Westminster, MD -- (SBWIRE) -- 02/14/2014 -- The lawyers of Westminster, Carroll County and Central Maryland Law Firm specialize in family law in Westminster MD , representing people from the community who need to settle cases within the family. Family law is never easy, but the lawyers work with dignity and respect for every individual involved.
Family lawyers specialize in many relationship type cases. Although a majority of cases in regards to relationships are marriages, other types such as civil unions and domestic partnerships are covered as well. This is the type of lawyer you will want to have in the event of a divorce.
Although adoption is more of a common type of family law case, it is still best to have a family lawyer. However, there are more difficult cases such as surrogacy. This case can be much harder to handle due to it involving a mother or father that is biologically related to the child. This case can become much more difficult if the surrogate decides to fight a case. This will depend on what contracts were signed however.
Many cases are fought at family court due to child abuse or neglect. Usually, these children are removed from the home. However, for the parent to regain custody or another family member, it may have to be handled in court. In some cases, the parent may not be able to gain full custody again, but can have visitation rights. Child abduction cases are determined in family law as well, which will require a family lawyer for that case.
Other cases such as property settlements, alimony, and child support will require a family lawyer as well. Property settlement can be a result of a deceased family member or from a divorce that has or is taking place. Usually a family member is entitled due to a will left behind. However, a sudden death can leave family members fighting over whom the property would be passed down to.
Child support is another case that family lawyers will have more knowledge in than other types of lawyers. This will determine how much child support will be paid to the parent or family member supporting the child.
Whether an adoption, divorce, child custody or support case is pending, the family lawyers of Westminster, MD will provide the proper legal representation and counsel that a person needs. The legal system isn’t easy to navigate, which is why these lawyers work diligently to provide remarkable service to those in the community.
About Hoffman, Comfort, Offutt, Scott & Halstad
Hoffman, Comfort, Offutt, Scott & Halstad provide legal services in several areas of law, including family law, estate planning and disputes, wills and trusts, personal injury and more. Our law firm is dedicated to the people of Westminster, Carroll County and Central Maryland, and has been servicing the community since 1936. We pride ourselves in a rich history of service and are excited to serve you through legal counsel and representation.
24 North Court Street
Westminster, MD 21157