Strong legal advocacy for you and your family
Whether anticipating the joys of adoption or experiencing the frustrations of divorce, you want a competent, assertive attorney by your side. The Law Offices of A. Stafford Hearns, LLC zealously advocates for your rights and protect your family during all family law proceedings, including:
-Child custody and visitation
-Child support modification and enforcement
-Juvenile delinquency and dependency proceedings
-Pre- and post-nuptial agreements
Adopting a child brings happiness to families, but the biological parent's change of heart or an immigration fiasco can turn the joyous occasion into a nightmare. We assist families with the complex legal process of adoptions so you can feel secure about your childâs well-being.
Divorce should not lead to financial crises. We will help you obtain the spousal support you deserve, so you can continue to live in the conditions you and your spouse established during marriage.
Child custody and visitation:
We 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 your child. At the Law Offices of A. Stafford Hearns, LLC, we our advocate for your childâs right to a healthy, happy upbringing financial support that is divided fairly between both parents.
Child support modification and enforcement:
Child support payments remain the same unless and until the court modifies the child support order. If either the custodial or noncustodial parent experiences a significant change in circumstances, we can guide you through the proper legal procedures to modify your child support payments accordingly.
Through mediation or litigation, our divorce law firm fights for your rights to get the best possible settlement or judgment, including fair distribution of assets, division of marital home, child support payments and child custody rights.
Juvenile delinquency and dependency proceedings:
When Maryland authorities interfere with your parental rights, you need a zealous advocate who understands the bureaucratic red tape. The Law Offices of A. Stafford Hearns, LLC is skilled at maneuvering through the complex laws of Maryland to protect your parental rights.
Mediation puts the decisions in your hands, and can often provide more expedient, predictable results than trial. We are skilled negotiators who help you obtain the best possible divorce settlement.
Pre- and post-nuptial agreements:
Love can blind you to the potential for financial loss if the marriage fails.The Law Offices of A. Stafford Hearns, LLC expects the unexpected and drafts premarital agreements that protect both spouses' financial interests.