Jeanne K. Aelion

Dedicated Attorney Helping Clients For 30 Years

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Firm Overview

Strong legal advocacy to protect your rights and interests
I founded my law firm 30 years ago to fight for the rights and interests of my clients. Today, I am just as committed to helping my clients and ensuring that their rights are protected. My name is Jeanne K. Aelion and I am here for you, whether you are involved in a divorce action, a custody dispute, need to negotiate a child custody and child support agreement, would like to establish a valid estate plan to protect your family and assets, need to probate an estate or are contesting a Will.

My goal is to provide personal, results-driven and cost-effective representation from your initial consultation until the final resolution of your case. I make sure you fully understand your legal situation and advise you of all your legal options. I want you to be able to make the most informed decisions regarding your case so you can accomplish your legal goals.

I am dedicated to winning the best possible results for my clients both in and out of the courtroom in the following types of cases:
-Family law
-Estate planning and probate
-Social Security disability

Successfully serving clients in Maryland and Washington, D.C.
Jeanne K. Aelion is admitted to the practice of law in Maryland and Washington, D.C., representing clients in both jurisdictions on a regular basis.
Main Office

Main Office
4201 Northview Drive, Suite 504
Bowie  MD  20716

Phone
  • 301.464.2763
Family
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:
-Adoption
-Alimony
-Child custody and visitation
-Child support
-Child support modification
-Divorce
-Juvenile delinquency and dependency proceedings
-Mediation
-Prenuptial agreements
-Separation agreements
-Guardianship
-Paternity
-Grandparent rights
-Property rights
-Name changes
-Step-parenting issues
-Protection from domestic violence

Adoption
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.

Alimony
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.

Child support
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.

Divorce
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
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.

Prenuptial agreements
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.

Jeanne Aelion

Admitted to practice
-District of Columbia, 1980
-Maryland, 1982

Education
-George Washington University, J.D., 1980
-Cornell University, B.A., 1977

Professional memberships
-District of Columbia Bar Association
-Anne Arundel County Bar Association
-Prince George's County Bar Association
-Maryland State Bar Association, Inc.

Biography
-Born in Paris, France
-Fluent in French and English
-President, Human Relations Commission Community Mediation Board, 1997 to 1998
-Formerly on: Bowie Education Committee, Maryland Foster Care Review Board

Areas of practice
-Family law
-Estate planning and probate
-Social Security disability
-Wills
-Collections
-Elder law
-Adult Guardianship
-Civil practice
Education
  • George Washington University
    Juris Doctorate
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