Severna Park Family Attorney
For matters pertaining to divorce, child custody, alimony, child support, separation, or any other legal family issue, the experienced Severna Park family law attorneys of Frame & Frame are here to help. Our law firm was established in 1956, and since that date we have been assisting clients with divorce and all matters of family law. By working with an attorney, you ensure that your best interests are looked after throughout this process and that you come out the other side ready to carry on with your life without the other party having taken advantage of your situation.
From litigation to mediation and Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), our attorneys can assist you in all types of divorce, and will help you choose a method best suited to your specific situation. During divorce, the largest items of importance are property division, child support, child custody and visitation, and spousal support. As for property division, only marital property is divided and it is divided equitably, meaning “fairly,” due to the fact that Maryland is not a community property state and all marital property is subject to fair division according to the American Bar Association. We fight for our clients both in the courtroom and out by employing strong negotiating strategies and taking the case to a jury if necessary.
A separation agreement allows the couple to remain legally married while separated physically, which is in both parties’ interest sometimes. Custody, property division, and other divorce matters typically need to be ironed out in this separation agreement, just as they would in a divorce.
Alimony, legally referred to as spousal support, comes in many different forms and is awarded under specific circumstances. The court awards alimony by asking certain questions such as how long the marriage was, what did each party contribute to the marriage, how the lower earning spouse is and what their chances are of becoming self sufficient.
Child Custody, Visitation, and Child Support
Child support and child custody are two highly contested issues in some divorces where parents cannot come to an agreement on their own or through mediation. Child support pays for food, clothing, school supplies, toys, housing, and everything else a growing child needs, and is a vital tool for the custodial parent. Modifications can be requested by either parent if a change in circumstances has occurred, or three years have passed since the order was created or last reviewed, according to the Department of Human Services.
Child custody can be split equally, the child can live with one parent during the week and the other during the weekends, or any other number of scenarios can play out. Visitation rights can be created for non custodial parents as well.
Call a Severna Park Family Attorney Today
Working with an attorney is in your best interest when it comes to any type of family law issues such as divorce or child custody. Contact the office of Frame & Frame today to speak with one of our knowledgeable attorneys to find out more about your options.