Family Law Attorney Annapolis - Top Maryland Divorce and Adoption Lawyer

Maryland Family Law AttorneyDedicated to Helping Families With Skilled Legal Representation

Over 45 Years Combined Experience

The Law Offices of Corrie A. Boulay, consist of an experienced family law attorney team in Maryland. Our legal team provides skilled representation to those facing divorce, child custody, alimony, adoption, and military family law issues. We also represent clients in a select group of criminal offenses, including DWI/DUI and traffic violations.

We are skilled litigators who aggressively pursue our clients’ interests. However, we are also able to effectively seek solutions to legal matters through alternative dispute resolution methods. Every client faces unique challenges and we offer tailored legal representation to address any legal matter.

Our legal team handles all types of family law cases

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  • Absolute and limited divorce in Maryland
  • Separation agreements
  • Division of marital property such as homes, retirement accounts and other assets and debts
  • Child custody and visitation arrangements to protect your parent-child relationship and the best interests of your children
  • Post-divorce modifications such as changes to child support, visitation and custody
  • Stepparent and private adoptions

Family Law Attorney ServicesWe fight for you!


Our family law attorney team specializes in the two types of divorce available in Maryland – limited and absolute. With the exception of domestic violence, adultery, or mutual consent grounds, Maryland requires a one-year separation period before divorce. You may choose a limited divorce during this required waiting period, before moving onto a final, absolute divorce to terminate your marriage.

Marital Separation Agreements

Marital separation agreements are an alternative to litigated divorce proceedings. Our family law attorneys can negotiate and draft an agreement that allow parties to resolve issues such as child custody/visitation, and support and property division issues.

Division of Marital Property

The goal in any case of division of property is to find a fair solution that suits both parties. Maryland is an equitable distribution state and distribution is not always 50-50. Here at the Law Offices of Corrie A. Boulay, we’ll help to ensure that you get all you’re entitled to in your divorce proceedings.

Child Custody, Visitation and Support

Child custody cases are often the most challenging cases a family lawyer can take. Often parents can let their emotions cloud their judgment when it comes to questions about custody, visitation, and support, to the detriment of the children. Our family law attorney team can help you negotiate an agreement for custody and visitation that’s best for everyone involved, as well as represent your interests if the case needs to be litigated or agreements modified.


The issue of alimony can lead to some of the most contentious arguments in a divorce process. The judge has to take more into consideration than simply income disparity. If you believe you’re entitled to alimony, contact the Law Offices of Corrie A. Boulay to help you resolve this issue.

Post Divorce Modifications

Sometimes a change in material circumstance means that divorced parties have to re-examine their custody, visitation, and support agreements. Or in some cases, one party needs help to enforce an existing order for child support, visitation, or access. Our family law attorney team is equipped to help, whether you’re seeking a post divorce modification or an enforcement of an existing court order.

Military Family Law

Although disputes are not settled in military court, military divorce proceedings are a markedly different process from civilian divorce proceedings. At the Law Offices of Corrie A. Boulay, we’re experienced and trained to handle military family law disputes and can answer questions you may have about what to expect.

Same-Sex Rights

The Supreme Court’s 2015 decision in Obergefell v. Hodges guaranteed to same-sex couples the right to federal and state recognition of their marriages. However, many couples have questions and concerns regarding adoption, divorce proceedings, and existing domestic partnerships. Our family law attorneys can help you understand and assert your legal same sex family rights under both Maryland and federal laws.

DUI/DWI Traffic Violation

Drunk driving convictions, and sometimes even minor traffic violations, can leave an imprint on your life, whether it’s insurance premiums or even the ability to find work. At the Law Offices of Corrie A. Boulay, we can help you with DUI/DWI charges and traffic violations before they have a major impact on your life.

Legal SeparationThe Waiting Period

Until 2016, Maryland law stated that all couples seeking to file for divorce first had to be legally separated for one year, with no exceptions but cases of abuse and adultery. This was a difficult issue for many separated couples and often made divorce proceedings uglier. Couples who might have otherwise wanted to keep the issue of adultery out of their divorce proceedings felt pressured to bring it up just to avoid adhering to the full one year requirement.

