Understand How Maryland's Family Laws Will Affect Your Child

For most parents, nothing is more important than the relationship they have with their children. Whether you are working through divorce or disagree with your children's other parent about the best way to raise your children, it's important to understand how the law will affect your rights and options.

In any family law matter involving your children, the most important thing is protecting their best interests.

When you contact my firm — the Law Office of Fred Allentoff — I can educate you about your parental rights. I represent parents in Owings Mills and the surrounding communities in a range of family law matters, including:

  • Creating parenting plans: Child custody, joint custody, shared custody, legal custody, physical custody, visitation — it can be hard to make sense of all the terminology used in Maryland. I know the legal jargon is confusing. I can educate you about what each term means and how it may apply to your particular situation.
  • Determining child support payments: Raising children is expensive, and it is not a financial burden that either parent should be solely responsible for. I help parents understand the complexities and nuances Maryland's child support guidelines, as well as how much money they can expect to pay or receive.
  • Establishing rights for extended family and third parties: Family is bigger than moms, dads, brothers and sisters. Grandparents, aunts and uncles can also play a vital role in raising children. When a third party believes parents are unfit to raise their children, they may seek custody. Whether you are defending your rights as a parent or are a third party who is seeking custody, I can help.

Contact a Family Lawyer to Protect the Best Interests of Your Children

As a family law attorney with more than 25 years of experience, and as a parent, I understand what is at stake in legal matters involving your children. I will take the time to listen to your concerns and help protect your parental rights. Contact me to schedule an initial consultation.

My office is conveniently located one block off of Reisterstown Road, accessible by bus and within walking distance of the Owings Mills Metro station. Free parking is available. As a convenience to my clients, I accept credit cards as payment.