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
- 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
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.
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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 (MSA) 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 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.
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 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.
Dealing With SeparationTraditions and Holidays
Holiday AccessAfter A Divorce Or Separation
One of the most complicated custody issues after a separation or divorce is that of holiday access. Holidays are hailed as a time to spend with families. If the family is split, who gets that quality family time come Thanksgiving or Christmas? It’s no wonder attorneys see so many custody issues around the holidays, especially shortly after the divorce or separation. The best thing you can do though is to try to be civil and work out a resolution that’s best for the entire family.
Keeping Holiday TraditionsFollowing Parental Separation
The anticipation of the first major holiday following a separation or divorce is often fraught with concern and worry for parents. Anxious mothers and fathers strive to create as much normalcy and maintain as many traditions as possible for their children. Although this may understandably feel like yet another painful aspect of a separation, parents can most certainly find ways to make that first holiday a little easier for themselves and their children.
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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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