Talbot County, Maryland Family Lawyers

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 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 18 years experience
(410) 822-8822 106 N Washington St
Easton, MD 21601
Family, Business and Divorce
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.
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...
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...
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.
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
Cecile Weich
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Queen Anne's County, MD Family Law Lawyer with 60 years experience
(410) 604-1111 2927 Cox Neck Rd E
Chester, MD 21619
Family, Criminal, Divorce and Estate Planning
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
Michael-Anne T. Mundy
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Chester, MD Family Law Lawyer
(410) 643-4110 101 Chester Station Lane
Chester, MD 210619
Family
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
Dorchester County, MD Family Law Attorney with 16 years experience
(410) 901-9998 311 High St
Cambridge, MD 21613
Family, Business and Divorce
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
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
Jumoke F Oladapo
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Prince George's County, MD Family Law Lawyer with 10 years experience
(301) 533-8600 6305 Ivy Lane
Suite 605
Greenbelt, MD 20770
Family, Divorce and Immigration
University of Baltimore School of Law
You will get a personalized quality legal consultation or representation you deserve when you choose my services at Ivylaw. I am the Manging Attorney at Ivylaw Law Office, Greenbelt, Maryland. I am Passionate about helping my clients, both individuals and companies to navigate successfully through the system of U.S immigration and nationality law. My services enable my client to realize their immigration desires and intents, and help them become suceesful contributing members of the society in the United States. Being an immigrant, I know, feel and understand your immigration needs and I am commited to providing successful immigration solutions...
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.
James E Crawford Jr.
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Anne Arundel County, MD Family Law Attorney with 27 years experience
(443) 709-9999 999 Corporate Blvd. Suite 100
Linthicum, MD 21090
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...
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...
Monica L. Scherer
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Baltimore city County, MD Family Law Lawyer with 21 years experience
(800) 385-2243 201 N Charles St
26th Floor
Baltimore, MD 21201
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
Michael A. Mastracci
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Baltimore County, 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:...
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...
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...
Lisa Seltzer Becker
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Baltimore city County, 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.
Timothy E. Howie
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Anne Arundel County, 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
Mr. Jason William Cleckner Esq.
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Prince George's County, MD Family Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
(301) 789-1616 9601 Baltimore Avenue
Suite 203
College Park, MD 20740
Family, Criminal, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Syracuse University College of Law
Mr. Cleckner practices exclusively in the areas of criminal defense, traffic defense, and peace and protective order defense. He has never done anything else. Therefore, he focuses all of his extensive court experience on your case to get the best possible outcome. His wife Melanie handles all of the firm's domestic, family and divorce matters.
Neil R. Lebowitz
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Howard County, 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...
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....
Kathleen McClernan
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Saint Mary's County, MD Family Law Lawyer with 11 years experience
(240) 309-4179 22715 Washington Street, Suite 201
P. O. Box 188
Leonardtown, MD 20650
Family, Criminal, Divorce and Estate Planning
University of Baltimore
Ms. McClernan is the first female recipient of the Leadership in Law Award, Generation JD from the Daily Record in Southern Maryland. She was recognized as a Top 100 Women in Maryland in 2018. She was also previously recognized as The National Trial Lawyers Top 40 Under 40 in 2014. She currently dedicates time as a member of the Board of Directors for the Community Mediation of St. Mary's County and sits on the Ethics Commission for St. Mary's County. Ms. McClernan can be found at lunchtime working with the students of Leonardtown High School for the Mock...
Michael J. O'Shea
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Anne Arundel County, MD Family Law Lawyer with 6 years experience
(443) 749-5111 7467 Ridge Rd
#100
Hanover, MD 21076
Family, Divorce, Personal Injury and Products Liability
University of Maryland School of Law
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 Alpha honor society. Michael went on to earn his Juris Doctor from the University of Maryland School of Law.

While in law school, Michael was an Associate Editor on the University of Maryland Law Journal of Race, Religion, Gender, and Class. During law school, Michael worked for the Circuit Court for Anne Arundel County and for the Circuit Court for Howard...
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...
Michelle Davy
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Prince George's County, MD Family Law Attorney with 29 years experience
(240) 744-4636 6301 Ivy Lane
Greenbelt, MD 20770
Family, Civil Rights, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Georgetown University Law Center
We understand moms and dads and will help you. Complex and unusual cases welcome. Understanding. Experienced. Efficient. Over 21 Years Experience with all facets of Maryland Family Law for All. Child Support/Modification Uncontested Divorce Contested Divorce Child Custody/Modification Visitation/Modification Property Division Domestic Violence & Family Abuse Violation of Family Civil Rights High-Level Service with a Friendly Payment Plan:)
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....
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...
Dana Whitehead McKee
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Baltimore city County, 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...
Phillip J. Closius
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Baltimore city County, 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
K. Lynn Carter
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Anne Arundel County, MD Family Law Lawyer with 3 years experience
(443) 205-1432 1835 Forest Drive, Suite D-3
Annapolis, MD 21401
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...
Joshua Ortega
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Anne Arundel County, MD Family Law Lawyer with 6 years experience
(410) 760-6008 8023 Ritchie Highway
Suite A
Pasadena, MD 21122
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.
Alycia E Stack
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Saint Mary's County, MD Family Law Attorney with 9 years experience
(240) 309-4179 22715 Washington Street, Suite 201
PO Box 188
Leonardtown, MD 20650
Family, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Estate Planning
American University
Alycia Stack has spent her career litigating in Southern Maryland, helping families and children through times of crisis. She concentrates her practice in family law, including divorce, child custody, and adoption. She most recently represented children in the child welfare system, throughout foster care, terminations of parental rights, and adoptions as a Staff Attorney at Maryland Legal Aid. Prior to that she represented victims of domestic violence in peace and protective order proceedings. Alycia has handled over 300 peace and protective order cases and has extensive training in domestic violence, child abuse and neglect, and trauma. She is active in...
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...
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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.