Divorce Attorneys in Bowie & Crofton, Maryland
Navigating a divorce can be one of the most challenging times in a person’s life. When it comes to addressing factors such as child custody, child support, and spousal support, things can quickly turn complicated. Discover how hiring a skilled divorce attorney may help you work through them.
At the Law Office of Kari Holm Fawcett, we provide people with effective divorce strategies tailored specifically to their unique needs. With more than 40 years of combined experience as divorce attorneys, we have handled all types of cases. We understand that divorce and its effects can be intimidating, which is why we offer informed legal advice in clear, direct language — not confusing buzzwords.
We understand that your family may have complex dynamics. If you are contemplating divorce, you need to understand how it may affect your life and the lives of your children.
Contact us today to schedule a free consultation. We represent clients in Bowie and Crofton, Maryland, as well as the surrounding areas of Prince George's County, Anne Arundel County, Calvert County, Charles County, Montgomery County, and Howard County.
Types of Divorce in Maryland
The state of Maryland recognizes two different types of divorce: limited divorce and absolute divorce.
A limited divorce is similar to a court-sanction separation, meaning couples who get a limited divorce are still legally married. In a limited divorce, a couple can still address matters of child support, child custody, and spousal support. It is a smart option for spouses who are looking to spend time apart but are not yet ready to give up on their marriage.
An absolute divorce legally ends a marriage. In order to file for absolute divorce in Maryland, at least one spouse must be a Maryland resident, and the couple must have an acceptable legal reason to end the marriage. These reasons, known as “grounds,” can include:
Mutual consent (no fault)
Imprisonment for a crime
To learn more about your divorce options, or to start the process of filing for divorce, contact us today.
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Divorce Issues We Can Address
Before you file for divorce, or during the divorce process, you will be required to make many decisions that can carry lifelong consequences. At the Law Office of Kari Holm Fawcett, we can provide you with valuable information and support so that you can make educated decisions. Turn to us for knowledgeable advice on matters such as:
Property division — including divorce cases involving high-asset couples
Bankruptcy and other debt-relief issues
Other issues related to divorce
If you feel intimidated by your spouse and your spouse’s attorney, you need a strong advocate on your side. We will work tirelessly to protect your rights and help you pursue positive solutions to the problems you are facing.
Effective Divorce Strategies Tailored to Your Needs
We carefully select our family law cases to ensure that we can provide thorough legal support for your issues. We’re ready to listen to your concerns and discuss options, including limited divorce or absolute divorce, that may provide the best solutions.
For instance, many couples discover after years of marriage that they no longer agree on fundamental issues, like finances and their children's best interests. In some situations, you may benefit from writing a separation agreement. This agreement and an uncontested divorce can keep major financial, custody, and visitation decisions in your hands and minimize the court’s control over decisions that will affect your children and you for the rest of your life.
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Our team is ready to protect your best interests during a divorce. Whether your marriage is ending in an amicable or contentious manner, we are prepared to do whatever we can to help you work through it.
Reach out to us to start seeking a fresh start for you and your family. At the Law Office of Kari Holm Fawcett, we represent clients in Bowie, Crofton, and throughout Maryland. Schedule a free consultation with us today if you live in Prince George's County, Anne Arundel County, Calvert County, Charles County, Montgomery County, Howard County, or anywhere else in the surrounding area.