What Our Clients Say About UsFamily Law Attorney Reviews
Alicia Smollon is a wonderful attorney! She handles herself exceptionally well with the proper tone when needed; calm, aggressive, and assertive when... the situation calls for it. She is easy to speak to and understanding to the uniqueness of each situation. I would absolutely use her again as my attorney!The stuff you want to know about Alicia: timely, fair billing, open communication, and delivers on-time with exceptional work more
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Simply put... Corrie Boulay is amazing! She is very well-skilled in her craft and I am more than happy with the outcome of my recent case. She... handled the entire process with honesty, professionalism and grace. I am so thankful for Corrie and highly recommend her services to anyone dealing with a Family Law matter!read more
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Corrie Boulay has over two decades of experience in family law, which served me extremely well as I went through my divorce. Her knowledge of the... law, professionalism, diligence, and attention to detail ensured that my interests were well-represented and led to a very favorable outcome. Corrie and her team were very responsive and great to work with! I highly recommend her services to anyone with a family law matter!read more
Thomas Cagle
Ms. Alicia Smollon is very professional. Alicia worked on my complicated divorce/child custody case. She was very dedicated and provided me with... timely communication. Alicia always answered all my questions and fought hard for me outside and inside the courtroom. Alicia is very organized and very knowledgeable in regards to divorce and child custody proceedings. I felt very confident and informed in making the best decisions for myself and my child through her guidance and she truly supported me throughout the entire process. I would definitely use her services if needed in the more
Valerie Nowak
Mrs. Alicia Smollon is the most expensive friend i've ever had, and she is worth every penny! I couldnt imagine having gone through this experience... with any other lawyer. She fights for you while also caring for you as a person, not just a client. I will be recommending her to everyone i more
Catherine Oltman
I worked with Alicia Smollon. She was fantastic to work with and always responded quickly. I am very pleased with my outcome during a difficult... more
Mandy Mascetti
Alicia Smollon was my lawyer for a divorce proceeding involving me and my husband of 26 years. She provided me with exceptional advice and proposed... timely actions. I was very pleased with her service. So pleased, in fact, that when a subsequent dispute arose regarding some specific terms of my divorce settlement, I asked Alicia once again to help achieve a resolution. She was (1) very helpful, (2) very understanding, and (3) won every argument in my favor. I cannot say enough about her, both as a confidant and a lawyer. Should i need a lawyer in the future, Alicia will be my first more
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I worked with Alicia and she was always quick, attentive and clear in her communication. I have also consulted with her on going and she continues... to provide the same service for additional family more
Sarah Hemmer
My experience with the Law Offices of Corrie Boulay was excellent. I am a non-US citizen faced with an extremely complex case in Maryland Courts. Ms.... Corrie Boulay and Ms. Alicia Smollon and their team delivered fantastic service for me with excellent outcomes on two different occasions.They were very compassionate, responsive to my case and their fees were very reasonable. First-class Law Firm, excellent, skilled and compassionate lawyering.I was very lucky to have them representing me.Dr. J.ACanadaread more
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Mary Helton
Alicia was a delight to work with and helped us through every step of the adoption process. Would highly recommend!
Deborah Marshall
If it wasn’t bad enough to have to hire a divorce lawyer, the Law Offices of Corrie A. Boulay, LLC, came to my rescue. I was, and still am, very... impressed with my attorney, Alicia Smollon. Her skills and knowledge regarding the handling of my divorce was extraordinaire. She’s attentive, professional and has a way of making you feel more at ease when discussing sensitive issues. She has been responsive to my emails, as well as all my more
Pat Mitchell
Alicia Smollon did a great job helping us with adoption finalization. She was sensitive to our need to complete the process within a certain... timeline, and everything went more
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Samuel Payne
love themThey are very family friendly and will do everything to ensure you are treated fairly and respectfully.
Erica Dellinger
I have been using Corrie and Alicia for close to 15 years and have recommended them to family and friends over and over. It was always clear to me... how personally invested they were in helping me and my children. They exhibit the highest level of professionalism and a clear understanding of family law and court processes. They are not cut-throat nor do they stoke emotions for a profit. They are compassionate, intellectual, success driven and seemingly always available. I wished that I never needed their services but I am eternally grateful to have had them supporting me through unarguably the most difficult set of circumstances that I have had to deal more
Mike Walker
Corrie Boulay and her team are very professional as well as caring. They made sure they communicated each step of the process so that I understood... what to expect. I have recommended Corrie Boulay to others who have needed these more
Ann Bromery
This is the second time I have used this Law Firm and both experiences were great! Very knowledgeable about Family Law and very professional during... negotiations. This is the kind of firm you want to represent you!read more
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Geoffrey Luiz
Really knows her stuff What deafly recommend to anybody that needs an attorney for this type of work
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We offer a FREE initial consultation to discuss your family law issue. To talk with a family law attorney at our firm by phone or at our offices, call 410-964-9622 for our Columbia office or 410-268-2488 for our Annapolis office, or fill out our contact form below.

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