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Baltimore Family Lawyer

Dedicated and Diligent Attorney for the Full Range of Family Law Matters in Baltimore County

At the Law Office of Hasson D. Barnes, we maintain a comprehensive family law practice to address the full range of legal needs for families in the City of Baltimore and Baltimore County. With a keen attention to detail and a dedication to fully addressing client concerns, Baltimore family lawyer Hasson D. Barnes provides insightful, excellent representation across the full range of Maryland family law matters, including:

  • Divorce
  • Adoption
  • Dependency
  • Domestic Violence
  • Guardianship
  • Prenuptial Agreements
  • Paternity

Below is a brief overview of the primary areas of our family law practice. Call our Mount Washington office for assistance with any Baltimore family law matter at 443-423-0548.

Divorce

Our experienced family law attorney can advocate for you in settlement negotiations, family law mediation, or courtroom litigation as necessary to fully represent you in your Baltimore divorce. We help clients obtain both Limited Divorce and Absolute Divorce while making sure their rights are protected and their interests promoted in child custody, child support, alimony and the division of marital property.

Adoption

Adoption can be a wonderful way to grow a family, and assisting in this process is one of the most rewarding parts of a family lawyer’s practice. Adoptions can be expensive and complicated, and they are not always successful when they are not handled with skill and attention. Our diligent family law attorney can help make sure your adoption goes smoothly and successfully.

CINA

If a child has been abused or neglected, the courts may declare the child a “child in need of assistance” (CINA). A child in this situation may be removed from the home, and legal action may even be taken to terminate the mother’s or father’s (or both) parental rights on a permanent basis. We represent concerned parents who are at risk of losing their custodial rights due to a misunderstanding, false accusation, or overzealous actions on the part of DHS Child Protective Services. If you believe your child is being abused by the other parent, or if you are a concerned grandparent or other family member, we can also help make sure the child is kept safe and is properly placed with fit and loving care givers.

Protective Orders

Spousal abuse or domestic violence may be the reason couples are seeking a divorce, and threats or violence may occur during a heated divorce even if they weren’t present in the relationship before. In any case, keeping yourself and your children safe is of paramount importance. We can help you get immediate protection through a protective order and represent you at a hearing to keep that order in place for as long as it is needed. As both an experienced and successful criminal defense lawyer and family law attorney, Hasson D. Barnes can also represent you if you are being falsely or unfairly accused of domestic violence.

Guardianship

Whether due to age, illness or disability, some people are or become unable to care for themselves, including managing their business or financial affairs and making important legal and medical decisions. If this issue was never addressed through proper estate planning, it may be necessary to go to court to establish a legal guardianship. At the Law Office of Hasson D. Barnes, our compassionate family law attorney has the knowledge and experience necessary to represent you through this process for a smooth and successful outcome.

Prenuptial Agreements

A prenuptial agreement is an excellent way for couples to begin their life together with a full understanding of each other’s financial situation and needs, and to enter the marriage with security and peace of mind that neither party will be unfairly taken advantage of in the event of a divorce, death or other occurrence. Our Baltimore family law attorney can draft or review a prenuptial agreement so that it fully addresses your concerns and will be valid and enforceable should you ever need it.

Paternity

A child’s father is legally obligated to support his children financially and can be ordered to pay child support in a divorce or any time if the couple were never married. A father is also entitled to custody or visitation with his children, absent compelling reasons why this should not be allowed. If the parents were not married when a child was born and the father has not voluntarily acknowledged paternity through the appropriate process, it may be necessary to go to court to prove the child’s parentage and enforce legal rights. We help mothers and putative fathers establish or challenge paternity in divorce, child custody, and other proceedings.

Dedicated and Effective Baltimore Family Lawyer

For practical legal advice and effective representation in divorce, adoption or any family law matter in Baltimore, call the Law Office of Hasson D. Barnes at 443-423-0548 to speak with an experienced and effective Baltimore County family lawyer dedicated to meeting your needs.

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