90 Painters Mill Road
Suite 201
Owings Mills, MD 21117
Family, Criminal, DUI and Personal Injury
University of Baltimore School of Law
Elizabeth Anu Lawrence, Esq. is the Managing Attorney of the Law Office of Elizabeth Anu Lawrence, LLC. located in Baltimore, Maryland. She earned her Juris Doctor and LL.M at the University of Baltimore School of Law where she served as a Staff Editor for the Intellectual Property Journal. She also earned a LL.B from Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria.

She is a member of the American Bar Association (ABA), National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, The National Black Lawyers-Top 40 Under 40, American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), Baltimore City Bar Association, Maryland State Bar Association and District of Columbia Bar Association.

She...
Owings Mills, MD Family Law Lawyer with 21 years experience
(443) 394-3900 11403 Cronridge Dr
Owings Mills, MD 21117
Family and Divorce
Owings Mills, MD Family Law Attorney with 18 years experience
PO Box 472
Owings Mills, MD 21117
Family
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
Owings Mills, MD Family Law Lawyer with 15 years experience
(410) 581-0600 400 Redland Ct
Owings Mills, MD 21117
Family, Bankruptcy, Business and Divorce
Owings Mills, MD Family Law Lawyer with 24 years experience
(410) 998-2000 400 Redland Ct
Owings Mills, MD 21117
Family, Business and Divorce
Owings Mills, MD Family Law Lawyer with 22 years experience
(443) 738-1500 8 Park Center Ct
Owings Mills, MD 21117
Family, Divorce and Estate Planning
Owings Mills, MD Family Law Lawyer
(410) 844-4117 Ste 7 11419 Cronridge Dr
Owings Mills, MD 21117
Family
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.
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...
Michael J. O'Shea
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Maryland Family Law Lawyer

