Effective Solutions for Post-Divorce Issues

When family law arrangements are made, they should reflect each party's needs and situations. As time passes, however, those needs may change or one party may fail to adhere to the agreed-upon solutions. Whether you are interested in modifying your custody or support arrangements or need help forcing your ex to comply with the arrangements, an experienced lawyer can help.

I am attorney Fred Allentoff, and I have more than 25 years of experience handling family law matters. I help parties in Owings Mills and throughout Maryland address post-divorce issues such as child custody and child support modification, as well as enforcement and contempt of family law agreements.

Do I Really Need a Lawyer to Formally Change My Custody Arrangements?

Even if you and your ex agree on modifications to your child custody arrangements, it is still important to work with an experienced family law attorney. One of the biggest mistakes people make with legal issues is trying to resolve them on their own. Quite often, one party has been dominant in the relationship, placing the other at a distinct disadvantage. Having legal representation may be necessary to level the playing field.

For example, if you lose your job, your ex may say that he or she is willing to let you skip a few child support payments while you get back on your feet. However, an unscrupulous ex may then turn around and try to get you in trouble for not paying your child support. To avoid any misunderstanding, which you will later regret, an agreement to modify a court order or prior written agreement should always be put in writing.

Working with an attorney to modify your custody or support arrangements can help prevent problems down the road.

Contact Me to Help Ensure That Your Family Law Arrangements Are Up to Date

When you contact my firm, I will work diligently to help you receive the swift, fair solutions you need.

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.