Family Law Attorney Fees

The following are attorney rates for family law cases in the State of Maryland.  The fee quoted is based on the typical case.  A final fee cannot be quoted, however, until you call (443) 660-7513 and Sheri conducts a consultation.  The fees do not include filing fees or associated costs.  Travel costs may be associated with cases outside of the Baltimore-metro area. Payment plans are available!

TYPE OF CASE: 
Absolute Divorce (Contested) *
Fee – $7500
ATTORNEY ACTION: 
Absolute Divorce (Contested) *
$7500 Files Complaint and/or Answer for Absolute Divorce
Handles Discovery Requests and Responses
Prepares client for Mediation, if appropriate
Appears at Scheduling Conference, Settlement Conference and/or Trial
*Includes complaints or defenses for Alimony, Child Support, Custody/ Visitation, Real or Personal Property Distributions

TYPE OF CASE: 
Limited Divorce (Contested)*
Fee – $4500
ATTORNEY ACTION: 
Files Complaint and/or Answer for Limited Divorce
Handles Discovery Requests and Responses
Prepares client for Mediation, if appropriate
Appears at Pendente Lite Hearing, if scheduled

Appears at Scheduling Conference, Settlement Conference and/or Trial
*Includes negotiation and preparation of a Separation Agreement,

if appropriate
Also includes complaints or defenses for Alimony, Child Support, Custody/Visitation, and Use and Possession of the Family Home and Family Use Personal Property

TYPE OF CASE: 
Uncontested Divorce
Fee – $1000
ATTORNEY ACTION: 
Prepares and files Complaint for Divorce/Answer and the Joint Request to Schedule an Uncontested Divorce Hearing
*Additional $500 fee associated with having to file a Motion for Default or Motion for Alternative Service

TYPE OF CASE: 
Child Custody and/or Visitation
Fee – $6000
ATTORNEY ACTION: 
Prepares and files Complaint and/or Answer for Child Custody/Visitation case and/or Modification Hearing
Appears at Child Custody/Visitation Hearing and/or Modification Hearing
Includes representation for child support purposes

TYPE OF CASE: 
Child Support Only
Fee – $3000
ATTORNEY ACTION: 
Prepares and files Complaint and/or Answer for Child Support
Appears at Child Support Hearing

TYPE OF CASE: 
Annulment
Fee – $3500
ATTORNEY ACTION: 
Prepares and files Complaint for Annulment

Uncontested Divorce on Mutual Consent Ground

TYPE OF CASE: 
Uncontested Divorce on Mutual Consent Ground
Fee – $1750
ATTORNEY ACTION: 
Prepares and files Complaint for Absolute Divorce
Prepares and negotiates Marital Settlement Agreement

TYPE OF CASE: 
Separation/Marital Settlement Agreement
Fee – $1500
ATTORNEY ACTION: 
Prepares and negotiates a Separation/Marital Settlement Agreement between the parties
TYPE OF CASE: 
Separation/Marital Settlement Agreement
Fee – $1500
ATTORNEY ACTION: 
Prepares and negotiates a Separation/Marital Settlement Agreement between the parties

TYPE OF CASE: 
Prenuptial Agreement
Fee – $1200
ATTORNEY ACTION: 
Negotiates and prepares a Prenuptial Agreement between the parties

TYPE OF CASE: 
Petition for Contempt for Denial of Visitation or Failure to Pay Child Support
Fee – $3000
ATTORNEY ACTION: 
Prepares & files Petition for Contempt
Appears at Contempt Hearing

TYPE OF CASE: 
Request for Order of Default
Fee – $500
ATTORNEY ACTION: 
Prepares and files Request with the Court

TYPE OF CASE: 
Paternity
Fee – $2000
ATTORNEY ACTION: 
Prepares & files Petition to Establish Paternity
Appears at Paternity Hearing
TYPE OF CASE: 
Paternity
Fee – $2000
ATTORNEY ACTION: 
Prepares & files Petition to Establish Paternity
Appears at Paternity Hearing

TYPE OF CASE: 
Final Protective Order/Restraining Order Hearing
Fee – $2000
ATTORNEY ACTION: 
Prepares evidence for final hearing
Appears at final hearing

TYPE OF CASE: 
Final Peace Order Hearing
Fee – $2000
ATTORNEY ACTION: 
Prepares evidence for final hearing
Appears at final hearing