Our primary focus at the Scales Law Group surrounds divorce and family law. We help families on the Eastern Shore surmount the legal hurdles they face in difficult times. Whether that means facilitating the legal side of a divorce or developing a plan of action to handle domestic violence, we can make sure your rights are protected.
Aggressive Legal Counsel For You And Your Family
Protection For Your Children
We have significant experience working on child custody and support issues. Often parents disagree and decide to retain attorneys to work out the details. Sometimes the best way to work out custodial responsibility issues with the opposing party is with a strong legal advocate, who is prepared to fight for your legal interests. In recent years, the concept of a traditional family has undergone a dramatic change, and we understand the importance of safeguarding your most important relationships. With this in mind, we also offer experienced legal representation in matters such as grandparents rights, guardianship and adoption In some situations, retaining a lawyer and filing for a protective order is the only way to stay safe.
How Long Will A Divorce Take?
In Maryland uncontested divorces usually take two to three months, after filing in our experience, and contested divorces can take up to eighteen months. Even so, the legal side of a divorce can consume a great deal of time before a resolution is reached. We understand that your time is important and that the financial strain of litigation can be crippling. When you meet with your attorney, we will strive to give you realistic expectations about the legal process and the time and money involved in litigation your case.
Understanding The Costs
It’s also important to have a good understanding about the costs associated with any legal matter. From basics like attorney fees and court costs to potential child support and property division, we can give you an assessment based on years of experience.
If you are in the midst of divorce and need legal help, schedule a meeting with Scales Law Group.
Domestic Violence/Protective Orders
Domestic violence is never acceptable. When matters that involve abuse arise — whether you have been abused or have been accused of abuse — it is imperative to get legal help.