Divorce Lawyer Serving Silver Spring and Other Areas in Montgomery County and throughout Maryland and Washington, D.C.
Family legal problems can directly affect your personal relationships, your financial security, and your rights. When you are facing a divorce, custody challenge, or you need advocacy in a domestic violence case, the Law Office of Dontrice Patience Hamilton can provide the sound counsel, guidance, and aggressive representation for you to successfully resolve your family legal dispute.
I provide compassionate support, sound counsel, and strategic advocacy to my clients facing divorce, custody disputes, and other family legal matters. For reliable service and legal representation, contact Dontrice Hamilton for an immediate consultation or case evaluation.
You can count on me to handle your case with understanding and compassionate support. I will provide you with the information and resources you need to feel confident as you proceed with a divorce or family dispute. With ongoing communication and a clear explanation of the legal processes you will face, I provide personalized service and guidance you can trust. Contact me for responsive and affordable legal help for a family law matter including:
- Separation agreements, divorce, child custody, and child support
- Modification of child support, child custody, and visitation orders
- Grandparent visitation
- Contempt hearings for non-payment of court-ordered child support or when a parent is denied access to children
- Name changes
- Prenuptial agreements and ante-nuptial agreements
- Protective orders and peace orders for people being victimized by domestic violence
Contested and Uncontested Maryland Divorce
I work hard to help clients reach agreement in property division, child custody, and every area where agreement is possible. Making an agreement and negotiating the terms of your divorce can minimize time and costs of court. However, agreement is not always possible. When you need an aggressive divorce attorney to take your case to court, you can count on me to be a strong advocate for your interests before the judge.
Child Custody and Child Support
Child custody and child support decisions must be made not only in cases of divorce, but also in paternity cases. You also may need to go back to court again to ask the judge for a modification of child support because of changed circumstances. If your income has substantially decreased, you can ask the court for a reduction in child support. On the other hand, if the child's needs have greatly increased, the custodial parent may make a case for an increase in support. If you have questions about Maryland child support laws and how much you may be expected to pay for a child, contact my office.
Protective Orders and Peace Orders
You deserve to be safe and secure legal protection against any abuser, stalker, or threatening spouse. If you need immediate legal help, contact me by email or call a family law attorney at 301-328-1135.
There are two steps to get a protective order. The first step is to get a temporary order from the court. This is fairly easy to obtain. The second step is to get a "permanent" order, which lasts 12 months. This is not automatic. You need a lawyer to make a strong case on your behalf. Once a permanent order has been granted, the judge will decide on living arrangements, financial support, and child custody and visitation.
Contact me to schedule a free 10 minute consultation regarding your case. I am an experienced lawyer serving individuals and families throughout Maryland and the District of Columbia in divorce and family law.