Family law matters can be daunting for those involved in it. Issues ranging from adoption to divorce could severely alter the course of one’s life, create serious financial and emotional stress, and substantially impair one’s relationship with his or her children. Divorce and divorce related Fidelity Law Firm will assist you during your time of need by being responsive to your inquiries, presenting creative and thoughtful solutions to your concerns, informing you of the applicable laws, and aggressively representing you in Court.
Divorce & Separation
A divorce can have a substantial and long-term effect on your finances, property rights and your relationship with your children (child custody and child support). Therefore, it is critical that you retain an attorney to advise you as to your rights and interests. Fidelity Law Firm will assist you with this decision making process and seek to resolve your case through mediation and/or litigation.
This includes addressing military retirement benefits and processing service for deployed military personnel.
International Divorce: We can handle divorces that include unique challenges in identifying, valuing, and distributing community and separate property located in countries outside of the US, as well as international treaties that govern child custody determinations, collection of child support, and enforcement of judgments.
Divorce Resolved Through Alternative Dispute Resolution
Most divorce cases are settled out of court using a form of alternative dispute resolution, such as mediation, arbitration, collaborative divorce, or cooperative divorce. All forms require successful negotiation skills and strategy.
High Conflict Divorce Litigation
Most divorce cases are resolved by agreement between the parties. But some are not. For high conflict cases or cases that go to trial, it is critical for the law firm you hire to have experienced, proven divorce litigators. Our firm has successfully litigated numerous divorce cases and approaches each case as though it is headed for litigation.
Child Custody Disputes
Often, the most difficult part of a divorce is determining how custody of the couple’s children should be arranged. Attorneys must provide zealous representation, while remaining aware of the delicacy of the situation. At the Fidelity Law Firm, we have a wealth of experience dealing with custody disputes with the knowledge and sensitivity clients should expect.
Fidelity Law Firm can assist you in establishing child support payments based upon financial information, the child custody arrangement and the visitation schedule. When determining child support a Court will do what it believes is in the child’s best interests. Further, a Court will consider the mandatory child support guideline’s when calculating child support payments.
The child custody arrangement plays a crucial role in determining the amount of child support to be paid. Typically, a parent that is awarded sole physical custody will receive more child support than a parent that shares custody through a joint physical custody arrangement.
Divorces can be very difficult, both legally and emotionally. Out team at Fidelity Law Firm can help you to negotiate a fair property settlement with your spouse in the event of a divorce. If no settlement can be reached, our experienced attorneys can provide zealous representation in the courts.
Complex Property and Debt Distribution Issues
This includes cases involving community or separate property interests in family businesses, privately held companies, partnerships, stock options and other executive compensation arrangements, professional practices, unique investment vehicles, collectibles, spousal support (alimony payments), and debt division.
Protective & Restraining Orders
Protective and/or restraining orders are issued to protect individuals that have been abused and/or threatened by another. The order, issued by a court, requires an individual to stay away from the victim for a period of time. Fidelity Law Firm can assist you with the filing of a Petition for a Protective Order. This includes advising you as to the process, drafting all paperwork to be filed with the court and appearing in court on your behalf.
Fidelity Law Firm also represents individuals who have had a Petition for a Protective Order filed against them. There are many ways to fight these cases successfully. Further, it is also possible for the parties to reach an agreement without having to have a trial.
Estate Planning: It can be difficult when you lose a loved one, but a bit of advanced planning can make matters far easier for your family. Our experienced attorneys can help you to come up with a will that meets your needs and reflects your desires for your assets. We can also help you to prepare other important documents, such as powers of attorney and living wills, to assist your family should you become incapacitated.
When a loved one passes away, there are many administrative matters that need to be taken care of. The estate may have debts that need to be paid as soon as possible, or there may be assets which need to be distributed. Whether the deceased left a will or died intestate, Fidelity Law Firm can help to guide you through the probate process.
Please visit us at Fidelity Law Firm, 6305 Ivy Lane, Suite 101, Greenbelt, MD 20770. Or give us a call at 301-242-5590.