After more than 3 quarters of a century of legal practice, the Baumohl Hamburg, Maryland family law firm has become known as a reputable company serving Howard County. We provide legal counseling for an array of family law disputes, including but not limited to divorce, alimony, child support, child custody, marital property distribution, domestic violence, and prenuptial and postnuptial agreements. The goal of our office is for every client to receive stellar service, undivided attention and utmost compassion during the challenging times of family law disputes.
Our divorce lawyers are passionate about providing top-quality legal advocacy, including courtroom representation and litigation. Our team is hired by wives, husbands, high-net worth individuals, same-sex couples, and other profile clients, because we can handle all types of contested and uncontested divorce cases, as well as additional services, such as filing, negotiating, modifying, enforcing existing agreements, and appealing. For more information on our expertise and family law services in Howard County, contact our office via online contact form or call us at (443) 940-2000 to schedule the first consultation.
Comprehensive Legal Services
Baumohl Hamburg law firm provides comprehensive legal counsel unparalleled by other law offices in the area. From beginning to case resolution, you can expect complete legal services customized to the circumstances of your case. We are highly experienced in:
First and foremost, we are here to provide 5-star advocacy. In the beginning, you will be presented with the winning strategy we have created for you, as well as an objective assessment of the outcome. Apart from conventional services, we also handle appeals, Appellate court, child support modifications, child custody modifications, adoption, document preparation, etc.
If your case has to go before the judge, we will fiercely represent you and fight for your best interests in the courtroom.
Negotiation & mediation
We are dedicated to reaching agreements outside the courtroom in the most amicable ways, such as negotiation and mediation. Our lawyers will work closely with you to find the best possible solution.
Arbitration is a form of alternative resolution of disputes, and if this type of service is the most appropriate for your case, we will competently guide you through the process until the final settlement.
Family Law Practice Areas in Howard County
Family law can be remarkably complicated and emotionally difficult for everyone involved, but family lawyers of Baumohl Hamburg are dedicated to making the process as smooth and as seamless as possible for the clients. We have been helping clients successfully deal with the difficulties of family law issues through negotiating and litigation. Unlike other law offices that focus on divorce practice area exclusively, we are specializing in a variety of family law practice areas and ensure each dispute is addressed with the same level of devotion, attention, and responsibility.
Baumohl Hamburg proudly handles these practice areas of family law:
High-assets divorce case
Marital property in high-net worth divorce cases is worth more than $1 million dollars. Compared to conventional divorce case, high-assets divorce is much more sophisticated and complex, as it involves various types of assets, like real estate properties, substantial amounts of money, complex taxes, vehicles, household belongings, bank accounts, retirement funds, bonds, debt, private businesses, investment funds, and so on. For the most part, these kinds of disputes are taken to court, where the judge will divide the property equitably before the divorce is finalized.
With stakes so big, you want to make sure your divorce lawyer is forceful and inflexible while assertively fighting for your rights. Baumohl Hamburg divorce attorneys are exceptionally proficient in high-asset marital property matters. Leveraging our broad knowledge and intrepid strategies, we will safeguard your interests and ensure you get assets that rightfully belong to you.
A divorce is marriage contract dissolution that can be finalized in as little as several weeks, or in as long as several months. The exact duration of the proceeding depends on whether the divorce is complex or simple, whether children are involved or not, and whether marital property assets are intricate and worth millions of dollars. Regardless of the issue, you should secure your future and protect yourself by hiring professional legal counselors who will guide you throughout the whole process. We will diligently and vigorously fight for your best interests in cases of contested divorce, uncontested divorce, litigated divorce, and outside the courtroom.
In Maryland, as of October 1st, 2023, “limited divorce” no longer exists, and the only type of divorce you can get is the ‘absolute divorce”. Divorce usually causes a lot of emotional disturbances and stress among all family members. This is why it is of utmost importance to find an expert divorce lawyer in Howard County who will communicate openly with you and who will confidently lead you through a myriad of legal proceedings.
In Maryland, child support guidelines have been established to ensure both parents can comfortably provide for their children. Our family law attorneys are committed to resolving child support disputes as peacefully as possible, but will also fearlessly fight in the courtroom, if the dispute cannot be settled outside the court. Our staff will work closely with you to come up with proper amounts and child support calculations.
Alimony, also known as spousal support, is financial assistance paid by one spouse to the other in order to help preserve the same living standards after the divorce. If you are facing an alimony dispute, turn to us with confidence. We are exceptionally skilled in high-net worth divorce alimony, temporary alimony, rehabilitative alimony, and permanent alimony.
Marital property division
Marital property is one of the issues that have to be resolved prior to becoming officially divorced in the state of Maryland. Marital property includes all the assets that spouses have acquired during the course of marriage, like bank accounts, real estate properties, brokerage, retirement funds, collections, etc. With the help of our advocates, we will firmly and competently negotiate the agreement outside the courtroom to get you the most favorable settlement in the most amicable way.
In child custody and visitation rights matters, our counselors will help you achieve settlements which are most suitable for you and which encourage sound relations between children and parents. We will guide you with sympathy through negotiation or courtroom litigation, whichever is needed in your case. Our child custody services involve physical custody, legal custody, joint custody, sole custody, high-asset divorce child custody, and child custody modifications.
