We understand that family law matters often involve very emotional life events: a divorce, an adoption, a custody dispute, etc. These matters also will be changing the lives of everyone involved and can be a source of fear and anxiety. We are respectful of this fact, and we provide you with any information you may need and are available to answer any question that you might have. We handle a variety of family law matters, including:
We are familiar with the stress and disruption that is part of the divorce process. We keep you informed every step of the way and will outline what the process will look like, and what you can expect. We work to protect your assets and, if applicable, incorporate a custody agreement that is favorable to all parties. We are skilled negotiators who will strive to come to a settlement agreement without a protracted court battle, but our attorneys are skilled litigators who would fight aggressively in the courtroom if needed.
A separation agreement can help to formalize the situation of a married couple who no longer resides in the same residence, yet has not divorced, and wants a formal agreement outlining who is responsible for shared rights and obligations, such as paying mortgage/bills, childcare, and other duties.
Child custody can often be an incredibly charged legal process. For parents who are going through the divorce process or parents who never married, the thought of losing precious time with a child can be anxiety-provoking. We are with you every step of this process, explaining the legalities and fighting for an agreement that preserves your parental relationship. We always focus on the best interests of the children.
Following a divorce or separation, financial support arrangements are common. These can involve spousal support, child support, or both. We will break down the state guidelines and requirements regarding support, answer any questions you may have, and ensure that you do not enter any agreement which does not adequately protect your interests.
Life circumstances change frequently. Job transfers, remarriage, deployment, and many other common occurrences can cause an agreement which worked for both parties at the time of the divorce or separation to become outdated or inapplicable. We will represent you in modifying your original agreement to best fit your current circumstances.
Divorce and separation can be incredibly turbulent. Sadly, this can be a very risky time for victims of domestic violence. We have experience handling family law matters where domestic violence is involved and will take every measure available to make sure you and your children have access to the resources you need to be safe and protected.
Children who the state of Maryland believes may be in danger of abuse or neglect within the home are designated as Children In Need of Assistance (CINA). If a child is removed from the home, a Shelter Care Hearing will be held to determine whether the child returns home or to "shelter care." Next, at an Adjudicatory Hearing, the court will decide whether the facts alleged are true. At this point, the court may order a Disposition Hearing, during which the court will make the ultimate determination as to the CINA status of a child. We represent parents in all of these matters.
For all of your family law needs, the attorneys at Kamrad and Associates will make sure your case is handled with the compassion and expertise you deserve. They will stand by your side every step of the way.