fAMILY lAW ATTORNEY IN COLLEGE PARK, MARYLAND
Dealing with family matters can be overwhelming, emotional, and stressful for everyone involved. Whether you're struggling with reaching a child custody or support agreement with your ex, or simply need representation throughout your divorce, we will be there to help you through it all, from beginning to end. We also have experience with related business and immigration matters, so schedule a consultation today.
D.M. Harris, Esquire
Attorney at Law
I have helped families through their matters for almost as long as I have been an attorney. My first pro bono case was family law, and I immediately fell in love with being able to guide people through the process to a happier tomorrow. Your future often relies on the outcome of your case, and I understand that. I will use my extensive knowledge, experience, and compassion to help you seek the most favorable solution possible. Family law matters can often make emotions run high, so my team and I strive to support our clients in any way that we can to make them feel as comfortable as possible throughout the process.MORE ABOUT D.M.
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"Excellent representation and service from Ms. Harris and her staff. Questions were answered thoroughly and promptly and their management of my case was efficient and considerate of my stance on the issues at hand. She was always very professional even when faced with a difficult opposing counsel."
"D.M. Harris is an exceptional attorney. Exceeded all my expectations. I highly recommend her for anything she can help you with. Thanks!"
"Ms. Harris has represented me in several cases. Many times more than one case at a time. She is thorough and cares about her clients. I never thought I would need a lawyer in my lifetime, but I'm thankful that my experience with her has been an amazingly positive one."
family law in maryland
An absolute divorce is a permanent end to a marriage in which a party must set forth grounds for the divorce. As of October 1, 2023, the grounds for divorce in Maryland include Mutual Consent, 6-months Separation (even if the parties remain under the same roof), and Irreconcilable Differences.
Maryland no longer has "limited divorce."
Both parents are held responsible for providing financial support for their children. That combined amount is then divided between the parties and the parent who has the least amount of overnights pays their obligation to the custodial parent (or the parent with whom the child(ren) spend the most overnights).
It is important to educate one's self about how child support works in Maryland.
When parents disagree as to where a child should live, primarily or otherwise, they can seek court intervention for a decision. Maryland courts decide what is known as custodial access by taking in the evidence presented during trial and assessing the case in the best interest of the child. In cases that are especially contentious, either or both parties may request that the court order an assessment from a neutral court evaluator.
When You Don't Know Where to Begin, We'll Be There to Guide You
No one gets married expecting to get a divorce from their spouse, which is why family law can be such a difficult field. Because tensions are running high, you don't need just an attorney, you need a support system. If you live in College Park, or elsewhere in Maryland, reach out today for compassionate representation and guidance.
We have extensive experience with any family law matters, including divorce, child support, child custody, guardianship, separation agreements, and property settlements. We serve people throughout the area including the counties of Anne Arundel, Prince George's, Montgomery, Charles, Howard, Baltimore and Baltimore City.
Our clients compliment us on the smooth process and our thorough and effective representation. If you are going through a divorce or other family legal matters, we are the team to turn to. We also represent people throughout the state on matters that may be related to their family matter, including business law and immigration law.
Based in College Park, Maryland, our office represents people in the communities of Bethesda, Rockville, Silver Spring, Upper Marlboro, Largo, Annapolis, Waldorf, La Plata, Columbia, Baltimore, and everywhere in between. Don't wait until it's too late, contact our office today to schedule a consultation by calling or filling out the brief form at the bottom of this page.