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Baltimore County & Towson Family Lawyer Amar S. Weisman

RELENTLESS, DISTINGUISHED TOWSON DIVORCE AND CUSTODY LAWYER

 

DISTINGUISHED BALTIMORE COUNTY LAW FIRM EXCLUSIVELY DEDICATED TO FAMILY LAW  

For 17 years, Amar S. Weisman has managed more than 1,750 divorce, child custody, child support and domestic violence matters, primarily in the Circuit Court for Baltimore County & surrounding jurisdictions. By focusing on domestic litigation and developing local roots, Mr. Weisman has developed expertise in how divorce, child custody, child support, and domestic violence matters are adjudicated in the County Courts Building.  

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ROAD MAP TO PREVAILING IN YOUR BALTIMORE COUNTY FAMILY LAW MATTER

  1. Comprehensive Intake & Realistic Goals. Mr. Weisman canvasses the history of the case through customized intake forms and client interviews. And confers with the client to identify realistic goals based on the facts.

  2. Excellent Pleadings and Motions. Amar Weisman owns each case and prepares all court papers, including complaints, motions, petitions, and memoranda, ensuring they are accurate and timely and tell your story.

  3. Canvassing Evidence Through Discovery. Mr. Weisman obtains admissible evidence from opposing parties by propounding interrogatories, document requests, and depositions and issues subpoenas to financial institutions, schools, healthcare providers, and law enforcement. For more information, see Evidence & Divorce, Evidence & Custody, Evidence & Child Support, and the Tools. Discovery.

  4. Preparing for Court and Presenting Evidence. Amar S. Weisman ensures the case is thoroughly prepared for court, identifying and preparing witnesses and serving trial subpoenas. He is well-versed in the types of hearings required under the Maryland Rules of Civil Procedure.

  5. Tactful Negotiation. Amar S. Weisman employs strategic and tactful negotiation techniques to achieve favorable outcomes for his clients, whether through settlement discussions, mediation, or other forms of alternative dispute resolution.

  6. No Bait and Switch. When clients hire Amar Weisman, they actually get Amar. Weisman. You will never be managed or handed off to associates, paralegals, summer interns, remote receptionists, or ghostwriters. 

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DIVORCE, ALIMONY AND MARITAL PROPERTY

If you divorce, your financial future, children, and integrity are at stake. Having gone through a divorce in Baltimore County, Amar S. Weisman understands that in stressful times, you need aggressive yet wise representation. Mr. Weisman has experience managing contested and uncontested divorces.

What Hearings Can I Expect In My Divorce? 

When you retain Amar S. Weisman, he will represent you at all stages of the case in the Circuit Court for Baltimore County, including the Scheduling ConferenceSettlement ConferencePendente Lite Hearing, and the Merits Trial

What are the Grounds for Divorce in Maryland? 

Effective October 1, 2023, the grounds for absolute divorce have changed. Pursuant to Md. Code Ann., Fam. Law § 7-103, the grounds for divorce are:

  • Irreconcilable differences: based on reasons stated in the Complaint for Absolute Divorce. What constitutes irreconcilable differences has not been tested in the case law because the ground for divorce only exists effective October 1, 2023. Click here to learn about establishing irreconcilable differences in the context of a Maryland Divorce.
  • Six-Month Separation: If the parties have resided separately and apart for six months without interruption before filing the Complaint for Absolute Divorce. This discusses how the grounds for a six-month separation can be established.
  • Mutual Consent: The parties must submit a written separation agreement addressing all required issues, including alimony, marital property, and custody of any minor children of the marriage. The requirements to pursue a divorce in Maryland are based on mutual consent.

How is Marital Property Divided in Baltimore County, MD? 

Marital Property includes all property acquired by the parties during the marriage, however, titled, unless it is traceable to a non-marital source, gift/inheritance or excluded by a valid Prenuptial Agreement. If a judge decides marital property, all property is identified, the fair market value is determined, and how the pot gets divided depends upon statutory factors, including length of the marriage, the circumstances of estrangement, the contributions of each spouse to the acquisition of the marital property, the work history of the parties, the monetary and non-monetary contributions of each party to the marriage, age, health, and a host of other criteria. The property to be divided includes the marital HomeRetirement Assets, Investment Accounts, and Marital Businesses

Can I Request (Or Be Told to Pay) Spousal Support/Alimony? 

If there is a dependent spouse and a primary wage earner, then alimony may be on the table. Multiple forms of alimony are available under the Maryland Family Law Article and through Case Law. Alimony Pendente Lite (Temporary Alimony) is established to maintain the Status Quo while a divorce is pending. Rehabilitative Alimony, which is the regular kind, is awarded based on multiple factors, including the length of the marriage, circumstances of estrangement, work history, earning potential of the parties, monetary and non-monetary contributions, how property is being divided, and host of other factors. In rare cases where there will be an unconscionable disparity in the respective standards of living even after the supporting spouse has made the maximum efforts to become self-supporting, Indefinite Alimony (Alimony that never ends) may be on the table. However, Alimony is subject to post-judgment modification. 

