Helping Families Throughout Maryland and
Washington, D.C. with Life's Transitions
Whether you are anticipating the joys of adoption or experiencing the pain of marital conflict, I listen to your needs and help you reach solutions to your legal problems. For more than 30 years, I have provided legal services in a wide spectrum of family law matters, including:
-Child custody and visitation
-Child support modification
-Juvenile delinquency and dependency proceedings
-Protection from domestic violence
While adopting a child brings happiness to families, adoption can also result in substantial heartache when something goes wrong. I assist families with the complex legal paperwork and procedures of adoption so you can feel confident that the process is accurately handled and that your child's well-being is secure.
Getting divorced is difficult, but it should not lead to a financial crisis. I can help you establish fair and equitable spousal support, allowing you to continue to live as comfortably as before your marriage ended.
Child custody and visitation
For any parent, child custody is the most heart-wrenching aspect of divorce. I will advocate for your parental rights so you can raise your children in a fit and healthy home.
Both parents share in the responsibility of raising a child. I do everything possible to help your child receive the financial support they need for a healthy, happy upbringing.
Child support modification
Child support payments remain the same unless and until the court modifies the child support order. If either the custodial or non-custodial parent experiences a significant change in circumstances, I can guide you through the proper legal procedures to modify child support payments accordingly.
I will stand by you throughout your divorce. I obtain the best possible results in court or at the negotiation table, and I have extensive experience handling issues such as the fair distribution of assets, the division of a marital home, child support payments and child custody rights.
Juvenile delinquency and dependency proceedings
When the authorities interfere with your parent/child relationship, you need a compassionate advocate who understands the bureaucratic red tape. I am skilled at maneuvering through Maryland's complex laws to protect your parental rights and your child's future.
Mediation puts the decisions in your hands and often provides more expedient, predictable results than court trials produce. I am a skilled negotiator who can help you obtain a favorable divorce settlement.
When you marry your beloved, you may not foresee the potential problems that can lead to divorce. I expect the unexpected and draft premarital agreements that protect both spouses' interests. Having an agreement in place can alleviate some of the stress should you ever divorce.