A Premier Family Law & Divorce Firm in Annapolis
Comprehensive counsel for families throughout the state of Maryland
Maryland families are as unique and complex as the laws in place to govern them. Deciding to end a marriage is an enormous decision to be handled with care and discretion. The law office of Peters & Clark, P.A. offers clients a stress-free environment in which to discuss their needs and goals. This elite Annapolis-based law firm has earned its reputation for providing the highest standard of care, and prides itself on treating clients with the dignity and professionalism their cases deserve.
Amid the chaos and uncertainty of divorce at a time when your world seems to be dissolving all around you, choosing the divorce attorney who will guide you through the difficulties is an important first step towards your new life. The skilled team of family law attorneys offers experienced and compassionate representation for clients who are facing the life-altering issues of divorce, child support and child custody, spousal support, complex asset division and post-decree modifications. The team works together for the best possible resolution for you and while keeping the best interests of your child in the forefront of everything they do. This Maryland family law team represents clients throughout the state from diverse backgrounds and levels of income. You gain the advantage of their experience, professionalism and determination to win on your behalf.
What Should You Bring to an Initial Divorce Consultation
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Family law covers a wide range of matters, which are deeply personal to those who need our services. To better serve clients throughout Maryland, the Annapolis family law attorneys of Peters & Clark, P.A. offer a range of legal services designed to create options for clients, and to guide them through the processes of:
Child Custody and Access. The attorneys’ combined 75 years of experience has been instrumental in obtaining custody and visitation arrangements and support agreements, which address the financial security and well-being of the children. Their intention is to resolve custody disputes as much as possible outside of the courtroom, while always being prepared to litigate if other options do not yield the best outcome.
Divorce. Peters & Clark, P.A. offers divorce services to traditional and same-sex couples in Annapolis and throughout the state. The end of a marriage involves both personal and financial complexities that require thoughtful, experienced representation. The attorneys assist clients with all aspects of divorce, including post-divorce modifications and those involving alimony. By taking on the legal burden of family law disputes, the attorneys allow you to focus on rebuilding your life.
Complex Property Division. The division of assets and debts can be one of the most challenging – and contested – elements of a divorce. The difficulties present in asset division can be more severe for couples who share a business or have large incomes or inheritances. Regardless of the level of complexity or acrimony, the office of Peters & Clark, P.A. puts its extensive backgrounds and experiences to work for traditional and same-sex couples in the process of complex property division.
Military Family Law. Service members face specific challenges when it comes to divorce and co-parenting considering frequent moves and multiple deployments. Knowing the proper state to file the divorce in, and using the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA) to make the divorce timeline manageable are some of the ways the lawyers guide members of the military through the divorce process. Issues such as child custody, child support, and health coverage are also important factors that might be handled differently in a military divorce. The firm’s attorneys have always focused on providing comprehensive counsel to service members and their families, rooted in a thorough understanding of the transient, unpredictable nature of active duty military service and the state and federal laws that impact military families.
Modifications. Sometimes when circumstances change significantly, you can request a modification of child custody, child support and spousal support agreements. Whether one parent wants to relocate, has lost a job or is experiencing health challenges, all of these life events can be accommodated through post-decree modifications.
Separation Agreements. An Annapolis couple may decide that a trial separation is better than a divorce. In such cases, the firm’s family law lawyers will draw up a separation agreement that includes arrangements for child support, child custody and visitation, spousal support and payment of household expenses.
The advantages of working with an Annapolis boutique family law firm
Because every family is different, every client is treated differently. Rather than applying a “one size fits all” approach to family law; cases are tailored to meet clients’ individuals needs and to achieve a fair and just resolution that ensures the well-being of each client and his or her children.
You will have access to a team of family law attorneys that have built a strong reputation for success on behalf of their clients, and for their professionalism and dedication to individualized client care. The family law team at Peters & Clark work tirelessly to obtain justice on behalf of their clients in Annapolis and throughout Maryland.
Guidance and support for family law clients
Peters & Clark, P.A., formerly the law office of Paula J. Peters, P.A., handles all manner of family law issues for clients in Anne Arundel, Prince George’s, Talbot and Queen Anne’s Counties and the Baltimore and Washington, D.C. metro areas, and throughout the state. Traditional, same-sex and military families face unique challenges – challenges which warrant attorneys with substantial experience and diverse backgrounds. The attorneys offer a team approach to managing cases that leverages a Fortune 500 business background, legislative experience with the Maryland General Assembly, skilled litigators and deep connections to the local community. You are welcome to contact the firm or call 410-921-2422 to arrange a consultation with an experienced Annapolis divorce lawyer.
John Ryan Owner, Ryan, Drewniak & Upshaw, PA
Owner, Ryan, Drewniak & Upshaw, PA