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Family Law

Full-service family law firm in Annapolis
Whether anticipating the joys of adoption or experiencing the frustrations of divorce, you need a competent, assertive Maryland attorney by your side when facing important family issues. The lawyers at Mark W. Howes, LLC zealously advocate for your rights and provide protection for your family during all family law proceedings, including:

  • Adoption
  • Alimony
  • Child custody and visitation
  • Child support
  • Child support modification and enforcement
  • Divorce
  • Juvenile delinquency and dependency proceedings
  • Mediation
  • Pre- and post-nuptial agreements

Adoption
Adopting a child brings happiness to families — but a biological parent’s change of heart or an immigration fiasco can turn the joyous occasion into a nightmare.  We assist with the complex legal process of adoption so you can feel secure about your child’s well-being.

Alimony
Divorce should not lead to a financial crisis. We will help you obtain the spousal support you deserve, so you can continue to live as you did during the marriage.

Child custody and visitation
Our divorce attorneys advocate for your parental rights so you can raise your children in a fit and healthy home.

Child support
Parents share the responsibility of raising their child. We advocate for a fair division of financial support between the parents so that the child can have a healthy, happy upbringing.

Child support modification and enforcement
Child support payments do not change unless the court modifies the child support order. If either you or the other parent experiences a significant change in circumstances, we can guide you through the proper legal procedures to modify your child support payments accordingly.

Divorce
Through mediation or litigation, our divorce law firm fights for your rights to get the best possible settlement or judgment — including your fair share of assets, division of the 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 how to cut the bureaucratic red tape.  We are skilled at maneuvering through the complex laws of Maryland to protect your parental rights.

Mediation
Mediation puts the decisions in your hands, and can often provide more expedient, predictable results than trial. We can 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. We expect the unexpected and draft agreements that protect both spouses’ financial interests.

Contact the zealous Annapolis family law attorneys
Call us at 410-266-1041 or contact us online to schedule an appointment with a family law attorney.