Child custody disputes are often stressful experiences for all parties involved including parents and children. In these situations, an experienced child custody attorney can help ease the tension and advocate aggressively on your behalf.
Severna Park-based Blackford & Flohr is an established law firm, specializing in Maryland child custody cases. Our experienced legal team offers personalized attention in a variety of custody cases, including:
- Custody Disputes
- Sole or Joint Custody Cases
- Visitation Rights
- Child Support Payments
- Grandparent and Third-Party Custody
If you’re going through child custody or child support negotiations, you need an advocate in your corner that will protect your parental rights. Blackford & Flohr can help you. Contact us today to discuss your case free of charge and to learn more about your legal options:
Child Custody Disputes
Child custody cases are often unexpected, but their outcomes have long-lasting consequences for all parties. Most frequently, custody cases involve negotiations for sole or joint custody, or visitation rights. These cases can be negotiated out-of-court, or, in some cases, may require the decision to be made by a family court judge.
How are child custody rights determined? Although each case is different, the main concern of the courts is the child’s “best interest.” This is difficult to determine, and it’s dependent on a variety of factors, including the emotional states of the guardians, family history, financial background, and more. During discovery, your attorney will gather information about your case to determine the best course of action for negotiations.
Maryland child custody law. In Maryland, child custody laws are complex, and they were recently updated in 2010. The child custody lawyers at Blackford & Flohr have specialized knowledge and experience working with Maryland custody law. We’ve successfully represented clients in a number of unique custody situations, and our experience can make a world of difference in your case.
Child Support Payments
Maryland has its own unique way of calculating child support payments, called the Child Support Guidelines. A number of factors are used to calculate these payments, including actual monthly income and adjusted annual income of each parent, as well as health insurance expenses, among other factors. An Blackford & Flohr attorney can help you in a number of areas, including:
- Determining child support obligation
- Child support modifications
- Ensuring child support compliance
- Child support enforcement
At Blackford & Flohr, our goal is to advocate aggressively for our clients during child support proceedings and help them reach a favorable outcome. Contact us today for a free consultation and to learn more about your legal options.
We provide litigation for clients in Anne Arundel County, Baltimore, Washington D.C., Annapolis and the surrounding areas.