The area of Family Law encompasses a wide range of legal matters, including, but not limited to: divorce; child custody, visitation, and support; adoption; domestic violence; and, marital property distribution. Each of these matters has their own particular nuances, which are not always evident to the pro se litigant.
DID YOU KNOW THAT IN MARYLAND:
- One can file for a limited or an absolute divorce depending on the circumstances and whether certain grounds are met, but a determination of real property only occurs in an absolute divorce;
- Married couples who do not have minor children and have resolved issues related to alimony and marital property may be able to file immediately for an absolute divorce on the grounds of mutual consent with a fully executed separation and property settlement agreement;
- Child custody, visitation, and support matters can be initiated via a complaint for divorce, or they may arise via a petition for protective order; and,
- A grandparent may file a petition for visitation of grandchildren even if the parents disagree with such visitation?
Given the perceived high cost of legal representation, many individuals elect to proceed with their Family Law matters without the assistance of an attorney, i.e. pro se. This could cost them thousands of dollars in alimony, monetary awards, and attorney's fees that they may be entitled to. Moreover, their rights with respect to their children could significantly be affected. The Maryland Rules allow for limited scope representation, which may be catered to the legal assistance you desire without retaining an attorney to fully represent you.
The Law Office of P. Hong Le, LLC offers a wide range of Family Law services regarding, but not limited to:
- Judgment enforcement
- Antenuptial (Prenuptial) Agreements
- Separation Agreements
- Limited Scope Representation
- Name change
Regardless of your age, gender, race, creed or otherwise, the Office is here to help and it encourages you to seek legal representation regarding your Family Law matters.
Your financial circumstances along with your relationship with your children could be jeopardized if you decide to proceed pro se. Why would you take a chance and put decisions affecting your life and the lives of your children in the hands of a judge whom you have never met in your life and proceed unrepresented? Schedule a consultation today!