Family Law Attorney Fees

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