Whiteford, Maryland Family Lawyers
Maryland Family Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
Experienced & Dedicated Lawyer! Fighting for Families!
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...
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.
Maryland Family Law Lawyer
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Attorney Hill focuses his practice on personal injury, wills, estates & trusts, debt collection, breach of contract cases, traffic, DUI, criminal, family and landlord & tenant law.
When a loved one dies, I handle all aspects of the probate and estate administration process so the family doesn't have to.
Maryland Family Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
- (800) 385-2243
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Columbia, MD 21045
University of Baltimore School of Law and University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law
• 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
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.
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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...
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...
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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.
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