Parkton, Maryland Family Lawyers

Leanne Lauenstein
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Maryland Family Law Lawyer with 13 years experience

Ms. Lauenstein’s practice focuses on divorce and separation, child custody, visitation, division of marital property, alimony, child support, paternity, adoptions, prenuptial and postnuptial agreements, domestic... 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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Kevin S. Deltrove
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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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Michael J. O'Shea
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Maryland Family Law Lawyer

Michael was raised in Calvert County. He graduated from DeMatha Catholic High School and went on to earn his Bachelor of Arts from Loyola College in Maryland, where he graduated cum laude and was a member of the Pi Sigma... Read More »
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Hampstead, MD Family Law Lawyer with 28 years experience
(410) 239-4323 4110 Black Rock Rd
Hampstead, MD 21074
Family, Business and Divorce
White Hall, MD Family Law Lawyer
(443) 798-0950 5075 Norrisville Rd
White Hall, MD 21161
Family
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...
Thomas George Harrison
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Bel Air, MD Family Law Attorney with 23 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...
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
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
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.
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.
Kerri Bloom Cohen
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Towson, MD Family Law Lawyer with 17 years experience
(410) 657-2515 606 Baltimore Avenue
Suite 407
Towson, MD 21204
Family, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Estate Planning
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...
Nancy S. Caplan Esquire
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Towson, MD Family Law Attorney
(410) 296-2190 744 Dulaney Valley Rd
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Towson, MD 21204
Family, Arbitration & Mediation and Divorce
New York Law School
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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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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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!
Allyson Brooke Goldscher
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Stevenson, MD Family Law Attorney with 10 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.
Mr. Paul A. Capriolo
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Westminster, MD Family Law Lawyer with 34 years experience
(410) 871-3091 196 East Main Street
Westminster, MD 21157
Free ConsultationFamily, Criminal, Divorce and Estate Planning
The Catholic University of America
Paul Capriolo has been practicing law for over 30 years. He resides in Carroll County Maryland and practices primarily in his home County of Carroll and also in the neighboring Counties of Howard and Baltimore. In addition to being a lawyer, Paul is a Family Law mediator and conducts both private mediation and Court ordered mediation in his role as a mediator appointed by the Judges of the Circuit Court for Carroll County Maryland. In 2014, Paul Capriolo merged his practice with Cynthia Hatten Unglesbee and we now provide more comprehensive services for the benefit of our clients.
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...
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...
Rene E.B. Tywang
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Towson, MD Family Law Attorney with 10 years experience
(410) 583-8800 300 E. Joppa Rd.
Suite 305
Towson, MD 21286
Family, Criminal and DUI
University of Baltimore School of Law
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...
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.
Ross Albers
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Westminster, MD Family Law Lawyer with 9 years experience
(443) 821-0035 15 E Main Street
Suite 225
Westminster, MD 21157
Free ConsultationFamily, Criminal, DUI and Personal Injury
University of Baltimore School of Law
Westminster attorney Ross W. Albers is a criminal defense attorney, DUI attorney, juvenile delinquency attorney, personal injury attorney, traffic ticket attorney, divorce attorney, child custody attorney, and general practice and litigation attorney in Carroll County, Maryland. He litigates cases in the circuit, district and federal courts of Maryland. Westminster attorney Ross W. Albers graduated from the University of Baltimore School of Law. He earned a concentration in criminal practice and was an editor on the Law Review. While attending law school, Westminster attorney Ross W. Albers worked for Travelers Insurance as an insurance adjuster. He...
Fredric Gary Antenberg
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Compassionate and experienced family law representation. Free consultation!

I’m an experienced Baltimore family law attorney and I represent clients in all types of family law cases. My practice includes simple and complex divorces, spousal support, child support, and child custody. Read More »
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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
Christy McFaul Saunders
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Westminster, MD Family Law Lawyer with 30 years experience
(443) 289-9235 231 E. Main St
Westminster, MD 21157
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce and Domestic Violence
University of Maryland - Baltimore
Christy McFaul Saunders, a 1988 Graduate of the University of Maryland, began her career as a judicial law clerk in Baltimore and by 1990 was an Assistant State’s Attorney for Carroll County, serving the county for the next five years. In her role as ADA for Carroll County she tried a variety of cases to include DUI, child abuse, and homicide.