University of Maryland School of LawMaryland
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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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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.
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
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.
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.
C. Valerie Ibe
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Pikesville, MD Family Law Lawyer with 19 years experience
1008 Reisterstown Road
Pikesville, MD 21208
Family, Bankruptcy, Divorce and Employment
Rivers State University
The Law Offices of C. Valerie Ibe, has licenses to practice in the States of California, Maryland and New York and is equipped to help residents of these states to face the complexities of civil litigation whether in the state courts or in federal courts. The lead attorney, in addition to legal qualifications has also an MBA in Business Administration and a CPA
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.
Suzanne K. Farace
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Lutherville, MD Family Law Lawyer with 31 years experience
(410) 821-2910 1407 York Rd Ste 300
Lutherville, MD 21093
Family
University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law
Ms. Farace is a 1984 graduate of Oberlin College and a 1987 graduate of the University of Maryland School of Law, where she received the Hoffberger Clinical Law Prize. After graduating from law school, she clerked for the Honorable David Ross, Circuit Court for Baltimore City. She was admitted to the Maryland Bar in December 1987. She is an AV®-rated* lawyer and has received a score of 5/5 according to the Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™ system, which means that she has been ranked at the highest level of professional excellence and adherence to professional standards of conduct and ethics, reliability,...
Grant A. Posner
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Timonium, MD Family Law Lawyer with 10 years experience
(410) 252-0600 108 W Timonium Rd
#303
Timonium, MD 21093
Free ConsultationFamily, Business, Criminal and Personal Injury
University of Baltimore School of Law
Sheila Carol Russian
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BALTIMORE, MD Family Law Lawyer with 25 years experience
(410) 419-4289 3701 Old Court Road
Suite 10
BALTIMORE, MD 21208
Family, Arbitration & Mediation and Divorce
University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law
Adam Freiman
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Pikesville, MD Family Law Lawyer with 26 years experience
(410) 486-3500 115 McHenry Ave.
Suite B4
Pikesville, MD 21208
Family, Bankruptcy, Business and Divorce
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!
Jeffrey Michael Geller
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Towson, MD Family Law Lawyer with 22 years experience
(410) 823-8109 1 W Pennsylvania Ave
Suite 900
Towson, MD 21204
Family, Appeals, Divorce and Domestic Violence
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....
Jac E. Knust
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Columbia, MD Family Law Attorney with 46 years experience
(410) 465-8900 5513 Twin Knolls Road
Suite 220
Columbia, MD 21045
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Estate Planning
University of Baltimore School of Law and University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law
Jac E. Knust began his law practice in 1972 and practices primarily in the Central Maryland Metropolitan area. He has engaged in a general law practice for 46 years, with emphasis on family law, divorce, separation and property settlement agreements, elder law, estate planning, wills, probate, trusts, powers of attorney, health care advance directives, criminal matters, real estate, landlord/tenant, business planning, corporations, LLCs, and partnerships. He is a former Assistant State's Attorney for Howard County, a former Assistant Public Defender for Howard County. From 2014 to 2018 Jac E. Knust served as a Special Magistrate for the Circuit...
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...
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
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Young S. Song
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Ellicott City, MD Family Law Lawyer with 20 years experience
(410) 696-2256 3201 Rogers Avenue
Suite 301
Ellicott City, MD 21043
Family, Bankruptcy, Business and Divorce
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.
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.
Richard David Lebovitz
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Towson, MD Family Law Attorney with 26 years experience
(410) 828-0680 401 Washington Avenue
Suite 803
Towson, MD 21204
Family, Divorce, Estate Planning 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...
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
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...
Thanh Van Doan
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Columbia, MD Family Law Lawyer with 17 years experience
(443) 545-2121 10440 Little Patuxent Pkwy
Suite 300
Columbia, MD 21044
Family, Arbitration & Mediation, Divorce and Immigration
University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law
Van (pronounced "Vun") believes that when people retain the firm to represent them, it is our job to do just that - to represent their ideals and goals. To do this effectively, Van believes in a team approach and encourages full participation from clients. She has discovered that when people are given the opportunity to participate in the process, they have a much better understanding of what is going on and thus, are able to make better decisions.
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
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
Heather Renee McCabe
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Columbia, MD Family Law Lawyer with 21 years experience
(410) 848-6668 10211 Wincopin Circle
Suite 620
Columbia, MD 21044
Family, Divorce and Domestic Violence
The George Washington University Law School
Heather McCabe is an accomplished litigator, mediator, and parenting coordinator. She enjoys working closely with clients to help them achieve their goals for both themselves and their children. She has taught both at Georgetown University Law School and American University's Washington College of Law. She exclusively practices in the area of family law (including divorce, separation, child support, domestic violence, and child custody).
Jessica E Zadjura
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Columbia, MD Family Law Attorney with 7 years experience
10015 Old Columbia Road
Suite B-215
Columbia, MD 21046
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...
Neil R. Lebowitz
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Elkridge, MD Family Law Lawyer with 22 years experience
(410) 730-9010 8180 Lark Brown Road
Suite 201
Elkridge, MD 21075
Family, Divorce, Employment and Personal Injury
University of Maryland School of Law
At the Lebowitz Law Firm, we represent clients in the areas of employment law, family law, and personal injury.

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...
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...
Robert L.  Flanagan
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Columbia, MD Family Law Lawyer
(443) 677-8980 10440 Little Patuxent Parkway
30 Corporate Center, Suite 900
Columbia, MD 21044
Family, Business, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Cornell University
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
Neveen H. Kurtom
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Columbia, MD Family Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
(443) 741-2567 10015 Columbia Road
Suite B215
Columbia, MD 21046
Family, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Estate Planning
University of Baltimore School of Law
Julius Blattner
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Towson, MD Family Law Lawyer with 6 years experience
(410) 415-1400 100 West Pennsylvania Avenue
Suite 302
Towson, MD 21204
Free ConsultationFamily and Divorce
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!
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Owings Mills Family Legal Aid & Pro Bono Services

Women's Law Center of Maryland, Inc.
(410) 321-8761
Towson, MD


House of Ruth Domestic Violence Legal Clinic
(410) 889-7884
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.