Skilled Divorce Attorneys in Maryland
Based in Baltimore, our law firm provides personalized legal service to those considering divorce, or already involved in a divorce action. Our talented team of divorce lawyers offers big law firm ability with a friendly, small firm atmosphere.
Whether you live in Essex, Towson, or Catonsville, a decision to seek divorce is highly personal. Decisions made during divorce impact you and the life of your family for years to come.
We offer clear, supportive representation for child custody, spousal support, and other family law issues. As your life changes through divorce, our law firm supports you each step of the way with legal service focused on your life goals and desires.
Experienced legal help with divorce in Baltimore and Howard counties
Divorce help in Howard County, Ellicott City and Columbia
Divorce is an act of dissolution—it involves the analysis and division of personal property, arranging a new life, and time spent nurturing and helping children through the process. We are committed to helping you craft workable solutions that suit you and your children.
At a first meeting, our attorneys help you understand the basics of divorce in Maryland, including the following points.
- Maryland grants two types of divorce—limited and absolute divorce. A limited divorce legalizes a separation and provides for support, but does not end marriage or permit remarriage. An absolute divorce terminates marriage and settles rights and obligations of both parties, including property division. A number of grounds for divorce exist under Maryland law, including actual and constructive separation, cruelty, vicious conduct, adultery, and voluntary separation.
- Property division in divorce cases can be complicated, calling into play tax, pension, business valuation, and other issues. Marital property is all property acquired during the marriage with the exception of gifts and inheritance monies kept separate from the marital estate. If the parties cannot reach agreement, Maryland courts divide marital assets equitably but not always evenly.
- Spousal support may be awarded to either party upon consideration of the economic advantage, or disadvantage of either spouse. Maryland courts give priority to the provision of child support based on a formula that considers the gross income of each parent.
In Essex, Columbia, Catonsville—or anywhere in Maryland—amicable divorce and well-negotiated divorce agreements are less emotionally and financially costly than litigated, contentious divorce proceedings. Whether your divorce is simple or high asset, amicable or high conflict, we let you know what to anticipate and work to meet your expectations.
After deciding to dissolve your marriage, a highly personal decision becomes the business of divorce, lawyers, and sometimes the courts. In Towson, Ellicott City, or anywhere in Howard and Baltimore counties, our attorneys provide trusted, personal client service combined with highly qualified, aggressive legal representation. Count on us now—and for years to come.
For more information see:
- Child Custody
- Divorce FAQ
- Divorce laws in Maryland
- Effects of divorce on children
- Alimony laws in Maryland
The choice of divorce attorneys is yours
Any divorce lawyer can handle your case. In family law matters, do not settle for just any lawyer. If considering divorce in Baltimore or Howard counties, contact our divorce attorneys at Discepolo LLP 24 hours a day to discuss how we can help.
Located in the Inner Harbor, our law firm is easily accessible and offers on-site, validated parking.
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