Divorce and Child Custody Lawyer in Severn, MD

Helping Anne Arundel County Families through Divorce Proceedings

Millions of couples struggle to accept that their marriage is no longer working. Though divorce may be a painful process, sometimes it’s the best option for married couples who are no longer happy. Frequent arguments can be hard on parents and their children, and divorce can facilitate a more peaceful home environment. If you are contemplating divorce, but are unsure of how to go about it, consider contacting the Law Offices of William Trevillian, P.A. Our Severn family attorneys have more than 25 years of experience helping clients handle the intricacies of divorce and child custody.

Divorce Considerations

The divorce process is more complicated than most people realize. An experienced family attorney can help you and your spouse reach an amicable agreement when it comes to the following considerations.

  • Separation: Before you and your spouse can file for an absolute divorce, you may need to negotiate a separation agreement. A separation agreement outlines property division and child custody while you and your spouse are separated, and can later be incorporated into the divorce decree.
  • Property Settlement: During the divorce proceedings, both spouses will need to determine what is marital property and what is each spouse’s individual property. Legal counsel can help a divorcing couple reach a fair agreement.
  • Spousal Support: After the divorce, the primary breadwinner of the marriage may need to make regular payments to the other spouse. This allows the spouse with the lesser income to maintain his or her quality of life.

Child Custody Issues

Determining child custody is an emotionally and logistically challenging process. Here are a few aspects of child custody that an attorney can help sort out.

  • Negotiating Custody: Divorcing parents may opt for joint custody, which allows them to split time with their children equally. One parent may be awarded sole custody based on a number of factors, including the parent’s income and lifestyle.
  • Child Support: Financial negotiations can be very complicated. The non-custodial parent may need to pay child support to help cover expenses associated with clothes, healthcare, food, and education.
  • Visitation: Once the matter of custody is settled, the parents might discuss a visitation schedule. Visitation makes it possible for the child and non-custodial parent to spend time with each other regularly.

For help making sense of matters related to divorce and child custody, turn to the Severn family lawyers at the Law Offices of William Trevillian, P.A. You can call our Severn office at (410) 761-2430 to set up an initial consultation.

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