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National statistics reveal that about 40 to 50 percent of married couples in the United States divorce. Divorce is challenging and affects all aspects of your life—your children, your finances and your property.
The Law Office of Wilson and Forrest has a comprehensive understanding of divorce law and the experience to handle the simpliest uncontested and most complex and contentious divorce matters. Our goal is to navigate our clients through this challenging process while protecting your interests and preserving your peace of mind.
Child Custody is the most litigated and emotional family law issue. Maryland law looks at the "best interest" of the child standard when deciding child custody and visitation matters. The Court considers various factors when making this determination.
The Law Office of Wilson and Forrest assist our clients in protecting your custody and/or visitation rights and your child's best interests.
Child Support is for the benefit of the child(ren) and both parents have a legal obligation to provide financial support. Maryland courts use the child support guidelines which provide a formula for calculating child support based on a proportion of each parent's gross income.
The Law Office of Wilson and Forrest assist our clients in obtaining the child support arrangement that you and your child(ren) deserve. Additionally, if circumstances have changed which warrant a modification of a pre-existing child support order, we assist clients in seeking an increase or decrease in your monthly support amount.
Of all family law issues, the most complex issue is property distribution. Maryland is an equitable distribution state. Thus, although the courts can't transfer title to some marital property, it will value each party's interest therein and determine the portion which each party is entitled to.
The Law Office of Wilson and Forrest assist our clients in understanding Maryland's property division laws and aid our clients in receiving the portion of the property they deserve.
Alimony is a court ordered legal obligation to provide financial support to ones spouse before or after marital separation or divorce. The purpose of alimony is to provide an opportunity for the recipient spouse to transition into being self-supporting and/or to maintain the standard of living each spouse became accustomed to during the marriage.
The Law Office of Wilson and Forrest assist our clients in gaining a better understanding of the factors considered by the courts in alimony cases and obtaining alimony in those instances where it is justified.
The National Domestic Violence Hotline defines abuse as "a pattern of behaviors used by one partner to maintain power and control over another partner in an intimate relationship". It can occur in various forms: physical, psychological, emotional, verbal, sexual, or economical.
The Law Office of Wilson and Forrest has zero tolerance for any form of domestic violence. We assist clients whom are victims of abuse or have been wrongfully accused of committing abuse protect their rights to safety, security, and fairness.
If you are in imminent danger, call 9-1-1 immediately for help. Otherwise, contact one of the directories linked below to receive assistance and support.
The Law Office of Wilson and Forrest has helped many couples resolve their marital disputes and dissolve their parternships through one of the following methods:
The Law Office of Wilson and Forrest has helped many parents and/or other interested parties resolve their child custody issues in various courts throughout Maryland. These include:
The Law Office of Wilson and Forrest has helped many parents and/or custodians resolve their child support issues in one of the following ways:
The Law Office of Wilson and Forrest helps our clients understand the distinction between marital and non-marital property and assist you in protecting your interests to the following property:
The Law Office of Wilson and Forrest assist our clients in obtaining one the following types of alimony:
We also defend against claims for alimony which are not warranted.