Do Most Divorce Cases Settle? 

The vast majority of divorce matters managed by Amar S. Weisman settle to the satisfaction of his clients before the merits trial. When a case settles, the document memorializing the full and final settlement terms is recited in a Marital Settlement Agreement. Even though most divorces settle, this occurs after the facts and finances come to light, and it becomes possible to predict what a court might do. 

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TOP BALTIMORE COUNTY CHILD CUSTODY AND CHILD SUPPORT LAWYER 

Understanding When to Litigate Vs. Settle 

Amar S. Weisman, a Towson, Maryland, child custody lawyer with 17 years of experience, protects parental rights for mothers and fathers who wish to protect their children's future. Amar S. Weisman represents clients at all custody hearings, including the Scheduling Conference, Pendente Lite Hearing, Settlement Conference, Merits Trial, and, where appropriate, Custody Modification and Contempt/Enforcement Proceedings. Like all family matters, it is essential to canvass the evidence necessary to child custody matters through the discovery process, which may include subpoenas of schools, pediatricians, law enforcement, and whoever has information materially relevant to the minor child's best interests.  

What are the Different Types of Custody? 

There are two types of custody: Legal Custody refers to the right to make long-ranging decisions, and Physical Custody refers to the day-to-day care of the Minor Children. Legal Custody can be Sole Legal Custody or Shared Legal Custody or Shared Legal Custody with a Tie-Breaker. Physical Custody is either Primary Physical Custody or Shared Physical Custody, depending on the number of overnights. One separate species of limited physical custody can be called Supervised Visitation. 

What Happens When a Custody Order Is Not Followed? 

Following custody orders, whether temporary or final, is not optional. Remedies include Petitions for Contempt of Court and Motions for an Emergency Hearing pursuant to the Baltimore County DCM Plan. However, emergency petitions are not usually granted unless there is a demonstrable physical danger to the Minor Child beyond the denial of access. 

Is Child Support Related to Custody? 

Child Support and Custody usually go together. When the Court makes a custody determination, it is mandatory, not optional, for the parties to run the child support guidelines. Parents who believe they can agree not to have child support are simply and forever wrong. Therefore, child support must be calculated pursuant to the Maryland Child Custody Guidelines, which factor in the income of the parties, work-related childcare, the cost of insuring the minor child on health insurance, out-of-pocket medical expenses, and sometimes the cost of extracurricular activities and private school. Although child support may appear to be nothing but a formula, child support decisions are still governed by the best interest of the minor child. 

Straightforward Billing

What is Amar Weisman’s Hourly Rate? 

Amar S. Weisman bills at a rate of $300.00 per hour

What is the Average Retainer? 

Depending on complexity, retainers range between $3,500.00 and $10,000.00. 

Do you take Pro Bono Mattress? 

No. That means you will not spend more, so others will pay nothing. 

Cutting Edge Systems and Technology 

The Law Offices of Amar S. Weisman utilize state-of-the-art technology to deliver exceptional legal services during each stage of the legal process. Our office is equipped with the latest Apple M2 computers, updated annually, and high-speed iPad tablets, ensuring immediate access to client files even in court. We subscribe to LexisNexis, providing comprehensive access to case law and treatises that can enhance the quality of our arguments. Additionally, we employ sophisticated financial data tools for meticulously analyzing child support calculations, asset evaluations, and outcome projections. While technology is not a substitute for quality representation, it enhances our ability to serve our clients effectively. Our team is comprised solely of experienced attorneys; we do not employ first-year associates, paralegals, or remote receptionists.

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Serving Clients From the Baltimore Area 

We have family law clients from throughout the Baltimore-Metropolitan Area, including   Aberdeen,  Abingdon, Baldwin, Bel Air, Bowleys Quarters, Brooklandville, Carney, Cedar Beach, Catonsville, Cockeysville, Edgewood, Essex, Garrison, Germantown, Glen Arm, Glenmont, Greenspring Valley, Hampton, Hillendale, Homeland, Honeygo, Hunt Valley, Hydes, Joppa Road Corridor, Kingsville, Lake Roland/Towson Run, Long Green, Lutherville, Middleborough, Middle River, Nottingham, Owings Mills, Parkville, Perry Hall, Pikesville, Riderwood, Reisterstown, Riderwood, Rodgers Forge, Rosedale, Ruxton, Shawn,  Sparks, Sparrows Point, Stoneleigh, Timonium, Towson, West Towson, White Hall, White Marsh, and York Road corridor.