From 1995-1996, Christy served as the District Court Division Supervisor for Frederick County and was a member of the homicide team. In 1996, she joined Hickman, Ulsch & Honiker and quickly rose to partner in 1997 creating Ulsch, McFaul Saunders and...
Cynthia Hatten Unglesbee
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Westminster, MD Family Law Attorney with 19 years experience
(410) 871-1700 196 E Main St
Westminster, MD 21157
Free ConsultationFamily, Arbitration & Mediation, Divorce and Estate Planning
University of Baltimore School of Law
I have recently joined with Paul Capriolo to better serve my clients in the areas of Family Law, Mediation, Divorce, Child Custody and Child Support, Criminal and DUI Defense, Wills and Estate Planning and Estate Administration, and Personal Injury cases. I have over 15 years of experience and Paul has over 30 years of experience in the above listed areas of the law.
Dawn S. Veltman
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Bel Air, MD Family Law Attorney with 12 years experience
(443) 400-5248 9 W. Courtland St.
Suite 102
Bel Air, MD 21014
Family, Divorce and Personal Injury
Georgetown University Law Center
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
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...
Christina Marlow
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Westminster, MD Family Law Lawyer
(410) 871-4490 One Court Place
Westminster, MD 21157
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Estate Planning
Marlow Law, LLC is a client-centered law firm, and prides itself on client satisfaction. Our mission is to provide our clients with prompt and effective legal representation, handling client needs with integrity, honesty, and diligence. We understand that the circumstances surrounding your need for an attorney can be stressful. Let Marlow Law, LLC serve as your dependable, personable, and compassionate advocate.

Contact us today to schedule your free, 30 minute initial consultation.

Christina Marlow graduated, Magna Cum Laude, from McDaniel College in 2008 with a B.A. in Psychology and Sociology, a concentration in Criminal Justice, and a minor in Spanish. Ms. Marlow...
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
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....
Richard Kevin Scott
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Towson, MD Family Law Attorney with 19 years experience
(410) 337-5291 40 W Chesapeake Ave
Suite 506
Towson, MD 21204
Family, Criminal, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Wake Forest University 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
Marie-Yves Nadine Jean-Baptiste
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Towson, MD Family Law Lawyer with 1 year experience
(443) 707-8692 401 Washington Avenue, Suite 802
Towson, MD 21204
Family, Estate Planning, Probate and Tax
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,...
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!
Cynthia Batchelder
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Towson, MD Family Law Lawyer with 23 years experience
(410) 357-1422 502 Baltimore Ave.
Towson, MD 21204
Family and Divorce
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.
Dianne Moorehead Hughes
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Bel Air, MD Family Law Lawyer with 25 years experience
(410) 838-1300 5 S. Hickory Avenue
Bel Air, MD 21014
Family, Bankruptcy and Estate Planning
University of Baltimore School of Law
At the office of Dianne Moorehead Hughes, Attorney at Law, we help people resolve legal issues, repair their finances, prepare for the future and manage life's transitions. We help with debt relief, estate planning, probate, family law and more.

We bring experience, skill and professionalism to every case, and we bring personal attention and dedication to every client. We understand the issues you are facing, and we treat you with respect and compassion. When we represent you, our goal is always to put you in a stronger position for the long term.
Stanley E. Protokowicz Jr.
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Bel Air, MD Family Law Lawyer with 39 years experience
(410) 803-1839 112 W. Pennsylvania Avenue
Suite 301
Bel Air, MD 21014
Family, Divorce and Estate Planning
Mercer University Walter F. George School of Law
Craig Patrick Ward
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Towson, MD Family Law Attorney with 20 years experience
(410) 823-1800 102 W Pennsylvania Ave
Towson, MD 21204
Family, Criminal, Divorce and Domestic Violence
University of Baltimore
Judith Marie Hamilton
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Towson, MD Family Law Attorney with 24 years experience
(410) 825-7890 403 Allegheny Ave
Towson, MD 21204
Family, Bankruptcy, Business and Divorce
David D Nowak
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Towson, MD Family Law Attorney with 10 years experience
(443) 470-9071 300 E. Joppa Rd.
Suite 303
Towson, MD 21286
Family, Appeals, Business and Criminal
David was born and raised in Baltimore. He attended Calvert Hall College High School and Graduated from Towson University with a B.A. in International Studies. After spending over 5 years as a Securities Analyst for a Fortune 500 Financial Firm, he attended the University of Baltimore School of Law. During law school David was a student attorney for three semesters with the University's Family Law Clinic. There, he argued cases for economically disadvantaged clients in the District Court, Circuit Court, and the Court of Special Appeals. David also participated in a campaign to reform Maryland's Domestic Violence laws, and was...
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Parkton Family Legal Aid & Pro Bono Services

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


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