If you want to secure a safe future with domestic agreements (prenuptial and post-nuptial agreements), do not hesitate to turn to Baumohl Hamburg law firm. We have a history of success in creating, negotiating, and enforcing prenuptial and postnuptial agreements for a brighter future for our clients.
Every type of abusive behavior against a family member is considered domestic violence. It represents a display of control and power through abuse (physical, emotional, sexual, economic, psychological, manipulation, coercive control, harassment, intimidating, stalking, isolation, basic necessities deprivation, etc.). Our law office provides all-inclusive legal services in domestic violence cases including filing charges, seeking court orders (protective orders, restraining orders, peace orders), as well as representation in court.
Please do not hesitate to contact us. We typically reply within 24 hours!
How To Choose a Good Divorce Attorney in Howard County?
Choosing the right divorce lawyer can make all the difference in crafting a better future for yourself and your family. Luckily, with just a minimal preparation you can find the right divorce attorney who will help safeguard all that you cherish. Below, we are sharing some of the essential qualities you should look for in your legal advisor:
- Specializing in divorce practice area
- Powerful court litigation
- Empathy and understanding
- Open and direct communication, with effective negotiation skills
- Active members of bar associations
- Rave reviews from former clients
We are proud to say that our proficient divorce advocates possess all of these attributes. With decades of combined experience, we have exactly what you need to accomplish your legal targets.
Locations We Serve in Howard County
Baumohl Hamburg offers legal counselling to residents of all locations listed below. If your location is not mentioned below, please contact us directly, we will be happy to assist you.
Annapolis Rock, Benson, Columbia, Cooksville, Dayton, Ellicott City, Elkridge, Fulton, Glenelg, Glenwood, Highland, Lisbon, Marriottsville North Laurel, West Friendship, Woodstock.
If your family is involved in a family law dispute you should have a highly qualified family law lawyer on your side. Baumohl Hamburg counsellors make it a priority to look out for your well-being at all times. Furthermore, we will keep you updated throughout the process, from our initial meeting to the final appearance in court. We will clearly communicate what you can realistically expect at the end of the proceeding. Our priority is to exceed your expectations and to deliver superior service.
- Specializing in high-net worth divorce and family law matters
- Over 75 years of combined experience helping people in Howard County and beyond
- Competent and strong legal advice and court representation
- Highest professional standards
- 100% client-oriented approach and responsiveness to client’s needs
- Proud members of the American Bar Association, Maryland State Bar Association, Baltimore Collaborative Divorce Professionals, and Baltimore County Bar Association
You Have Questions About Family Law? We’ve Got Answers!
1. What does ‘Contempt of court’ in family law mean?
Simply put, Contempt of Court is failure to comply with court order issued by the judge. For instance, it can be refusal to return a child as agreed in parenting plan or visitation rights, not appearing for hearings, missing child support or alimony payments, and so on. There are two types of Contempt of Court: willful (deliberate refusal to comply) and non-willful (misunderstanding) and two types of consequences: criminal contempt and civil contempt.
2. What is the amount of child support in Maryland?
In the state of Maryland, the exact amount of child support is typically determined by following the Maryland Child Support Guidelines. According to these guidelines, when deciding on the amount of child support, the court will take into account each spouse’s income, child care expenses, health insurance expenses, number of children in the family, number of overnights with each spouse, etc. However, in specific situations, the judge can also order the amount of child support to be larger or smaller than what the guidelines suggest.
3. My ex-spouse is not paying child support. What can I do?
In the instance that your ex-spouse fails to pay the child support payments they were ordered to pay, you have the option of asking the court to hold them in contempt of court. Some of the consequences of being found in contempt of court include could be imprisonment, probation, community service, etc. Furthermore, an ex-spouse’s employer can deduct money from their paycheck and pay the child support amount directly to you.
4. What is parental alienation?
Parental alienation refers to the tendency of sabotaging the relationship between the other parent and the child. This type of psychological behavior typically arises in high-conflict cases, but can also occur in other families. Most of times, parental alienation is intended and deliberate, and it can manifest in a number of different ways, for example: limiting contact between the child and another parent, lying to children, gossiping, rewarding or punishing children based on how they feel about other parent, and so on. In order to address parental alienation before it causes too much harm, it is best to turn to family law attorney who will take this matter to court.
5. What if our house goes into foreclosure during divorce proceedings?
There are lenders who would initiate the foreclosure by filing with the court, however, most of them prefer not to sell the house at a foreclosure sale. They prefer to have someone live on the property and not pay the mortgage than force someone into foreclosure. This is because when put up for foreclosure, the property would not sell for what it’s worth, and the lender would end up buying it themselves in order not to lose the money.
6. What are the steps to modify child support or child custody agreements?
In Maryland, there are two steps that need to be completed in order to modify child support or child custody agreement. The first step is to provide evidence that there have been material changes in the circumstances of the case. After the evidence has been accepted by the court, it will be analyzed in the best interest of the child.